NY: Couple finds safe stuffed with $100,000 cash while magnet fishing

Source: The Guardian [UK]

“A New York City couple who were ‘magnet fishing’ in a lake caught more than they had bargained for when they pulled out a safe that had $100,000 cash inside. James Kane and Barbie Agostini tossed a line with a strong magnet attached to the end into a lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens on 31 May, Friday afternoon. The couple managed to open the safe and found the cash, bundles of $100 bills, with an estimated value of $100,000, though the money was damaged by the water. In an interview with NY1, James Kane explained they began magnet fishing during the Covid-19 pandemic due to the allure of treasure-hunting without having to spend a lot of money on equipment. Magnet fishing simply involves putting a rope with a strong magnet on it into water with the hopes of retrieving metal objects.” (06/02/24)

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/article/2024/jun/02/couple-magnet-fishing-safe-cash-new-york