Wedding ring lost at sea found two months later – on couples anniversary

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A woman's wedding ring that she thought was lost forever after it fell off when she was surfing in May has been found two months later – coincidentally on the couple's anniversary.

Jenny Urquhart took to social media in a frantic attempt to find the white-gold band and posted a drawing of the ring with an appeal for anyone who found it to get in touch with her.

Miraculously, a metal detectorist named Mark who had seen the appeal contacted her 11 weeks later – on her anniversary – to inform her that he had found the ring.

Jenny, 45, from Bristol, thought she'd never see her wedding ring again, and was amazed to find out the good news.

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She said: "I just thought that's it, it's going to be swallowed by a big fish.

"Metal detectors do find rings all the time, but the chances of finding this were unbelievable.

"I showed my husband Mark's message and he said it was our wedding anniversary – I'd completely forgotten!"

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Jenny was out surfing at about waist height at Saunton Sands when she dropped the ring while attempting to put it in her wetsuit pocket.

"I realised I still had both my engagement and wedding rings on."

She went on: "I tried to take them off and managed to get my engagement ring in the pocket – but my wedding ring missed and went to the bottom of the sea.

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"I yelled to mates and tried to mark the spot. We looked for about five minutes but eventually, I just said, 'Okay, it's gone'."

Jenny ventured into every cafe and shop along the beachfront and drew a picture of the ring, asking for anyone who found it to get in touch.

But after no luck, she posted a drawing of the ring on social media, writing: "HELP!!

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"I lost my wedding ring in the sea at Saunton Sands on Friday 7th May.

"It's white gold (silvery colour) & I watched it float to the bottom in 2ft water.


Jenny then received a message from a man called Mark, informing her he'd had a search along the beach.

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"I sent him a sketch of the beach – Saunton is massive," she said.

"Then I had a little message Saturday morning saying, 'Guess what!'"

"Because I designed the ring, it's a really specific shape, and I knew it was definitely mine.

"Stuart looked as amazed as me. It's just a thing, it's not a terribly valuable ring – but losing it was gutting really. I'm just so grateful."

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