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11-Year-Old Fishes Purse Out of Lake That Was Lost 25 Years Ago

07/12/2017 at 2:13 |
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An 11-year-old fisherman in South Carolina is a hero to one local woman after he found the purse she lost 25 years ago at the bottom of a lake. Brody Brooks was fishing on Lake Hartwell with adult relative Ben Meyers on July 14 when he caught the purse at the end of his line. "I was like, 'Man, I got a monster!'" Brooks says, while Meyers adds, "He was so excited and just fighting it like a champion." After realizing it was a purse and not a fish, Meyers then recognized the name of his family friend April Dearhart (now married and known as April Bolt) on the credit cards, birth certificate and high-school diploma contained in the bag. Says Bolt, "I never thought I'd see it again...It's like my own little time capsule!"