A snorkeller has was able to find a groom’s missing wedding ring after noticing it had been caught around the neck of a fish, according to reports.
Nathan Reeves was on a trip to Norfolk Island, Australia with his wife Suzie during the Christmas period when he noticed that his ring had come off.
Nathan thought he would never see his ring again until a snorkeller named Susan Prior spotted the $1000 piece lodged around a mullet fish.
Susan told the Daily Mail that the sight of the fish trapped in the ring was “gut-wrenching” as she believed the creature is in pain.
“The metal can only be removed by catching the fish in a net and gently removing it,” she said.
“The fish seems to be OK so far but as it grows, the ring will cut into it.”
She had heard a couple was looking for their wedding ring and surprisingly was able to locate them through a Facebook community page.
Locals are now trying to find the poor fish to get the ring off it and return it to its owner.
Unfortunately, Susan was not able to catch it but she was somehow able to take a picture of it.
Nathan’s wife said he searched everywhere for the missing ring but had no luck in finding it.
“He tried to look for it and then broke the news to me and I was not happy,” she said.
“I always tell him to take it off before he goes for a swim. He lost it a day before our second wedding anniversary.”
She said that island locals have suggested using metal detectors to find the ring but she is also concerned about the fish’s wellbeing.
“The team in the glass bottom boats are going to have a look – Norfolk’s really good like that.
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.”
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