This one made me smile! Every year the level of our lake is lowered two or three feet (sometime even more). I’m not entirely sure why this is done but it seems to be some combination of keeping down invasive species and allowing lake residents to repair their docks.
I imagine that in this case someone moved the bench closer to he water when the water level was low and the bench would still have been on on the sand. Since then the lake level has been allowed to rise and the feet of the bench are now in the water. As I thought about this more it occurred to me that this is not such a bad idea. In the heat of Summer this could be a pleasant place to sit and read while keeping your bare feet cool in the water. I hope they leave it there.