“Out of all the unlikely things that could happen this year, this would have been on the bottom of my list. After this, now I am going to take a lottery,” this was what Justin Ocenasek, a firefighter with the Metropolitan Fire Service in Adelaide, South Australia had to say when he was asked how he felt after getting back a lost ring.
That is because Ocenasek lost the ring while he was throwing a ball with friends at Henley Beach in 2007.
According to him, the hand-forged gold graduation ring flew off his finger and into the ocean, and after so many years, he had even forgotten about it.
But Ocenasek was in for a surprise when he received an email from Bruce Phillips, who said he found the ring while using his metal detector in the sand at Henley Beach.
Phillips said he had posted about the discovery on social media, where other users were able to point him toward the long-lost item’s owner.
Phillips visited Ocenasek’s fire station to return the ring in person.
“It’s always rewarding when you can hand something back to someone,” Phillips said.
Ocenasek said the ring will be kept in a safe from now on so the precious item won’t end up lost again.