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MEL FISHER was a world renowned treasure salver and his most famous treasure find was the ATOCHA, one of the famed Spanish 'Silver Plate' treasure convoy that sank off Florida.  This discovery brought him fame and immense wealth, but he paid a terrible price.  The boat on which his son was living with his wife developed a leak one night and while the couple were sleeping, the boat capsized and sank.  They did not escape and so MEL lost his son.

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