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Wedding ring found by divers at the Great Barrier Reef

A newly married couple on honeymoon were diving at the Great Barrier Reef when the wedding ring fell off the husband’s finger. The couple feared that the ring was lost in the coral forever.
Eirian Evans, 29, of Cardiff, was Snorkelling with his new wife Bethan just off Green Island, Cairns, when the silver Wedding ring slipped off Mr Evans finger into the coral. The couple were upset as he had only had the ring a couple of days.

Scuba School Divers had been searching for the ring for a couple of hours and with no luck the couple returned home to Wales without it.

However, the new husband is now celebrating after his wedding ring was found by divers at the Great Barrier Reef days after he had lost it; the ring is now safely back on his finger after it had arrived through the post from Australia.

Mr Evans was contacted by email in the middle off the night as another member of the scuba school had found the ring shining in the coral while diving.

He said: “Because the ring was new and I’m not used to wearing rings I had been playing with it non-stop since our wedding day. Coming back without the ring was heartbreaking but getting it back like this is the icing on the cake.”

When Mr Evans had realised that the ring was missing, two of the scuba divers went back in to look for the ring, but could not find it. The scuba school had asked Mr Evans to leave his contact details but he was convinced they would never find the ring.

The couple had been engaged since October and the pair had married in June before setting off on their 2 week honeymoon to Australia.

School co-owner Taryn Agiun, said: “It’s a beautiful omen to their marriage, which I think shows they are meant to be together forever. It’s truly amazing the ring survived, especially because fish often eat shiny or sparkly objects mistakenly for food.”
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