Dan Levine, 44, was finishing his regular swim off Battery Rocks when he discovered that his wedding ring—handmade by his wife Oona—had slipped off his finger. Dan usually takes the ring off before his swim but had forgotten that morning.
“I put a post on Facebook asking for people to get in touch if they found it snorkeling or spearfishing but really didn’t think I’d see it again,” he said. “Oona had handmade it. We’ve been married 13 years. When I told her I’d lost it she was upset too.”
The next day, Gary and Emma Spires were walking along the beach when they heard a splashing in a nearby pool of water. When Gary investigated, he saw a tiny black fish—and Dan’s ring.
“Gary said he knelt down and the ring was just nestled under the water beneath a little ledge. He might not have seen it had it not been for that little fish,” said Dan.
Gary posted the information about the ring on an online lost and found page. Dan’s and Oona’s common friends saw the lost and found ad and connected the dots.
“To find it in these circumstances is amazing,” Dan said. “Thanks to the people who shared my post on Facebook, thanks to Gary and Emma. And thanks, little fish.”