Strange sight bemuses driver, sends her dog crazy
A motorist in Scotland witnessed a strange-looking scene when she came across a man in waterproof gear and snorkeling mask, lying face-down in a stream.
Leigh Watt recorded this video as she watched the man rise to his knees and empty a pan of silt from the stream bed in Leadhills.
Watt posted it to Facebook with the caption 'Someone panning for Leadhills gold'.
The Leadhills area is well-known for its gold deposits and is popular among gold prospectors. While this prospector's approach may look strange, it has proven very effective for others. The Guardian reported in 2018 that an amateur prospector found a 3.02oz lump of gold while lying face-down in a Scottish river.