Sunday. The sun is shining, the tide will be low. I thought it would be a perfect day to head off to make yet another attempt to find a lost watch on Boscombe Beach. As I was getting off the Chain ferry I received a phone call from Leo Fung of Bournemouth.
Leo, his new wife and friends had been enjoying the weather on the beach having been married only 24 hours earlier. Whilst playing with a football, Leo felt the ring slip off and caught a glimpse of its direction. They searched the beach extensively for a while until someone remembered seeing me on the BBC news. A quick Google search on their smartphone revealed my number, a phone call and I arrived within half an hour. Within 30 seconds we found the ring, new shiny and very nearly lost. It was the heaviest white gold ring I think I have ever recovered and I’m very relieved to have recovered it for them.
Mr & Mrs Fung made a kind donation to the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance to which I am most grateful.