Oct 10, 2014 12:54 PM by News Staff
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Water in Los Angeles County's Castaic Lake is so low amid California's drought that a fisherman has recovered a handgun and a badge that a federal agent lost in the water decades ago.
Sheriff's detectives say the shallow water exposed a backpack containing the items and it was plucked out by the fisherman on Thursday. The bag also contained a watch, ring and pager.
The Los Angeles Times reports detectives were able to track down the agent, who works with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The agent said he got a lot of grief from his co-workers after his backpack went overboard during a boat trip in 1992.
The water level at the lake in northern Los Angeles County is down about 150 feet.
Information from: Los Angeles Times
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