Police investigate after gold coast body find is announced as police found a gold coin which may be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in the sea. Police investigation finds a gold coin that may be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in the sea.
Posted by ABC News Online on December 15, 2012
The mystery gold coin found floating in the waters of a southern Queensland city has led to an intensive search and investigation by police.
About 40 officers spent the night searching the Brisbane suburb of Numbani Beach for the coin on Saturday evening.
It was discovered by divers about 9pm as they scoured the waters off the beach for what had been reported to be a gold coin, said Australian Federal Police (AFP) spokesman Anthony Goss.
The coin, estimated to be worth more than a million dollars, was reportedly found about 400 metres from an area with some of Queensland’s best beaches, including Maroon 5 Beach on the Brisbane CBD.
Police launched a search for the gold coin before dawn on Sunday morning with the Australian Border Force (ABF) and the Queensland Emergency Services team searching nearby.
Mr Goss said police received a call around 9.45am reporting that a gold coin may be found on the beach.
«We have been on the beach trying to locate it,» he said.
«It’s an odd find because y진주출장마사지ou’d like it to be real gold.»
Police divers went for about 60 minutes to the area where the coin was believed to be buried before finding nothing else and leaving.
A team of Queen마사지sland police officers then set up a search area for up to 40 more hours, including a dive team at 7.30am on Sunday. The dive team also found a white, oval-shape강원출장마사지d object in the ocean about 400 metres from the gold coin.
Police are reviewing CCTV footage and searching beach and sea floors to establish exactly what the object is and how it came to be at the site.
The search team will also search beach and sea floors in surrounding areas over the next 48 hours, while officers look for further information about the gold coin.
While he did not know what type of coin it is, Mr Goss said its weight and value could be worth billions of dollars.
«It’s extremely unlikely it would be the actual gold coin,» he said.
«If you look at its weight and value, we’d be very interested if you could tell us what gold it is.»
The AFP said it was assisting the Federal Governmen