Bewildered Police found Thousands of Euros Floating in Danube River

December 10
2:04 AM 2015

The Police of Austria has been left bewildered after they found thousands of euro banknotes floating in Danube River. Soon after the discovery, police officers called all the banks of Danube in Vienna. During this euro rescue mission, bystanders observed an anonymous boy jumped into the river.

As per the BBC news, a police spokesman told a reporter that the recovered money was worth some €100,000 that is around £72,000 and $108,000 respectively. Police authorities also added that there was no crime reported lately in that area. Therefore, the origination of huge bulk of the money is still under water.

Obviously, the Police officers first thought that the entirely rescued selection of 500 and 100 euro banknotes to be counterfeit. However, later on, they came to know that the notes are genuine. 

The case came to the notice of the Police only when the bystanders spotted an unknown boy jumping into the river on Saturday. People thought he was trying to attempt suicide. Later, it became clear that he was actually trying to retrieve the money from the river.

Authorities are still clueless about the source of the money. As per The Huffington Post news, investigators are now stumped as to where the money came from. Therefore, as per Austrian law, the boy will get the percentage of an amount for the time being.

Interestingly, if no one claims the money within a year, the whole amount will be handed to the one who found it at the first place.  In the several images spread over news channels, the rescued euro banknotes were seen drying out on a cloth horse.

The Washington Post reports, the banknotes were wet, but Austrian police are not treating the find of more than 100,000 euros found in the Danube River as a classic case of money laundering.

Authorities had to use a fish net to take the money out of the water. The mystery is deepening about the owner of the money and how it got into the river. However, there is still no update of any crime like robbery involving such amount of money, informed the Vienna police spokesperson.

If the search of the owner seems to fail within a span of a year, it will be a case of finders' keepers. Only future can tell if the rescuer boy will become a billionaire for discovering those large denomination euro notes in Danube River.

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