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"...somebody must have information that will help the police trace the lawful owner."

About 60,000 pounds ($100,000) was found in a U.K. river. (Image source: Lincolnshire police)

You know the feeling when you reach into your pocket and find an unexpected $5 bill or you're walking down the street and spot a stray single? Think of how a U.K. man felt when he came upon 60,000 pounds (about $100,000) in a river while he was out walking his dog.

cash in river About 60,000 pounds ($100,000) was found in a U.K. river. (Image source: Lincolnshire police)

Before everyone gets too excited for him, the cash found in the Spalding River in Lincolnshire was turned over to authorities who are investigating the mysterious amount of money, who it belongs to and how it ended up in the water.

"It isn’t everyday that an amount of money like this is found and somebody must have information that will help the police trace the lawful owner," Detective Constable Steve Hull said in a statement about the cash, which was found Oct. 25 near the South Drove Drain. "I would be grateful to hear from people who have genuine information to pass on to me."

cash in river The cash is currently being investigated by police. (Image source: Lincolnshire police)

Lincolnshire police said in a news release they are working with the Bank of England in the investigation. Police are conducting forensic analysis on the money, much of which is considered destroyed, although a portion is in fair condition.

cash in river Image source: Lincolnshire police

Watch CNN's report about the find:

The money will remain in the police department's possession during the investigation. If the owner is not identified, the money will become part of a court forfeiture order.

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