San Francisco Bay Area man gets ring back 35 years later

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area man who lost a ring while surfing in the ocean 35 years ago had it returned to him by a treasure hunter.

Robert Fowler was 17 when he was surfing off a Marin County beach and his gold high school class ring slipped off his finger.

He didn’t think he’d see the ring again.

Larry Feurzeig finds a few hundred dollars in coins each year, along with plenty of beer cans.

Two weeks ago, he found the ring — which bore the initials of Fowler and a Marin County high school — engraved inside. Through alumni records, Feurzeig found Fowler and emailed him to meet Wednesday in front of a San Francisco grocery store. Fowler got his ring back. Feurzeig got a bottle of champagne.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com

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