LOS ANGELES – 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 (http://lat.ms/1sizMYs) detectives were able to track down the agent, who works with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The agent said he got grief from his co-workers after his backpack went overboard during a 1992 boat trip.
The water level at the lake in northern Los Angeles County is down about 150 feet.
Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com