English couple thanks NYPD for finding lost ring

Credit NYPD News  Twitter

Credit NYPD News Twitter

A man was proposing to his girlfriend when he dropped the ring and it fell about 8 feet (2.4 meters) down a utility grate.

They posted the video on their Twitter page and asked people to recognize the couple if they could, because the couple had not filed any request with the police. "WANTED", it said. "He was so excited that he dropped the ring in a grate".

The NYPD had been looking for them since Saturday, after getting the ring out of the grate.

The couple will now liaise with the NYPD to get the ring safely returned to their home in Peterborough.

A separate tweet by the NYPD shows a close up of the ring, which has what appears to be a diamond set in its centre with smaller jewels on its band, possibly made of silver.

The couple called emergency services, who eventually found it.

Good news came earlier today, with reports the couple had been located.

"We would like to thank everyone who shared this story!" the NYPD wrote on Twitter.

More news: Global Citizen and House of Mandela 'disturbed' by violence after festival
More news: Seven-year-old Ryan named YouTubes highest-earning star
More news: FA Cup: Welsh clubs learn FA Cup third-round opponents

The force followed up with a picture of the happy couple holding a celebratory drink, with the words: "Thank you, Twitter".

LISTEN: Our Failing Fabulously podcast celebrates those times in life when things go wrong. but somehow work out.

The BBC has spoken to the couple who had flown to NY to celebrate their 10 year dating anniversary.

John, Daniella, and the NYPD.

If you get engaged in Times Square, try not to stand too close to a grate.

However, the husband-to-be insisted his fiancée wear the jewellery, which unfortunately fell down the drain as they were walking back to their hotel. "Bouncing once... bouncing twice and then it was gone".

Drennan told the newspaper that they had planned to keep the lost ring a secret, but a friend forwarded him the police Twitter message. "We just can not believe it".

Recommended News

  • Usman Khawaja's Brother Arrested Over Alleged 'Terror Hit List'

    Usman Khawaja's Brother Arrested Over Alleged 'Terror Hit List'

    Police made the arrest of Khawaja in relation to the alleged attempt to pervert justice and forgery of documents. SBS reported that New South Wales Police arrested the man at Parramatta, Western Sydney this morning.
    Trump says will formally terminate NAFTA soon

    Trump says will formally terminate NAFTA soon

    The three were still bickering over the finer points of the deal just hours before officials were due to sit down and sign it. Trump has repeatedly criticized NAFTA, calling it " the worst trade deal in history".
    NASA's first asteroid sample-collector arrives at target, Bennu

    NASA's first asteroid sample-collector arrives at target, Bennu

    Also in 2019, the team will begin selecting boulder-free candidate sites from which to collect a sample for return to Earth . The spacecraft will use a 3-meter mechanical arm to obtain the samples, as it is not set to actually land on the asteroid.
  • Michelle Obama urges United Kingdom schoolgirls to end 'nastiness' in politics by voting

    Trump with "his loud and reckless innuendos" about her husband's birth certificate put "my family's safety at risk". If you look at the history of America, the Voting Rights Act is not as old as I am so we are still overcoming.
    Major UN climate conference in Poland

    Major UN climate conference in Poland

    The remark was directed at host Poland, which relies on coal for 80 per cent of its energy. He told delegates on Monday that "America is more than just Washington or one leader".
    Arkansas bus crash: 1 child killed, 40 others injured

    Arkansas bus crash: 1 child killed, 40 others injured

    Orange Mound is a historically black neighborhood that unites around its highly competitive youth football program. Police say the bus was carrying a football team that had played in a championship game in Dallas over the weekend.
  • Urban Meyer will retire from Ohio Sate after bowl game

    Urban Meyer will retire from Ohio Sate after bowl game

    At 54, Meyer is relatively young for a football coach, but health issues reportedly played a role in his decision. Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer is stepping down after the Rose Bowl .
    Fred Hoiberg fired by Bulls after disastrous three years

    Fred Hoiberg fired by Bulls after disastrous three years

    The Bulls said in a statement Hoiberg would be replaced by associate head coach Jim Boylen in an effort to reverse the slide. The Bulls are now on a six-game losing streak and have only won one of their last 10 games.

    "War Not A Solution To Kashmir Issue", Says Imran Khan

    In Trump's letter, "the president recognizes that Pakistan has the ability to deny the Taliban sanctuary on its territory". A USA air strike has killed the Taliban's most senior commander in southern Afghanistan.
  • Sri Lanka court restrains Rajapaksa from acting as PM

    Sri Lanka court restrains Rajapaksa from acting as PM

    Rajapaksa said he will take his appeal to the Supreme Court on Tuesday and seek an order halting the decision. Sirisena later dissolved Parliament , nearly 20 months before its term was to end, and ordered snap election.
    The nation honors George H.W. Bush

    The nation honors George H.W. Bush

    He will be laid to rest next to his wife, Barbara Bush, who died in April of this year. The number is a reference to Bush's place in the roster of America's presidents.
    Nvidia reveals Titan RTX, 'the world's most powerful desktop GPU'

    Nvidia reveals Titan RTX, 'the world's most powerful desktop GPU'

    It offers a TU102 GPU, and can be used in combination with a second Titan RTX if users buy an $80 NVLink Bridge. Oh, and yeah the Titan RTX is priced at $2,400, that's more than twice the price of the RTX 2080 Ti.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.