BARRINGTON, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — In 1967, Steve Rowell's Spaulding High School class ring was just a little too big.
"My brothers and I were down the pond throwing a rock, and my ring came off," Rowell told WBZ NewsRadio.
16-year-old Steve was devastated. He had saved up for the ring all summer, only to lose it in the murky waters of a fishing hole in Drew's Pond.
But 53 years later, boredom during the pandemic inspired his wife Kathy to go treasure-hunting. With some help from a neighbor who leant them a metal detector, and low water level from the recent drought, Kathy struck gold.
"My reaction was disbelief," Steve said. "I couldn't believe they actually found it!"
It was in perfect condition too, with Steve's initials inscribed on the inside of the ring. Unfortunately, the ring still doesn't fit Steve; now, it's too small.
WBZ NewsRadio's Matt Shearer reports:
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