A woman was reunited with her wedding ring after it was lost in the ocean thanks to help from the community.
Francesca Teal was enjoying a day in New Hampshire when her wedding ring tragically fell into the ocean.
Not only was the diamond ring worth monetary value, but it also held a lot of sentimental value having once belonged to her great-grandmother.
The ring was a family heirloom and Teal searched hours for it but came up empty-handed.
According to The Boston Globe, Teal explained that she was playing catch with a football in the ocean at North Beach in Hampton, New Hampshire when her wedding ring slipped off and got lost in the waves.
Speaking with NBC Boston, she said, “It’s a very small piece of material in this huge ocean. In that moment my heart sank.”
Hoping for a miracle, Teal posted about her ring on Facebook and asked anyone who goes to the beach to be on the lookout for it.
The post was shared thousands of times and a man named Lou Asci happened to see it. Lou owns a metal detector and he likes going out to look for lost items and little treasures. He decided to head to the area Teal lost her ring and start searching.
Lou spent hours searching for the ring, but his efforts weren’t in vain. After spending 15 hours over the span of three days, Lou found a ring and prayed it was the one Teal had lost. He sent a photo of the ring to Teal and she couldn’t believe what he’d had – it was her lost ring!
“The ocean has plenty of rings. This one doesn’t belong in the ocean,” Lou told CBS Boston.
The community really came together and shared Teal’s Facebook post far and wide which ultimately resulted in Lou dedicating hours to find the missing ring.
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