A North Carolina man’s attempt to propose the ring fell into the ocean but luckily nearby strangers helped bring the bling back after a 5 hrs nerve wrecking search for the ring.
Matthew Picca, 25, had grand plans to get down on one knee and ask his
girlfriend Kayla Harrity for her hand in marriage last weekend – but the
ring had a mind of its own,
Picca got down on one knee and pulled out the ring
box – only for his wife-to-be’s sparkler to fall out and then drop
through the crack in the deck.
Kayla told local press: “I
turned around and he was getting down on one knee. As he opened the
ring box it fell out of the box and fell through the cracks on the deck
and into the water.”
“I didn’t get to see it before it dropped.”
The incident cause quite a panic, but hope wasn’t lost as onlookers helped launch a search for the ring.
The bride even started running to nearby restaurants to ask if anyone had goggles
so she could dive for her brand new engagement ring.
She added: “After ten flashlights, and five pairs of goggles and over 5 hours of searching in the water…the ring was found.
“Everyone at the bar was cheering. All of a sudden, everyone was chanting “Propose again! Do it again!”
was the best feeling in the world. My fiancé, soaking wet, smelling
like salty, fishing water, proceeded to get down on one knee and put the
beautiful ring on my finger!”