Newlyweds Tyler and Chelsea were enjoying a day at Pinewood Lake in Trumbull Connecticut when disaster struck. Tyler’s wedding band slipped off his finger and three weeks of sporting his bling were undone in three seconds. Tyler dove underwater and searched the muddy bottom with a mask, snorkel, and even some neighborhood recruits. Hours later, he realized the ring was lost to the lake.
Tyler found me online and we set up a phone call to discuss the chances of finding his lost ring. Our biggest hurdle was the depth of the water where he was swimming. Tyler described his ability to touch the bottom with his toes but his head was not sticking out of the water by much. I knew Tyler was taller than me so this search would be on the edge of recoverability without the use of SCUBA gear. Tyler was confident of his location and we had some dry weather so it was worth a shot. I arrived and searched as deep as I could in the calm waters but I never came across the gold ring. As we sat on the edge of the lake discussing the next step, some of the local property owners began talking about the lake being drained every four years. This meant there could be a chance of recovering the ring from the deeper waters, but we would potentially have to wait years for the lake drain to occur. Only a couple of days later Tyler called me with good news. Draining was planned from the end of September through early November! We made a second appointment during late October just to make sure the lake level would be low enough to make a difference in how far out I would be able to search. The conditions were perfect. The only water remaining in the whole section was a single channel running through the center of the area. I arrived and began my second search. I heard a faint squeak about fifty feet away from the area I was searching during the summer. The signal came from the channel but I immediately thought there is no way this ring fell in the worst possible place. The chances were much better of the ring settling on a nice flat shallow surface, but I was wrong! I smeared a scoop of channel mud across the ground and saw the outline of a gold ring. I tried to surprise Tyler with the ring but I think he was on to my shenanigans. Or he is good at containing his emotional reactions because when I showed the ring, he calmly said, “that is it.” I didn’t give up on the surprise. I convinced him to surprise Chelsea. This time the surprise was a success – check out Chelsea’s reaction in the YouTube video below!
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