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This story belongs on the SRRKC Board, in honor of our intrepid President:
Fish tale, happy ending
Candus Thomson | On the Outdoors
January 1, 2009
Boy gets wedding ring. Boy loses wedding ring. Fishing buddy finds wedding ring. Happy ending.

In early August, a fisherman from Bowleys Quarters we'll call "Paul Shelton" and his new bride, "Meredith," joined another couple for drinks at Red Eye's Dock Bar, the longtime Kent Island establishment and home of the never-ending bikini contest. After enduring some friendly kidding about not being allowed to watch anymore, Paul jokingly took off his ring and then put it back on. Meredith asked what was so funny, so Paul showed her. And with that, a bar patron bumped his arm and the ring rolled across the deck, between two planks and into the water below.

Panicked, Paul carved an "X" in the deck where the ring disappeared and got on the Web site tidalfish.com to enlist diver and fellow angler Skip Zinck to search the bottom.

The dock's steel bolts rendered a metal detector useless,and Skip's vision was limited to about 10 inches. So Paul guided Skip by lowering a string between the boards at the spot where the ring disappeared.

A witness to history For 40 minutes, Skip searched and found all kinds of nasty stuff, but no ring. Then, he spotted an oyster shell with what appeared to be an old beer pull tab in it. Except it wasn't a tab, it was the white-gold ring, none the worse for its briny bath.

Hooray for Skip!!: :clap::clapping2:
 

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That was a fun dive :D. The very best part though was as I got all my dive gear ready on the dock - other people found out about the lost ring.Toatal strangers were coming up with a plan to get Paul out of trouble.Someone knew a jeweler who could order a replacement ring :pp.We all knew how much trouble he was in - I don't think he did :eek:.
 

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After your marriage-saving efforts, they should name their first child "Skip" or, if the child is homely, they could name it "Grady" :clapping2:
 

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Sad part is - no matter how stupid a thing his wife does in the next twenty years , he can not say a word about it.

If he does - you can bet she will say " At least I did not lose my ring under a dock " :D.

Paul did reward me with a SWEET Penn Liveliner reel and braid from Marty's :clapping2:.
 
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