What’s harder than looking for a needle in a haystack? Probably retrieving a ring from a river.
But unexpectedly, divers from the Cambridge Fire Department managed to fish a Chicago woman’s diamond ring from the Charles River after it fell in the water as she and her husband were were relaxing in a yacht club.
Lynn Andrews told WCVB-TV she took the ring off last Sunday so she could apply sunscreen and put it in her husband’s shirt pocket for safekeeping. But it was a hot day, and when he took off his shirt to cool off with a quick swim, the ring fell into the river.
“I said a swear word, then I took a deep breath, then I said, ‘It’s gonna be okay,'” her husband, Ninos Andrews, told WBZ-TV.
Andrews “obviously was pretty distraught,” the fire department said on its Facebook page.
The couple alerted a team of divers patrolling the river, and within five minutes of the search, firefighter Jeremy Mâcher located the ring and returned it to its owner “very relieved and excited”, the official said. department in his message.
“They all had wives, and they all knew how important it was and how sentimental it was for us,” Lynn Andrews said.
Luckily, Msracchi said, the ring was at an angle that made the diamond sparkle as he shined his flashlight on the silty bottom of the river.
“We have open communications through our mask. So when I said I found it, the person assisting us relayed that message, so I could hear everyone cheering,” he told WBZ.
“This is an incredible example of using our training for public service and a tremendous opportunity for the dive team and marine unit members to practice working together,” said the fire mate. Stephen Capuccio in a press release.