After discovering an engagement ring that had fallen off a woman’s finger to the bottom of Britain’s largest lake, a free diver got a wedding invitation.
Rebecca Chaukria’s ring fell off her finger when a photographer was photographing her and her fiancé, Viki Patel, on a pier on Lake Windermere on Monday.
According to Patel, the water was “absolutely freezing” and he couldn’t see through it.
The couple were next to the Langdale Chase hotel, which got in touch with free driver Angus Hosking, who rushed to the spot and dived in to recover the white gold and diamond ring, The Independent reported.
Hosking used an underwater metal detector to search for the ring and scooped it up within 20 minutes after a few false positives.
Patel described Hosking as a “brilliant guy” when he came back with the ring, and thanked him repeatedly.
“Now, she’s never taking it off,” Patel joked in the CNN report.
Patel added that he would invite Hosking to their wedding in August if COVID-19 restrictions allow.
Hosking, a volunteer of Lake District Diving in Windermere, has previously helped remove litter from lakes and returned items such as phones, rings and cameras to tourists.
Windermere is Britain’s largest lake at 10.5 miles long and up to 219 feet deep, according to Lake District’s website.