Man returns woman's lost wedding ring he found on the beach

Posted at 2:49 PM, Nov 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-18 05:34:46-05

(WESH/NBC) - A Colorado woman on vacation lost her wedding ring in the sand of Cocoa Beach, Florida, last week and never thought she'd see it again.

But after posting to social media about the problem, she got connected to Dave Mollison on the Ring Finder's website.

Mollison was dismayed when he learned it was lost on a busy stretch of the beach.

But he combed through the sand in a grid pattern for more than four hours and finally found it.

The ring's owner, Claire Land, will get her ring back by Monday.

"I felt like crying again, but in an awesome way, like just disbelief," Land said.

"A lot of people go out at night and during the day metal detecting there and I didn't think it would still be there after a week," Mollison said.

According to the Ring Finders website, members have found more than 6,000 items and returned $7.5 million worth of lost jewelry during the last decade.

Courtesy NBC News Channel