Man helps neighbor find long-lost wedding ring

DUNMORE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) -- One man's hobby has helped another man find a long-lost treasure!

Ralph Verrastro said his wedding ring went missing 27 years ago!  The Dunmore man was building a deck back in 1990 when it disappeared.

He and his wife spent a few days digging in the dirt, but they came up empty-handed.  Nearly three decades went by, and for the most part, the couple forgot about the ring.

Until about a week ago, when neighbor Kevin Klatt heard the story and brought over his metal detector.

"I put my shovel in, and I turned the dirt over, and the ring was just right on top of the dirt," said Klatt.  "I couldn't believe it!"

"It was still in the dirt, I picked it up, poked the dirt out of the hole, and my wife put it back on my finger," said Verrastro.  "It felt like I got married again after 27 years!"

Klatt said it feels good to help out, especially since he lost his own wedding ring during a fishing trip and never found it.


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