$10,000 Cash Dropped From Helicopter On Delaware Marina, The Crowd Goes Wild

Elaine Radford - Author

Aug. 20 2013, Updated 6:28 a.m. ET

A sudden rainfall of $10,000 in cash from a helicopter hit a Lewes, Delaware marina on Saturday afternoon. I know what you’re thinking. Why don’t people ever tell you about this stuff in advance so that you can get in position?

An extensive WBOC news station report said that the $10,000 cash dropped from the helicopter at early Saturday evening roughly over the marina’s Irish Eyes saloon. An unidentified person who recently passed away had instructed his or her heirs to drop the money as part of their last will.

It’s a good thing the drop was made on Saturday, as the station noted that it was raining heavily on Sunday. That would have made the cash drop even wetter and wilder than it already was.

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The police had been quietly tipped off and had an officer on hand to make sure that nobody got hurt in the mad scramble for cash.

People stomped around in the weeds and even got down on their knees as they grabbed for the cash dropped from the helicopter. Heck, some people were actually swimming in the canal and scooping up the money with nets.

Why not? I’d get wet for a piece of the helicopter cash. The biggest winner reportedly got around $700, so it’s worth changing your socks over it.

But, according to a brief MSN Now report, no one felt strongly enough about the Lewes, Delaware cash helicopter drop to start a fight.

However, boaters said two people did get injuries bad enough to require brief hospital visits as a result of the scramble through water and weeds for the money. Oops.

Here’s WBOC 16’s video report on the $10,000 cash helicopter drop at Lewes Marina.

At the time of writing, no one has spoken out to identify who left behind the request to drop the $10,000 cash from the helicopter.


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