KEY WEST, FLA. (WSVN) - A Key West man saved the bliss of a recently engaged couple after he found their missing engagement ring.
During the special moment earlier this week, Evan Dunaway opened the ring box to propose to Molly Murphy, his longtime girlfriend, and the ring fell into the water before she could see it.
“As soon as he opened that box, it was gone,” Murphy said. “I didn’t even get a glimpse of it. We cried. I didn’t know if I should be so happy or so sad.”
Dunaway said he had planned a romantic boating trip to pop the question while out on the water, but when the time came to present the ring, it was gone.
“As the ring went into the water, obviously, I felt a little bit like a bad dream that you can’t wake up from,” Dunaway said.
Alex Corpion recently started working for Ring Finders, a company that searches for lost rings in the water, and he already closed his first case. He later learned of what happened to Dunaway as he proposed to his fiancé in Key West.
“I saw I had a missed call from a lady named Molly, and they asked if I could come and help them search for a ring,” Corpion said.
Corpion packed up all his gear and met up with the group the next day. They hopped onto a boat and traveled for an hour back to the sandbar where the ring had fallen out. Around 15 minutes later, Corpion found the missing engagement ring.
He returned it to the couple, and Dunaway was able to propose a second time. This time with the ring going where it belonged: on his fiancé’s finger!
“I was just crying. I didn’t even know what to think,” Murphy said. “He took two scoops, and there it was just sitting in the basket! Now, I feel like I’m wearing treasure every single day. It’s amazing.”
Corpion was glad he was able to save the couple’s special moment.
“You can see the relief and excitement and the overwhelming appreciation of what all this means,” said Corpion. “It’s an amazing feeling. I truly cannot get enough of it. I can’t wait to do it again!”
Corpion said he did not charge the couple to find the ring and said he loves seeing the smiles on the faces of the people he helps.
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