A good Samaritan and local police have saved a man’s romantic offer of marriage to his girlfriend on the beach after they found the engagement ring he had dropped in the sand.
The unknown gentleman from the state of Tennessee, USA, was just about to pop the question when he realised the wedding ring was no longer in his pocket on Saturday, 1st July.
After realising he had probably lost it somewhere in the sand, he immediately turned to Myrtle Beach Police Department’s Beach Patrol Officer John Lively to help him find it.
He told the officer that he and his fiancee had been taking snaps at different beach locations and were at the final spot when he realised the ring had fallen out of his pocket.
Lively then teamed up with first patrol officers Sean Owens and Zachary Stashick, and began searching through the areas where the couple took photos.
A fourth officer named Shon McCluskey together with the police dog Goggles then showed up at the site to help with a training exercise for the pup.
The police team was then reinforced by a teen who overheard what had happed and joined the search with his metal detector. He reportedly found the ring 45 seconds later.
Myrtle Beach Police Department said in a statement obtained by Newsflash: “Shortly after joining the search, the ring was found by the metal detector!”
The teen was later identified as 15-year-old Isaiah Krekeler from Ohio State, USA.
He told local media how he was hanging out with his friends when he heard someone say: “Hey, someone lost a ring over there.”
Krekeler explained that it was the first time he had ever used the detector on the beach.
Revealing that he even received a hug from the woman after he handed it back to her, the 15-year-old said: “I felt like I saved a marriage.”
Myrtle Beach Police Department said: “The ring was quickly returned to the gentleman for him to continue his proposal!
“For those of you wondering, she said yes!
“The Myrtle Beach community pulls together anytime, anywhere, for anyone! We wish the engaged couple a happy future!”