Dart used in whale euthanasia missing

Police are searching for one of the chemical-filled darts used to euthanize a beached whale in East Hampton that has gone missing.

The two-foot syringe was last seen Friday when it bounced off the body of the 10,000-pound marine mammal.

East Hampton's dive team used metal detectors Saturday in the hopes of finding the dart, which may still contain hazardous medical waste.

Sam Rivers, of Bridgehampton, says he's worried the sedative from the dart may get into the fish he catches.

Officials have put up a poster warning people of the danger the syringe may pose. Anyone who spots the dart is asked to call 911.

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