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Metal detector–wielding villagers find Scottish bride's lost engagement ring

It took a village to find the lost ring of a Scottish bride-to-be. Jen McGowan, 26, was playing fetch with her dog on a beach near Drummore when she accidentally flicked the red-stone ring into the Irish Sea — just 24 hours after her fiancé had proposed to her on the very same beach. After a frantic search, McGowan posted on Drummore's Facebook page asking for help. The next day, 30 villagers, many with metal detectors, began scouring the sand. They found the ring, still in perfect condition, within two hours. "What a fantastic group of neighbors we have," says McGowan.