I would love for something like this to happen to me!
An unnamed German teenager is feeling rather pleased with herself this week.
Last Friday 7 August she was on holiday at the very beautiful Koenigssee lake in Bavaria, close to Germany's southern border with Austria. It's emerald-green waters are crystal-clear & full of fish (the authorities have allowed only electric-, pedal- & row-boats on the waters since 1909). She was swimming in 2m (6' 7") when, rather like Gollum, she found a gold bar nestling amongst the gravel (there is possibly a dragon hunting her down as I type this).
This being Bavaria, and Koenigssee lake being so deep & not too far from Hitler's Obersalzberg mountain retreat, there are lots of legends & rumours of Nazi gold being hidden within the Lake. In the light of this it is just as well that the teenager promptly handed the bar in to the authorities.
German officials are strenuously denying that the bar has anything to do with Nazi gold ("There is no Treasure of Silver Lake"), pointing out that the bullion was marked with a (modern) Foundry name, although curiously the serial number had been scratched off (look near the base). They had also combed the area where found & it seemed alone.
€16,000 Euro (£11,500 GBP) ($18,000 USD)
--------- Alex Kemp