George Tindale, 15, was with his dad searching the bottom of the Witham river in Grantham, Lincolnshire. The two like to search the bottom of rivers with heavy-duty magnets hoping to find treasure.
The father and son team were shocked when they snagged out of the mud a safe containing $2,500 Australian dollars ($1,800 USD).
“I mean it was amazing really,” said the 15-year-old who lives in Newark, Nottinghamshire. “We pulled this safe out and it had all that money in.”
“I was just amazed that they’d been able to track me down,” said Rob. “There are some really nice and good people in this world. They could have kept the money, they could have said they attempted to get hold of me.”
“They wanted to return the contents and the goods to the rightful owners and I think that says a lot about humanity… to go to all that trouble.”
Everette explained that the safe was stolen from him during a burglary in 2000.
Rob, who runs a wealth management company offered George a job once he ready after watching a video when the magnet fisherman did a quick calculation of the currency they found.
He said: “I’d love him to work for us. He’s only 15 but give him a bit more time and I’d be happy to give him an opportunity.”
George and his father have been fishing for about three years and have a Youtube channel that is very popular.
During one video while the two were fishing they pulled out two World War II hand grenades that had to be denoted on-site by a bomb squad because they were too unstable.
In another popular episode the two find a bag of coins and a revolver pistol.