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Teen finds $18,000 gold bar in lake

/ 08:43 AM August 13, 2015
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BERLIN, Germany – A German teenager swimming in Bavaria came upon a solid gold bar at the bottom of a lake and may get to keep it, local police said on Wednesday.

The 16-year-old girl discovered the gold on Friday while swimming in the Koenigssee (King Lake) where she was on holiday, a police spokesman said.

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The 500-gram bar, which she found at a depth of two meters (6.5 feet), was worth an estimated 16,000 euros ($18,000 = PhP830,000), police said.

She turned it over to the authorities, who were working to determine its origin.

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Police divers scoured the lake floor for further valuables but did not find anything of note.

“If no rightful owner is found and the bar is not related to a crime, then the girl will probably be able to keep it,” the spokesman said.

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