An episode which airs Monday at 9 p.m. on WGTV (Comcast Channel 8) will feature Cedartown resident Chuck Sotzin, who searched for the treasure with noted treasure hunter Mel Fisher.
The Spanish ship Atocha, which was carrying around 40 tons of silver and gold from Havana back to Europe, wrecked in 1622. In 1985 Sotzin was a diver who helped find that lost treasure.
The hunt netted piles of silver and precious jewelry, and as his payment Sotzin kept two of the silver ingots from the wreck.
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