A man from Huizhou who salvaged an estimated 27 ton haul of 1000 year-old ebony from the bottom of the of the Dongjiang River was prevented from selling it off by police. Mr. Lin had heard fishermen mentioning that they often bump into wood under the water, and talked with them about a salvage operation. After dredging out a total of 44 logs with the use of employed divers, a barge other machinery, Mr. Lin was in contact with a client when police intervened. An expert from Guangdong Archaeology Research Institute is assessing the find. Netizens were annoyed the state had made another claim.