Tourist finds, returns $13,000 in a purse on Daytona Beach

(WESH) A Good Samaritan found a purse floating in the ocean in Daytona Beach Sunday morning, and it turned out the purse contained a bank bag with $13,000 inside.

According to Beach Safety officers, in addition to the money, several thousand dollars in jewelry was found inside.

Officers said the owner lost her purse on the beach Saturday night, and that her purse was probably pulled into the water by the tide.

The passerby, Darlene Curley, grabbed it and turned it over to authorities.

"We were worried someone might have drowned or something could have happened to them on the beach," she said.

Courtesy: NBC Newschannel, WESH