Gold prices up 5% since start of year
Swimming in an Alpine lake on a warm August day has many allures, but for a German teenager it fortuitously became the best investment decision in her young life.
The teenage girl from Germany, who remains anonymous, last summer found a gold bar at the bottom of the lake and quickly surrendered the treasure to the police in Berchtesgaden, Germany.
The authorities began a monthslong search for a rightful owner, but after six months could not find anybody, according to news reports. On Thursday, they announced that the girl and her family can keep the bar, which at 17.6 ounces is worth about $20,000.
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