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Honduras jail releases Cordele man

CORDELE, GA (WALB) -  A south Georgia man and his shipmates are back in the U.S. after an unexpected stay in a Honduran jail.

In May, the crew of the Aqua Quest was jailed on weapons smuggling charges that were later dropped.

The ship recovers materials from sunken ships.

Crew member Nick Cook from Cordele says he received a special welcome home from his family.

"My family actually came down. I wasn't expecting them to be here, but they actually come down," said Cook. "It brought a tear to my eye seeing them."

The crew will spend the next few days recovering before heading back out off the East Coast to try to find a sunken ship that could contain pre-civil war gold coins.

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