A shell of a find!

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7-year-old Bella Rae Powell is all smiles after her dad found her a seashell nearly as big as she is on her birthday!  

Heath Powell of Vancleave, Mississippi tells News 5 that he made the huge find while participating in a lionfish tournament on Friday.  Heath said he was diving about 25 miles off the coast of Destin, Florida. 

The biggest shell I’ve ever seen!  First thing I thought was, how big his pincher was going to be but when I turned it over it was empty so was like score!” said Powell.  

Powell added that if he finds a shell with something in it, he lets it live for another day.  

Bella Rae collects seashells and is not letting this one go. Powell said when her ‘Poppi” offered to give her $5 dollars for the prized shell, she told him, “I’ll take your $5 dollars but you’re not getting my shell!”
 

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