Fiancee's delight as police divers recover engagement ring from Bristol harbour


A bride-to-be has told of her delight after police divers recovered the engagement ring she dropped in a harbour two weeks earlier.

Nicola Hazell contacted Bristol Harbour Authority on Twitter after losing her silver solitaire ring while out rowing in Bristol docks on July 9. The harbour master spotted Avon and Somerset Police's dive team on a training exercise there on Friday and challenged them to find the ring.

They began searching for the engagement ring at 9.30am and had reunited a delighted Nicola with it just hours later.

A spokeswoman for Avon and Somerset Police said: "Our dive team have reunited a lost engagement ring with its happy owner. They were on a training exercise this morning in ?Bristol? docks when the harbour master mentioned that Nicola Hazell had lost her engagement ring two weeks prior whilst out rowing.

"He set the challenge and as part of their training, the lads set to and came up trumps. They have reunited the ring with a very happy Nicola who is getting married soon."

Sergeant Nick Evans, leading the team, posted on Twitter:

He added: "We are delighted to have found it for Nicola. We can't do this for everyone obviously, but we were here training anyway and we spend a lot of time looking for stolen property and other items, so it was a good challenge for the team."