A man who lost his wedding ring – which had been hand-made by his wife – was delighted to get it back on his second birthday.
Daryll Leslie, 31, was swimming with a friend on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland on September 4 when the ring fell, according to SWNS.
“We decided to swim in this little cove which was really beautiful,” Leslie told SWNS. “As we walked back to the car, I realized I didn’t have my wedding ring.”
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“I looked at my hand and was emptied,” he added. “It’s a bit of a material thing, but it’s even more important because my wife and I spent a day making each other’s wedding rings. It’s not easily replaced.”
Leslie told SWNS he did not immediately tell his wife Carey, who was out of town for a weekend at the spa with her friends, that he lost her ring.
“Carey texted me asking how things are going and I said ‘Great that couldn’t be better’,” Leslie recalls, although he told SWNS that he finally had her. let know what had happened.
“I was obviously disappointed, but I knew there was no point in giving him a hard time,” Carey told the news agency.
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After losing her ring, Leslie took to social media to help her find it. Stephen MacLeod, 31, lives on the Isle of Lewis and is a metal detector, who saw Leslie’s messages and agreed to help.
MacLeod told SWNS he didn’t think it was likely he would find the ring, but he and a friend went looking for it anyway.
“We searched for over an hour and nothing happened,” MacLeod said. “I thought it was long gone, even while we were looking we weren’t really expecting to find it.”
However, he eventually received a signal that he had found gold.
“I knew right away before I started digging that that was it,” MacLeod said. “It was an incredible feeling.”
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After finding the ring, MacLeod arranged for it to be delivered to Leslie in Edinburgh, according to SWNS.
Leslie and Carey tied the knot on September 28, 2019 and on their second anniversary this year, Leslie got her wedding ring back.
“It was a nice surprise and we hadn’t even expected it,” Leslie said.
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Carey said: “I didn’t think there was a chance we would get him back. I was really over the moon when he was found because I knew Daryll would be so happy.”
“What a great thing to do, go out and look for someone you don’t know,” she added.