Florida dive team recovers $16K Rolex watch that fell in creek

Credit: St. Johns County Sheriff's Office

They were in the right place at the right time.

A Florida dive team ended up recovering an elderly man's lost Rolex watch after it fell into a creek this week.

The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office said its dive team had their monthly training and received a request from a citizen "that they ended up turning into a training exercise."

An elderly gentleman pleading for help to recover his $16,000 heirloom Rolex watch after it fell into 6 Mile creek when the band broke.

"Since the team was already out in the area, they decided to try to see if they could find it," the sheriff's office explained. 

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It took about 20 minutes, but one of the divers found the watch nearly 20-feet down and made the man's day. And get this: the watch was still ticking!

The sheriff's office posted photos of the amazing recovery on social media.

Way to go, dive team!