Authorities – and the internet, in general – are now working to figure out how dozens of guns end up in a Georgia lake following a bizarre discovery by two brothers. Things changed quickly for Adam Cowart when he was let go at work. Then, they changed drastically again when he began an interesting hobby. “I went from a seven to twelve-hour workday a week – to nothing,” Adam said.
When he was laid off due to the pandemic, he took up magnet fishing with his brother Jacob. It’s like fishing, but instead of a rod, they use a lever with a large magnet to uncover metal objects the water. “We had pulled bicycles, street signs, lawnmowers, newspaper stands,” Adam said. “The heaviest thing I pulled out was a 257-pound 1920s gas steam radiator.” In all, they’ve scouted 180 different spots around Georgia. But their most interesting find was near Athens on the North Oconee River where there are rumors of an alleged robbery years ago. “The first gun comes out and I was like, ‘uh oh’,” Adam said. “And then I call my brother and he comes out with me the next day. He found three or four and I found five or six more. [full article]