- Associated Press - Friday, October 10, 2014

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 Thursday. The bag also contained a watch, ring and pager.

The Los Angeles Times reports that 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.

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