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Man Lost His Wedding Ring In Lake, But Then He Drained 18,000 Litres Of Water To Find It

Matt Walker is one dedicated husband.  When he lost his wedding ring, he was devastated, but instead of buying another one or simply leaving it, he did the unthinkable.

Matt was determined to retrieve the lost ring, after all, it was a symbol of love and commitment to his wife, there was no way he was going to let this ring stay lost.

You may think searching for a lost wedding ring is an obvious thing to do, and it’s not really that remarkable; anyone would do it. But this is a little different and when you see where he lost the ring you’ll understand why.

View of Clevedon Marine Lake to show it when it is full. (file pic) See SWNS story SWRING; A man who lost his wedding ring while swimming got it back after a lake was drained of EIGHT MILLIONS gallons of water allowing metal detectorists to search for it. Matt Walker, 47, was enjoying a summertime swim in tidal, marine lake, with his children when the precious, white gold band slipped from his finger. He frantically looked around for it, but in a lake 250m long, 100m wide, a metre deep and full of murky seawater, the odds weren't in his favour. Desperate to get it back, he contacted the committee which maintains the lake, in Clevedon, N. Somerset, and was told it would be drained two months later.

Via Metro

Matt is the man who searched through a lake just so he could find his lost wedding ring.

 

It all happened when Matt Walker, 47, was swimming in Clevedon Marine lake with his kids when his white gold wedding band slipped off his finger.

He panicked as he realised the ring was no longer on his finger and immediately began splashing around.

Image result for man with wedding ring on right hand

He quickly tried to search for it, as he dived under the water but unfortunately he didn’t find it. The lake is 250m long, 100m wide, and a metre deep so it’s no surprise he couldn’t find the ring.

But Matt decided that he wouldn’t stop until he had his ring back on his finger.

‘I was genuinely gutted,’ he said. ‘It is just a ring at the end of the day, but it was just a few days before our anniversary on August 16.’

Matt Walker, 47 with wife Rachel Walker, 46 on their wedding day. See SWNS copy SWRING: A dad-of-two was reunited with his wedding ring when eight MILLION gallons of water were drained from a lake - and metal detectors scoured the bed to find it. Matt Walker, 47, was enjoying a summertime swim with his children when the precious, white gold band slipped from his finger. He frantically looked around for it, but in a lake 250m long, 100m wide, a metre deep and full of murky seawater, the odds weren't in his favour. Desperate to get it back, he contacted the committee which maintains the lake, in Clevedon, N. Somerset, and was told it would be drained two months later.

 

Matt stayed true to his word and contacted the committee that maintains the lake. That’s when he had some amazing, almost unbelievable news.

Matt found out that the lake was set to be drained in two months time.

Although this was incredible, he knew he would struggle to find the ring on his own. He needed more man power. With that in mind he contacted  the Somerset Artefact Seekers to see if they’d be able to help him out with the search.

They said yes, and last week, Matt and five seekers drained lake’s thick, wet, mud in search of the ring.

Matt Walker, 47 with metal detectorist Dave Baker (L) after finding the ring. See SWNS copy SWRING: A dad-of-two was reunited with his wedding ring when eight MILLION gallons of water were drained from a lake - and metal detectors scoured the bed to find it. Matt Walker, 47, was enjoying a summertime swim with his children when the precious, white gold band slipped from his finger. He frantically looked around for it, but in a lake 250m long, 100m wide, a metre deep and full of murky seawater, the odds weren't in his favour. Desperate to get it back, he contacted the committee which maintains the lake, in Clevedon, N. Somerset, and was told it would be drained two months later.

Set with metal detectors, the guys got to work and within two hours a member of the team found the lost ring.

‘It was buried a foot deep in really deep, clay-like mud,’ said Matt. ‘It’s amazing that they found it as it’s such an enormous area to search.

‘I was pretty surprised to be honest – I had started to give up hope.

‘I’m delighted to have it back.’

The real ring (l) with the 5 euro fake (r). See SWNS copy SWRING: A dad-of-two was reunited with his wedding ring when eight MILLION gallons of water were drained from a lake - and metal detectors scoured the bed to find it. Matt Walker, 47, was enjoying a summertime swim with his children when the precious, white gold band slipped from his finger. He frantically looked around for it, but in a lake 250m long, 100m wide, a metre deep and full of murky seawater, the odds weren't in his favour. Desperate to get it back, he contacted the committee which maintains the lake, in Clevedon, N. Somerset, and was told it would be drained two months later.

This story is a complete miracle however we think Matt might need to get that ring tightened, don’t you?

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