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Underwater detectorist saves the day

Started by gash, May 04, 2017, 11:21:52 am

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A British student was reunited with a lost £10,000 antique ring after flying a retired scuba diver to Mallorca to track it down, according to the Daily Express.

Underwater metal detectorist George Edmunds, 75, recovered the ring from the seabed just six days after it had slipped off Katie Patterson's finger as she swam off the beach at La Playa Des Illetes.

Patterson, 23, had lost the Victorian platinum ring set with diamonds, left to her by her grandmother, on 12 July, during a short break on the island.

A two-hour search with the help of German snorkellers failed to recover the heirloom, and she returned home to Newcastle-under-Lyme. However, reportedly inspired by the TV comedy series Detectorists, she eventually contacted 75-year-old Edmunds of Weymouth, a scuba diver since the late 1950s and an underwater detectorist for the past 30 years.

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