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'Absolutely ecstatic': Couple thank NYPD for recovering lost engagement ring

The CCTV footage shared by the NYPD and the happy couple John and Daniella. Credit: NYPD

A couple has thanked the New York Police Department, saying "we're absolutely ecstatic", after they were tracked down after losing an engagement ring down a grate in New York City.

John Drennan and his fiancee Daniella were the subject of a police hunt after the NYPD tweeted footage of the two trying to retrieve the ring from the grate.

The NYPD tweeted on Sunday, they had identified the couple and were making arrangements to get the ring back to them. They said: "Thank-you Twitter. Case closed! Love, John, Daniella and the NYPD."

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Officers recovered the ring – and cleaned it – but the would-be bride and groom had left without passing on their names or any contact information.

The NYPD released pictures of the couple and the ring in the hope of reuniting them with the jewellery and they went on to be shared thousands of times on Twitter.

The force tweeted: “WANTED for dropping his fiancée’s ring in @TimesSquareNYC! She said Yes - but he was so excited that he dropped the ring in a grate. Our @NYPDSpecialops officers rescued it & would like to return it to the happy couple. Help us find them?"

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John Drennan told the New York Times “we’re absolutely ecstatic", adding "we just can't believe it".

He took to Twitter to thank the officers responsible for recovering the ring, saying: "I cannot thank you enough, although I will try...A few cold beers when we come back to NYC!"

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