35 Years Later, Guy With Metal Detector Finds Lost Class Ring In 1979, Robert Fowler was a teenager catching waves on a California beach when his class ring ended up in the Pacific. Larry Feurzeig, who recently was on the beach with a metal detector, found it.

35 Years Later, Guy With Metal Detector Finds Lost Class Ring

35 Years Later, Guy With Metal Detector Finds Lost Class Ring

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In 1979, Robert Fowler was a teenager catching waves on a California beach when his class ring ended up in the Pacific. Larry Feurzeig, who recently was on the beach with a metal detector, found it.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. In 1979, Robert Fowler was a teenager catching some waves on a California beach. His class ring slipped off into the Pacific, lost for good he figured. Fast-forward 35 years, and Larry Feurzeig was on that beach with a metal detector. He found the ring, which had the initials for Robert Fowler and his high school. Larry tracked down Robert. He handed over the ring. Robert gave Larry some champagne. Robert's fingers are bigger now, but the ring fit perfectly on his wife. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.

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