Snorkeller in Australia found groom’s missing wedding ring wrapped around the body of a fish

Ellie Abraham@ellieabraham
Tuesday 11 May 2021 16:14
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A lucky husband has been rescued by a local snorkeller who found the wedding ring he lost in the sea - fitted around the body of a fish.

The insanely good find happened off the coast of Norfolk Island in Australia where Suzie Quintal and her husband Nathan Reeves had been swimming.

The pair were visiting family on the small island and after the swim, Nathan realised he was missing his wedding ring.

In a massive stroke of good fortune, a snorkeler from the island went out looking for it and miraculously found the ring around the body of a mullet fish.

Susan Prior, a local resident who runs the island’s reef website, had heard about Nathan’s misfortune and set out to look for the piece of jewellery.

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She found the ring wrapped around the body of a fish and used social media to alert the couple that the wedding band had been located.

The only issue was working out how to remove the ring without damaging the fish.

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Susan explained: “The metal can only be removed by catching the fish in a net and gently removing it.

“The fish seems to be OK so far but as it grows, the ring will cut into it.”

Nathan’s wife Suzie told the publication: “He [Nathan] tried to look for it and then broke the news to me and I was not happy.

“I always tell him to take it off before he goes for a swim.

“He lost it a day before our second wedding anniversary.”

Suzie explained that locals on the island were attempting to retrieve the ring and were sourcing nets and scuba gear to catch the fish and get the ring without harming the animal.

She added: “I just couldn’t believe it. I’ve got a few friends on the island and they’re pretty adamant that they’ll find it.

“It doesn’t worry my husband, he doesn’t understand all the fuss.

“I’m just worried about the poor little fish.”

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