Great Grandmothers Wedding Ring Rescued, Leighton Beach, Western Australia.
Helen had been swimming at Leighton Beach yesterday when her great grandmothers wedding ring had parted ways with her finger. She had felt it come off and had searched for it immediately but with all the waves she had soon realised with despair that she stood no real chance of finding it.
When she called I learned that she was still at the beach and a quick check of weather conditions confirming a deterioration I agreed to jump in the car and come straight away.
When I arrived Helen explained that her great grandmothers rose gold wedding ring had begun its life in India and had been passed down to her grandmother, mother and then to her so it was very sentimental to her.
I’d asked Helen to show me where she had been in the water when the ring had come off. She had marked the sand with two lines indicating where so I began to search into and out of the waves in front of her marks. After three quarters of an hour and no joy Helen made a comment/question to do with the ring drifting so I stopped, lifted my headphones off one ear and asked if she had shown me where she thought the ring was now?
She replied yes! I knew that in the current conditions her ring was still pretty close to where she’d dropped it so I asked her to go and stand where she thought she was when she lost the ring rather than where she thought it was now and no word of a lie about two minutes later I found her precious ring about three meters from her!
How lucky she’d said something as I’d have had to stop in another 15 mins for at least three days due to the worsening sea conditions. I’d like to think her great grandmother had known all this and prompted her to ask me if I thought the ring would drift far.. or perhaps it was pure luck. Well never mind it was rescued and that’s all that matters eh Helen.. hehe!