Latest Breaking News & Top Headlines

Groom-to-be spends 45 minutes searching rat-infested pond for engagement ring

0

Man spends 45 minutes searching for his fiancee’s glittering engagement ring in a murky pond after it slipped from his hand while proposing on a bridge – but she still said ‘yes!’

  • Grant Stevens, 28, got down on one knee to ask Molly, 31, to be his wife
  • Disaster struck when a ring of aquamarine stone fell out and fell into murky waters
  • Slipped through the gap in the bridge during the couple’s romantic moment from Worcestershire










A clumsy-to-be groom spent 45 minutes searching a rat-infested pond for an engagement ring after it slipped from his hand while proposing to her.

Grant Stevens posed the question to Milly Reece on a bridge at Lincoln Arboretum in Lincolnshire on Sunday when the epic proposal backfired.

The 28-year-old got down on one knee to ask Milly, 31, to be his wife, but disaster struck when the aquamarine ring fell out and fell into the murky water below.

The engagement ring with gold bands was loose in the box and managed to slip through a gap in the slats of the bridge during the Worcestershire couple’s romantic moment.

Grant Stevens, 28, spent 45 minutes searching a rat-infested pond for an engagement ring after it slipped from his hand while proposing to fiancé Milly Reece, 31 (pictured, together)

The 28-year-old got down on one knee to ask Milly to be his wife, but disaster struck when the aquamarine ring fell out and fell into the murky water below (pictured)

The 28-year-old got down on one knee to ask Milly to be his wife, but disaster struck when the aquamarine ring fell out and fell into the murky water below (pictured)

The engagement ring with gold bands (pictured) was loose in the box and managed to slip through a gap in the slats of the bridge during the Worcestershire couple's romantic moment

The engagement ring with gold bands (pictured) was loose in the box and managed to slip through a gap in the slats of the bridge during the Worcestershire couple’s romantic moment

Fortunately, web developer Grant was able to find the ring in the mud after wading through the dirty water for 45 minutes.

An image shows Grant searching through the brown water for the expensive ring.

Software tester Milly posted on Facebook about the incident yesterday with the caption: “My partner proposed to me on a bridge in Lincoln Arboretum.

“When he opened the box, the ring tumbled out and fell through the bridge slats into the pond.

The engagement ring with gold bands was loose in the box and managed to slip through a gap in the slats of the bridge (pictured) during the Worcestershire couple's romantic moment

The engagement ring with gold bands was loose in the box and managed to slip through a gap in the slats of the bridge (pictured) during the Worcestershire couple’s romantic moment

The Facebook post (pictured) now has over 7,100 likes, with over 500 people commenting on Milly and Grant's dramatic engagement story

The Facebook post (pictured) now has over 7,100 likes, with over 500 people commenting on Milly and Grant’s dramatic engagement story

“He took off his shoes and socks, rolled up his shorts, and jumped into the pond to look for them.

“This lady and her daughter hung around for a while looking at the leaves in the slats before wishing us good luck and getting on with their day. 45 minutes later he fished it out!

“Here’s a picture of the offending bridge, looking for my fiancé in the booze and my beautiful ring, and when he finally found it!”

The post now has over 7,100 likes, with over 500 people commenting on Milly and Grant’s dramatic engagement story.

‘Congratulations. What a story to tell for years to come,” wrote one social media user. So glad he found it. A beautiful ring.’

Another wrote: ‘That’s a beautiful ring, it would have been such a shame if he couldn’t find it. Still, it’s a good story to tell the grandchildren*’

A group member added: ‘That’s an appointment to remember. What bad luck it fell through the slats, I bet you both couldn’t believe it. Congratulations both.”

In the comment section, one person wrote: 'This is such an amazing and beautiful story.  Bright tears of joy in my eyes' (photo)

In the comment section, one person wrote: ‘This is such an amazing and beautiful story. Bright tears of joy in my eyes’ (photo)

And another wrote: ‘This is such an amazing and beautiful story. Bright tears of happiness in my eyes. Well done future husband, what a man. (also such a beautiful ring)’

Milly commented: “I was taking pictures of the view when he said, ‘I have a question for you.’ “I turned to look at him and thought, ‘What are you up to?’ “He got down on one knee and opened the box.

“The ring wasn’t properly secured in the box and just tumbled out, rolled over the bridge and through one of the holes. We were both in shock at what had just happened.

“I said yes before he even jumped into the lake to find it. I was just stunned when he found it.

“I honestly didn’t think he would find it because of the amount of gunk at the bottom of the lake, the water was so murky and at one point a rat swam by.

“He was so happy and relieved that he hadn’t just wasted a lot of money.”

Advertisement

.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.