Sanford family's $500K treasure find could be from Spanish fleet sunk in 1715
SANFORD, Fla. (WFTV) -- A treasure-hunting Sanford family is celebrating its largest find ever Tuesday afternoon.
Rick Schmitt's family uncovered what could be more than $500,000 worth of gold chains and coins off the coast of Fort Pierce over the weekend.
The loot likely came from a fleet of Spanish ships struck by a strong hurricane in 1715, officials said.
The findings will be divided between the state, museums and Schmitt's family.
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