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Hundreds search for gold bars worth £10,000 on Kent beach

At least one family has struck lucky at a beach in Kent after discovering a gold bar worth £10,000.

ITV News correspondent Richard Pallot reports:

Hundreds of gold-diggers have travelled to Folkestone's Outer Harbour Beach over the past two days after German artist Michael Sailstorfer revealed he had hid thirty 24-carat gold pieces in the sand.

Visitors were given extra motivation when they were told they could keep whatever they find.

One family were reported to have found a gold piece. Credit: ITV News/Richard Pallot
Some used metal detectors in their bid to find the gold. Credit: ITV News

One family found a gold bar late on Friday evening, organisers said.

Three other bars have reportedly been found, but others were not so lucky.

"We found two shells and a piece of wood," one youngster said.

Hundreds descended on the beach to look for the gold. Credit: @FstoneTriennial

One of the organisers said she was delighted by the response to Mr Sailstorfer's challenge.

""There's been a real sense of community. Everyone's really happy, and just really enjoying the beach - whether they are finding things or not," Rachel Kinchin, communications manager for Situations UK, said.