Mike Booth, a lifeguard at a beach in Margate, said his wife lost her wedding and engagement rings at the beach July 6 and was unable to find them despite a volunteer search party, the Press of Atlantic City, N.J., reported Monday.
However, Don Spivack, 74, said he was at the beach Sunday when he saw the engagement ring glistening in the sand. He remembered his wife and two daughters told him about how they helped search for the missing rings so he brought the item to the lifeguard post, where Booth was on duty.
"I couldn't believe it," Booth said. "The wedding band is still missing but certainly if I had to find one, I'm glad we found the engagement ring."
He said the ring cost him the equivalent of several paychecks. He said he used his phone to send a picture of the found ring to his wife.
"She's going to wake up to a happy picture," he said. "I thought it was gone for good and I'm just happy and thankful that someone's honest with that."