Utility Workers Save Engagement Ring From Sewer

Ring accidentally got flushed down a toilet
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2015 5:20 PM CST

(Newser) – A team of utility workers in Jurupa Valley, Calif., performed a small miracle for a bride-to-be when they retrieved her engagement ring from the sewer after she accidentally flushed it, ABC News reports. Carissa Wolter had put the ring, along with a pair of diamond earrings, on a tissue while she cleaned some makeup brushes last Tuesday. She discarded a pile of dirty tissues in the toilet when she was done ... only to realize after she flushed that the jewelry was among the trash she had just sent to the sewer. "I was in shock," Wolter tells ABC.

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In the morning, Wolter and fiancé Kevin Winter called Jurupa Community Services District in a last-ditch effort to retrieve the ring. Initially stumped, utility workers ended up putting a trap in the sewer. A few hours later, they recovered the ring. "I wasn't expecting it at all,” Wolter says of the workers’ efforts. “Without them, I wouldn't have my engagement ring. They changed my life." (Read more engagement stories.)

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