DES MOINES, Wash., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A Washington state man who proposed to his girlfriend on a marina pier said he accidentally dropped the ring into the water.
Travis Pittman, who popped the question to girlfriend Kim Hopper on a pier near the Des Moines Marina, said he attempted to put the ring on Hopper's finger after she accepted the proposal, but he lost hold of the ring and it fell, KING-TV, Seattle, reported Wednesday.
Pittman, a Web producer for KING-TV, said the ring took a "bizarre bounce" by Hopper's shoe and plunged into Puget Sound.
The future groom said a scuba diver has offered to search with an underwater metal detector.
"I really hope someone can find it," Hopper said. "I'm hopeful, but I'm trying not to be too hopeful because I don't want to be disappointed either."