Lost wedding ring found as Marine Lake drained

Steve Watts Image copyright Clevedon Marine Lake
Image caption Steve Watts' wedding ring was spotted in the mud at the bottom of Marine Lake

A wedding ring that was lost at the bottom of a lake for two months has been found after the water was drained.

Two boys spotted the item in mud in Marine Lake, Clevedon, Somerset during cleaning work at the site.

Steve Watts, the ring's owner, now wants to track the pair down to give them a reward.

Alan Wilson, one of the volunteers helping with the lake's annual clean-up, said Mr Watts wanted to thank the boys for "being so honest".

Image caption Marine Lake is drained and cleaned once during the summer to get rid of silt and clear any rubbish

Marine lake is drained and cleaned every summer to get rid of silt and clear any rubbish

Mr Wilson, who helps with its restoration and maintenance, said it was a "chance in a million" the boys spotted the ring in the shallows.

"There's 15,000 sqm of lake bed and they found this ring which is less than 20mm in diameter," he said.

"But I didn't really take any details from them and after they gave me the ring, they just wandered off and I didn't see them again."

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Following an appeal on social media, Mr Wilson said Mr Watts now has his ring "back on his finger after 10 years of marriage".

"We did a little bit of a Cinderella and tried it on and lo and behold it fitted his finger," said Mr Wilson.

"He's not in so much trouble as he was and now he wants to say thank you to the boys for finding it and for being so honest."

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