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Wallet lost in 1987 returned to owner

ACWORTH, GA -- A man's wallet was returned 25 years after he lost it while water skiing. It spent 24 years lost somewhere near Holden's Beach in North Carolina.

Burton Maugans, from Acworth, Georgia says he got the phone call just a few weeks ago.

"He introduced himself and said he knew my age, my name and my birthday, personal information about me. At first I could remembering losing a wallet but then its the only wallet I've ever lost in my life. It came back to me pretty quickly."

The wallet came back to him in the mail just a few days ago with his high school student ID from 1987, his library card-and even his old ATM card.

"I was water-skiing , and I had forgotten to take the wallet out of my pocket and I got in the water, as I got in I realized I lost it," said Maugans.

After that, Mauguns says he never expected to get it back.

That is until Jim Parker spotted it while walking on the beach with his wife.

We called Parker who is in North Carolina.

"Sprayed it all off with a garden hose and when I looked at the dates I said, 'Wow this is really, really old,'" said Parker.

It's not clear where the wallet has been for all of these years.

The student ID in Mauguns' wallet is from Kennesaw State University. His son is just about to start there - and is the same age Maugun was when he lost the wallet.

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