English couple thank NYPD for finding lost ring

This guy mistakenly dropped the ring in a gutter while proposing to his girlfriend

A man was proposing to his girlfriend when he dropped the ring and it fell about 8 feet (2.4 meters) down a utility grate. She said Yes - but he was so excited that he dropped the ring in a grate. "Help us find the couple whose marriage proposal went horribly wrong after their engagement ring fell down the drain", NYPD tweeted along with a picture of the ring. "Our officers rescued it & would like to return it to the happy couple", NYPD wrote on Twitter. "Help us find them?" the NYPD said on Twitter.

The NYPD Twitter account gave credit for finding the ring to the department's special operations bureau, which also includes specialized aviation, harbor, and horse-mounted units.

After no response, police then released clearer images of the unlucky pair. Now it's proven useful in reuniting a couple with one of their engagement rings.

The original appeal was re-tweeted more than 25,000 times and NYPD tweeted its thanks on Sunday.

The couple added: "We are so thankful to everyone - especially the New York Police Department and everyone who shared our story".

Now, after the police department's initial tweet earned over 20,000 retweets, it finally located the couple. Police say the couple, who had returned to England, got in touch and the ring will get back to them. John proposed in Central Park with Daniella agreeing to marry him.

They arrived home on Sunday and said they were planning on going straight to the jewellery store to buy another ring.

However, it did appear to be his fault - the ring was too big for her finger. "A few cold beers when we come back to NYC!"

Drennan and Anthony said they would give the officers a mention at their wedding, and they'll be returning to NY to lift a pint with the detectives.

"We could not believe it, we really thought it was gone", Anthony told BBC.

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