- A teen who uses magnets to find treasure in river bottoms discovered a safe filled with thousands of dollars.
- The safe contained $2,500 Australian dollars.
- He gave the money back to the owner, whose safe was robbed 22 years ago.
A teen treasure hunter using a heavy-duty magnet to comb river bottoms discovered a safe containing thousands of dollars, and he won hearts online after he gave it back to its rightful owner.
Three weeks ago, George Tindale and his father were combing the River Witham in Grantham, Lincolnshire, when they made the remarkable discovery. Using a trail of clues, they tracked the cash’s owner, a businessman whose safe had been robbed 22 years ago.
The 15-year-old from Newark, Nottinghamshire said:
“I mean it was amazing really. We pulled this safe out and it had all that money in.”
When the father and son discovered a purse holding $2,500 multicolored Australian dollars (about $1,800 US) among the filth and slime inside the little safe, they were astounded.
A certificate and expired bank cards were also included, providing enough information for the magnet ‘fishermen’ to locate Rob Everett.
After calling Rob to inform him of the incredible find, the kind father and son paid him a visit at his Grantham shop last week to return the stolen items.
“I was just amazed that they’d been able to track me down,” said Rob. “There are some really nice and good people in this world. They could have kept the money, they could have said they attempted to get hold of me.
After meeting George, the business owner offered him a job for when he finished school.
Mr. Everett also handed George a small reward.
Ron realized the teenager is a skilled mathematician after watching the video in which George does a fast computation of the stack of money.
“What’s good about it is, I run a wealth management company and… I’d love him to work for us.”
George began magnet fishing three years ago in search of treasure, but his hobby has evolved to include a focus on river pollution and the impact it has on wildlife. On his renowned YouTube channel, Magnetic G, he constantly documents his findings.
“We’re doing a follow up video because we’ve got people hanging off the edges of their seats if you read through the comments,” said Denise, George’s mom.
Source: Good News Network