A 1995 Florida State University ring found July 4 by amateur treasure hunter Stephen Zabrauskas, of Port St. Lucie, was returned to its original owner, Elizabeth "Betty" Engel-Petric, of Stuart, on Friday, July 27, 2018 in Port St. Lucie. Zabrauskas found the ring while snorkeling off the House of Refuge in Stuart.(Photo: PATRICK DOVE/TCPALM)
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — A snorkeler swimming off the Treasure Coast found a college ring that had been missing for more than two decades and returned it to its owner.
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Amateur treasure hunter Stephen Zabrauskas found the 1995 Florida State University ring earlier this month while snorkeling off Hutchinson Island, Florida.
The ring had the name of Elizabeth Engel engraved on it.
A friend heard about the snorkeling discover and contacted the ring's owner, now known as Elizabeth Engel-Petric.
Treasure Coast Newspapers reports that Petric was a former member of FSU's swim team and the ring was given to her by her coach.
On Friday, Petric, Zabrauskas, and their families met at a doughnut shop in Port St. Lucie where the snorkeler gave the ring to its owner.