While at the beach with his family earlier this week, Dan Cross made a sad discovery when he got out of the water: he had lost his wedding ring while diving in the waves.
Cross told BBC News he spent an hour trying to find the ring, and then looked online for help. Through a directory called Ring Finders, he contacted Richard Higham, who uses a metal detector to try to locate missing items. He met Cross at the beach in Bournemouth, England, on Tuesday, and moved quickly, as tides cause rings to move and go deeper until they are out of the metal detector's range.
After two hours of searching underwater, Higham emerged, holding Cross' ring. "I was completely elated and the emotion hit me," Cross told BBC News. "I got a bit of a tear in my eye and I couldn't believe it." Higham, who only asks that people cover his travel costs and make a donation to charity in return for his help, said grateful people like Cross "inspire me to go to the lengths that I go to. It's such a nice feeling to help people find things that they thought were lost forever."
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