Newly engaged couple found lost ring by ‘brilliant’ diver
A volunteer diver described the “incredible” moment when he retrieved the ring from a newly engaged couple after losing it in a lake.
Angus Hosking, a free diver with Lake District Divers, found the ring Viki Patel had given to his fiancee Rebecca Chaukria two days earlier.
The couple, from London, were on vacation near Ecclerigg on the shores of Lake Windermere in Cumbria, where Mr Patel finally got to his knees after his proposal plans were delayed by nearly two years due to the pandemic canceling five vacations.
But the ring slipped from Ms Chaukria’s finger while they were on a jetty on Monday, and they ran to a nearby watersports store where they were told Mr Hosking, 21, could help them.
Mr Hosking, a water sports instructor, said when he first dove into the water at 5:30 p.m. he was unsure if he would find the ring.
He said, “When I got into the water it was very, very cloudy so I started to think it was less likely that I would find it – I told them I might not find it. be not.
“But it only took 20 minutes at the end.
“Since we found alliances in the past after four hours, it was quick.”
He described the diamond ring, which had been personally made for Ms. Chaukria, as “absolutely beautiful”.
He added: “When I found out, Vik immediately started filming and said ‘thank you’ over and over – he was so happy.
“When we later gave her at the hotel, Rebecca was completely shocked that I found her.
“She didn’t say much because she didn’t even know what to say.
Mr. Hosking, of Coniston in the Lakes, added: “Every dive is amazing, you are so happy for the people that you could help them.
“They are in need and all you want to do is help them.”
In videos filmed by Mr. Patel, he gasps when the diamond ring is discovered and thanks Mr. Hosking for saving it, telling him, “I wish I could kiss you.”
Mr Patel also told the BBC that he had ‘given up hope’ when the ring first fell into the lake because the water was so cloudy, and described Mr Hosking as a ‘man shiny and shiny ”for getting it back.