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Treasure Coast snorkeler finds Florida State University ring missing for 23 years

Posted: 8:14 PM, Jul 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-29 16:59:59Z

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.