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The photo released by the police in Rosenheim on Aug. 12, 2015 shows a gold bar that was found by a teenager when swimming in a lake near Berchtesgaden. Police said in a statement that they still try to find out from where the 500g (17.6-ounce) bar came. (Polizeipraesidium Oberbayern Sued via AP)

Teen finds gold bar while swimming in German Alpine lake

WT24 Desk

BERLIN — A teenager has made an unexpected find while swimming in a lake in the German Alps: a 500-gram (17.6-ounce) bar of gold, AP reports.  Police said Wednesday that they are still trying to figure out where the bar comes from and how it got into the Koenigssee lake, a popular tourist destination near Berchtesgaden on the border with Austria.

The 16-year-old girl, who was on vacation, found it around 2 meters (6 ½ feet) under the surface on Friday and handed it in to police. Divers on Tuesday carried out a thorough search of the area around where the bar was found, but didn’t find any more gold or other valuables.

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