Windermere diver reunites dropped ring with newly engaged couple

A diver has recovered a diamond ring from the depths of Windermere, after a newly engagement couple accidentally dropped it.

Lake District Divers, Angus Hosking and Declan Turner, turned their hobby into a helping hand in 2019, recovering hundreds of dropped and dumped items from the county's lakes.

On Monday, they received a desperate call from couple Vik and Rebecca who had dropped their engagement ring at Langdale Chase - just days after Vik popped the question.

He had tried to propose to Rebecca five times before, but due to coronavirus he was unable to go through with it. The couple decided to take a trip to the Lake District where Vik finally asked Rebecca to marry him on the shores of Windermere.

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Two days later, the couple were taking photos on the jetty near the hotel when the ring accidentally fell into the water. That's when they decided to call Lake District Diving.

Angus got straight to work. He searched the waters with a metal detector for 20 minutes before the ring was eventually unearthed - much to Vik and Rebecca's relief.

The grateful couple from London were reunited with the white gold and diamond ring worth thousands of pounds.

The Lake District divers do not accept money in return for the services. So instead, to reward their hard work, they bought Angus a gin and donated to their GoFundMe page.