A woman was taken care of this Thursday afternoon by the emergency services while she was bathing in a fountain in the city center of Dijon in which she had poured more than 47,000 euros, AFP learned from the police and of the prefecture.
Alerted following a call from Samu around 2:30 p.m., four firefighters evacuated this woman while she was swimming in a water fountain in Place de la République and transported her to the city hospital. National and municipal police officers then took charge of emptying the fountain and then collecting the money found in the form of denominations of 10, 20, 50 and 100.
“We intervened to put the woman to safety and to retrieve the tickets floating in the water“, police told AFP, citing a”psychologically fragile 50s“, without further specifying the origin of the funds or advancing an explanation for the gesture.
“We are at this stage at 47,200 euros identified“, for its part indicated the prefecture of Côte-d’Or. The police presence was also aimed at ensuring that no passerby is tempted to seize the cash.
According to the regional daily Le Bien Public, which revealed the story, the “swimmer” is from Nancy.