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Wedding ring found in septic truck returned to owner

Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A New Hampshire septic company found a wedding ring while cleaning out a truck and was able to return the beloved item to its relieved owner.

Rowell's Services, based in Northfield, said employees were cleaning out a truck earlier in January when they found a wedding ring that had somehow ended up among the sewage. Officials said the wedding ring was the second such discovery in the past four years.

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The ring ended up the subject of a WMUR-TV news broadcast, which came to the attention of Andrew Wu, a surgeon at Catholic Medical Center, whose wedding ring went missing in December.

"I knew I went to work with my ring, and I take my ring off all the time, probably a bad habit when I change clothes and scrubs," Wu told the station. "But then I went home without it, so I knew I had lost it and of course it was frustrating."

Rowell's Services co-owner Mandie Hagan had the ring cleaned and shined before returning it to Wu.

Wu said he now has a $5 ring that he wears to work to keep the more expensive band safe.

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