Woman who lost her wedding ring while surfing is shocked after metal detectorist finds it 11 weeks later on her 17th wedding anniversary
- Jenny Urquhart, 45, from Bristol, lost her wedding ring in the sea while surfing
- She made a plea on social media for people to pay attention in Devon
- To her surprise, the ring was found two months later on her birthday
- Metal detectorist Mark saw her attraction and was able to find the precious item
A couple was left stunned after a wedding ring they had lost at sea turned up two months later on their wedding day.
Jenny Urquhart, 45, from Bristol, thought she would never see her white gold band again after it fell off while surfing in Devon in May.
She decided to post a drawing of the ring on social media, calling on anyone who finds it to get in touch.
Amazingly, 11 weeks later, she was contacted by a metal detectorist named Mark on her 17th wedding anniversary, after seeing her mail.
Jenny thought she would never see her beloved wedding ring again and said she was surprised when he told her the good news.
Jenny Urquhart, 45, from Bristol, (pictured with husband Stu) lost her wedding ring while surfing in Devon
She made an appeal on social media asking people to keep an eye on her ring and even shared an image to mark where she lost it (pictured)
She said, ‘I just thought, ‘That’s it, it’s being swallowed by a big fish.’
“Metal detectors find rings all the time, but the odds of finding this were incredible.
“I showed my husband Mark’s message and he said it was our anniversary – I completely forgot.”
Jenny was surfing about waist height at Saunton Sands when she dropped the ring while trying to put it in her wetsuit pocket.
In a desperate attempt to get it back, she also drew a picture of the ring (left) to show people in the city before the ring (right) showed up two months later.
“I realized I still had my engagement and wedding rings on,” she said.
“I tried to take them off and managed to get my engagement ring in the pocket, but my wedding ring was missing and ended up at the bottom of the sea.
“I yelled at friends and tried to mark the spot. We watched for about five minutes, but in the end I just said, “Okay, it’s gone.”
Then she went into every cafe and shop along the beach, took out the ring and asked anyone who found it to get in touch.
But after no joy, she then posted a drawing of the ring on social media, writing: ‘HELP!! I lost my wedding ring in the sea at Saunton Sands on Friday 7th May.
Jenny and Stu had come to terms with the fact that they would never see the ring again, but were surprised when he told her the good news. In the photo: the couple on holiday in Corfu
‘It is white gold (silverish color) and I have seen it float to the bottom in 2ft of water. PLEASE PLEASE.’
Jenny then received a message from Mark, telling her that he had been on a search along the beach.
“I sent him a sketch of the beach — Saunton is huge,” she said. Then Saturday morning I got a message saying: “Guess what!”
“Because I designed the ring, it’s a very specific shape, and I knew it was absolutely mine.
‘Stuart looked as surprised as I did. It’s just a thing, it’s not a very valuable ring – but losing it was really hell. I’m just so grateful.’