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Low Lakes Bring Out the Treasure Hunters
Low water levels in Oklahoma lakes have some people worried, but others are looking at dry lakes as a land of opportunity. Fox 35's Mike Brooks met two Oklahomans taking advantage of the weather by doing some treasure hunting.
It's the sound a modern day bounty hunter longs to hear. The constant pinging of a metal detector indicates what could be buried treasure.
"You never know what you're going to find," says David Darter.
Darter and another "red-dirt pirate" spent Sunday searching Lake Hefner's expanding shoreline.
"Since the water receded, it's hard to tell where would be the perfect spot," says Jason Palmer.
The two were digging for gold, silver, or anything of value.
"I found a ring once. A silver ring that had a diamond in it," says Darter.
Word is spreading. What used to be the "high seas" of Oklahoma are now giving up treasurers beyond belief.
Darter says, "We've heard some stories of the things they find, so we thought it'd be neat to take a few hours and go out to see if there's anything we can find."
Armed with their version of a sword, and using a few simple tools like a metal rod, a hand shovel, and a trowel, these two spent hours hoping to strike it rich.
But alas, Lake Hefner isn't giving up her bounty just yet.
"Just mostly cans, nothing really of value of late but we're still trying," says Palmer.
If you'd like to learn more about treasure hunting, visit these two links to local clubs - twinterritoriestreasurehunters.com and okmdclub.proboards.com.
Posted: Sunday, January 20 2013, 09:29 PM CST
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President to visit Okla. following deadly tornado
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MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- President Barack Obama is due in Oklahoma for a visit following the killer tornado that struck Moore.
The president is expected in Moore Sunday afternoon.
The tornado that struck Monday left 24 dead and more than 300 injured. Officials estimate about 12,000 homes were damaged or destroyed.
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