Austrian boy finds £71,000 floating in river

A boy who looked like he was committing suicide was actually trying to fish out £71,000 swimming in Austria's River Danube.

Man finds £71,000 floating in river

A boy has well and truly proved the saying "finders keepers".

The unnamed youngster was walking along the River Danube in Austria on Saturday (5.12.15) when he came across a wad of cash notes amounting to £71,000.

The lucky chap tried to fish the floating notes out of the river but passersby assumed he was trying to kill himself and alerted police, who came to his rescue, according to Oesterreich newspaper.

A police spokesperson commented: "The boy said he wanted to bring it to the police, but the question is whether the police found it or the boy."

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