NYPD, Twitter help British couple put a ring (back) on it

Dec 04, 2018, 10:10 IST | Agencies

After recovering the ring on Saturday, the NYPD launched a manhunt on social media, tweeting several photos of the ring, which they cleaned for the couple, along with security footage of their reaction to its fall

NYPD, Twitter help British couple put a ring (back) on it
John Drennan and Daniella Anthony

A British couple, whose diamond engagement ring fell down a utility grate in New York's iconic Times Square, will finally get it back, thanks to the NYPD and social media. John Drennan and Daniella Anthony from Peterborough, UK, was in New York to celebrate their 10-year dating anniversary last week when they lost the precious ring.

The New York Police Department said on Saturday the couple sought their help after the ring fell nearly 8 feet down a utility grate. The NYPD Emergency Services could not immediately recover the ring and the distraught couple left for the UK.

The ring
The ring

The bride-to-be, Daniella, tweeted on Sunday that her fiancee John proposed in Central Park, but the ring was too big and fell off while they were walking in Times Square on Friday. The distraught couple called police straight away and officers were able to jar the grate open with a crow bar.

They looked underneath, with the aid of torches, for at least two hours but could not recover the ring. After recovering the ring on Saturday, the NYPD launched a manhunt on social media, tweeting several photos of the ring, which they cleaned for the couple, along with security footage of their reaction to its fall.

"We are so happy, we can't believe it," Drennan said after discovering their lost engagement ring has been found. The NYPD said it has now "closed" the case and was working on getting the ring back to the couple in the UK and thanked Twitter users for helping to identify them, CBS News reported.

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