A New Jersey man says he lost his wedding ring while fishing off the coast—and then found it days later using GPS tracking. People magazine reported the story, which, if true, was a nearly miraculous occurrence considering that it's really just a net draw, luck-wise. Also, if viral news has taught the world anything, it's that rings don't stay lost in the ocean.
Jay Bradford, 27, was fishing off the coast of Long Branch, NJ, on December 12 when his "hand hit the bow rail, and the ring came up off my knuckle," he told People. "The ring slid off, hit the tow rail and went into the water."
His new wife, Meagan Bradford, wasn't too happy about this. "He texted me and said his day was going wrong. I said, 'Don't worry you will find the fish,'" Meagan Bradford said. "He texted me back, 'It's not the fishing, I lost my ring in the water.' I nearly threw up."
Luckily, Bradford had gone fishing for blackfish, which tend to be found in solid formations on the sea floor such as reefs, wrecks, rocks, and piers. Four days later, Bradford used GPS tracking to return to the spot where he lost the ring. He found the band in 10 minutes—it was resting against a rock.