Man Finds Lost Wedding Ring at Bottom of the Ocean He had to sift through thousands of mussels to find it By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Dec 25, 2015 3:35 PM CST 19 comments Comments (Shutterstock) (Newser) – A New Jersey man has been reunited with the wedding ring that fell off his finger and sank to the bottom of the ocean while he was fishing. The Asbury Park Press reports that Jay Bradford's ring fell in the water off Long Branch while he was pulling an anchor in during a frustrating day searching for blackfish earlier this month. Bradford and boat captain Nick Barsa returned to the spot four days later with salvage diver Mark Thompson. Barsa steered the boat to the exact spot where the ring was lost, while dealing with 35mph winds and a big southeast swell. Thompson says he dove in and searched rock ledges and sifted through thousands of mussels. He says he found the ring in 10 minutes.