Diver finds lost $7,000 engagement ring in Lake Minnetonka

A Minneapolis teacher was crushed when her brand new Tiffany engagement ring fell into Lake Minnetonka. Read more
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John

Prior Lake, MN

#67 Jul 14, 2010
Steve wrote:
Apparently I'm the only one around here unfamiliar wish SCUBA diving. The fact that she lost it or how she lost it is not that interesting to me. What I find fascinating is how a tiny, tiny object could actually be found. Even a haystack is pretty small compared to a huge lake. But a tiny ring compared to a massive lake that is acres in size?! Finding an object in a larger object that is trillions of times larger than it is no small feat, in my opinion.
Back in 78 when I and a friend were taking lessons, one of the gals lost an ear ring in the pool. She had no idea when or exactly where. I found it in about 15 minutes.
It gets weirder. Three months later the same friend and some others went camping at a lake for the weekend. I showed up later. They had to go back in town to buy a new weight belt that slipped off one of divers waist without him noticing. Again, no idea when or exactly where. I wasn't in the lake more than 25 minutes on the surface looking down in about 15 ft of water. I saw something and dove down. Yep, I found it! Now consider that I wear glasses and my mask didn't have corrective lenses on it. Very odd!
Bob

Minneapolis, MN

#68 Jul 15, 2010
John wrote:
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Back in 78 when I and a friend were taking lessons, one of the gals lost an ear ring in the pool. She had no idea when or exactly where. I found it in about 15 minutes.
It gets weirder. Three months later the same friend and some others went camping at a lake for the weekend. I showed up later. They had to go back in town to buy a new weight belt that slipped off one of divers waist without him noticing. Again, no idea when or exactly where. I wasn't in the lake more than 25 minutes on the surface looking down in about 15 ft of water. I saw something and dove down. Yep, I found it! Now consider that I wear glasses and my mask didn't have corrective lenses on it. Very odd!
John, are you related to that Texas lady who's won millions in the lottery - 4 different times?
John

Minneapolis, MN

#69 Jul 16, 2010
Bob wrote:
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John, are you related to that Texas lady who's won millions in the lottery - 4 different times?
Wow! If I'm not, I will be real soon!:)

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