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City worker climbs into New York vent to retrieve woman's ring

Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A worker with New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority is being applauded for climbing into a sidewalk vent near a subway station to find an heirloom ring dropped by a pedestrian.

The MTA said Shawn Fallon, a Maintenance of Way infrastructure supervisor, rushed into action last week when he heard a woman had dropped a ring given to her by her grandmother into a vent near Grand Central Terminal.

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Fallon climbed into the vent and was able to find the ring and return it to the grateful woman.

The MTA said the woman reached out to the organization to praise Fallon's quick and effective response.

The organization dubbed Fallon "the hero of the week" and thanked him for going above and beyond for a resident.

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