Sewer workers have reunited a woman with her long-lost wedding ring.
Almost a year and a had ago, Mechelle Rieger accidentally flushed her wedding ring down the toilet.
"I was freaking out," Rieger told KBOI2. "It was horrible, and I just started screaming — I stuck my hands down the toilet, but the ring took off and it was long gone."
Her husband, Paul, took apart the toilet. He entered the crawlspace beneath the house, hoping to track down the $6,000 ring.
It was gone.
Insurance enabled the Idaho woman to get a replacement ring, but it just wasn't the same.
Last week, 18 months after Rieger lost her ring, two sewer workers in Kuna found a diamond ring while undergoing routine maintenance in the Riegers' old neighbourhood. A filtration basket caught the 7-diamond ring.
Carey Knight and Travis Fleming took the diamond ring to the mayor's office the next day. They had no idea how long the ring had been lodged in the sewer.
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