“Chance in a million.” Those were the odds given by a Mr Alan Wilson to finding a lost ring at the bottom of Marine Lake in Clevedon, Somerset, which he helps to clean up every year. Chances are a Mr Steve Watts, who unfortunately lost his wedding ring in the lake, would agree. So imagine how chuffed he must have been when his ring was spotted in the mud by two boys two months later after the lake had been drained of water as part of its annual clean-up. The boys handed the ring to Mr Wilson who helpfully put their find into context: “There’s 15,000 sqm of lake bed and they found this ring which is less than 20mm in diameter,” he said. One appeal on social media later and Mr Wilson managed to track down a very grateful Mr Watts, who now has his ring “back on his finger after 10 years of marriage” said Mr Wilson. “He’s not in so much trouble as he was and now he wants to say thank you to the boys for finding it and for being so honest.” As for how Mr Wilson was so sure the ring belonged to Mr Watts, “We did a little bit of a Cinderella and tried it on and lo and behold it fitted his finger”. Well Mr Wilson, it seems fairy tales are real after all.
July 10, 2018