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Florida Family Recovers Gold from Sunken Spanish Vessel

The Schmitt family has struck gold off the Florida Coast.

A Florida family hit the jackpot when they found $1 million-worth of gold artifacts, including a royal coin from the Spanish king, recovered from a Spanish ship that sank off the Floridian coast 300 years ago.

The Schmitt family - Rick and Lisa, their two children and daughter-in-law - have been searching for years for lost treasure on their salvage ship Aarrr Booty. Eric Schmitt, Lisa's 27-year-old son, managed to locate the treasure in 4.5 meters of water off the city of Fort Pierce, Florida.

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posted 07/29/2015 in Commercial Diving, History, The Lighter Side

Tags: Commercial diving, gold, Florida, royal coin, Schmitt family


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