Taking a swim can sometimes lead to uncovering hidden treasures that have been lost at sea for years. A swimmer from British Columbia, Canada, was taking their daily dip when they discovered a ring that had been dropped into the water 17 years earlier.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) released a statement that they were looking for an owner of a ring that was found in the Penticton Channel. “
The ring is a men’s wedding band with the inscription of NOEL LOVES STEPHANIE and then a date,” said Cst Dayne Lyons, Penticton RCMP Media Officer.
Noel Nissen’s father-in-law saw the story and contacted Noel. “My father-in-law reached out to me. He had seen an article on another news site and sent it my way saying, ‘Is this yours?'” Nissen said.
It turns out that Nissen had been the one to lose his wedding ring in the channel 17 years ago. The story of the lost ring happened when Nissen and his friends spent the day at the channel. It wasn’t until he got back to his car that he realized the ring was missing. “That ring was lost so long ago. I was just in complete shock,” he said.
The ring was in good shape despite being underwater for 17 years and it arrived just in time for his 20th wedding anniversary with his wife Stephanie.