It reads like the opening scene of an “Indiana Jones” movie.
A young man climbing a French glacier finds a cache of glittering jewels wrapped in bags stamped “Made in India” — remnants, perhaps, of cargo from an ill-fated airliner called the Malabar Princess.
The best thing about it? This story is true.
It happened early this month on a glacier overlooking the southeastern French village of Chamonix, Albertville police Chief Sylvain Merly said Thursday.
The climber — who Merly said asked to remain anonymous — found the jewels inside a metal box atop the glacier. He turned them over to police in Bourg-Saint-Maurice on September 9.