A 6-year-old boy helped crack open an almost decade-old robbery case when he reeled in a locked secure from the underside of a South Carolina lake.
Knox Brewer of Johns Island took up “magnet fishing” and commenced trying to find metallic objects underwater as a solution to cross time throughout the coronavirus pandemic, his members of the family advised WCIV-TV this week.
The boy was out together with his household at Whitney Lake this month when the magnet connected to his line caught to one thing heavy within the mud under, the information outlet reported. With the assistance of a bystander, Knox pulled in and pried open what turned out to be a waterlogged lockbox containing debris-covered jewellery and bank cards, in addition to a checkbook, in accordance with a video of the invention.
“I knew the right thing to do was go ahead and call the local authorities, get them involved and try to solve this mystery,” the kid’s father, Jonathan Brewer, advised the outlet.
Authorities decided the sunken secure belonged to a girl who lived throughout the road from the lake. She mentioned it had been stolen from her house eight years in the past, the outlet reported.
While many of the costly objects had been taken, the discover nonetheless turned out to be a helpful catch, in accordance with the Brewers. They mentioned they had been in a position to reunite her with charms from an previous bracelet.
“The first thing that she did was just kneel down, hug Knox and thanked him and thanked him for bringing that closure to her,” Jonathan Brewer mentioned.