Crews Retrieve NYC Man's Wedding Ring After It Fell Through Sewer Grate
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) January 26, 2017
Wallace Collins is one lucky guy.
The New York City resident accidentally dropped his wedding ring down a sewer grate a week ago, but with the help of a local utilities company, the ring was safely returned to its owner Wednesday.
According to NBC New York, Collins' ring slipped off his finger as he juggled papers while rushing to a lunch meeting.
"It rolled along the sidewalk and it was kind of like a slow-motion, 'Wait, that's my ring!'" he said.
After several unsuccessful attempts to get help, Collins contacted local energy company Con Edison, which maintains access to the grate.
His request was placed on a waiting list since it was not a pressing emergency.
Sure enough though, a crew showed up a week later and was able to retrieve the ring, which had fallen 15 feet below the grate.
"I'll always be paranoid about it now," Collins said.