Buried treasure: Florida dive team recovers $16K Rolex during training exercise

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. — A dive team in Florida became treasure hunters during a training exercise, when they found a family heirloom worth $16,000.

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The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that it was conducting its monthly training when an elderly man asked them for help. The man said that a family heirloom Rolex worth $16,000 had fallen into Six Mile Creek when the band broke.

The dive team immediately turned the request into an exercise and told WJAX that they recovered the missing watch within 20 minutes. The watch was found, in working condition, in nearly 20 feet of water.

DIVE TEAM SHOUT OUT: Yesterday, the Dive Team had their monthly training and received a request from a citizen that they...

Posted by St. Johns County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, June 23, 2022

The dive team returned the watch to its grateful owner.

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