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Bob Backman of the River Keepers FM on the banks of the Red River, Monday, June 10, 2013, in Moorhead, Minn. Logan Werlinger / The Forum

Mystery greets divers who probe Red River's murky depths

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FARGO -- Roger Cullen got hooked on diving the Red River for its hidden secrets the day he found a military rifle, shotgun, pistol, steamboat clock and human skull embedded in the mucky bottom.

He was looking for something else in the murky water beneath the North Broadway bridge, an isolated area, on that summer day in 1979.

A scuba-diving friend invited him to help retrieve what he thought was a cache of guns stolen from a police evidence room.

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