$20,000 engagement ring found by officer with metal detector

Long Island police say an officer used his personal metal detector to find a woman's $20,000 engagement ring she lost on the beach on Fire Island.

The Suffolk County Police Department says the Pennsylvania woman reached out Saturday, saying she lost her ring sometime over the weekend.  Department Marine Bureau officer Robert Warrington searched the home she was staying at, to no avail.

Another officer, Marine Bureau Police Officer Edmund McDowell brought his personal metal detector to the beach where the woman had been sitting. Police officials say McDowell found the ring after about 10 minutes of searching with the metal detector.

The woman's friend was to deliver the ring to its owner in Pennsylvania.

The department says McDowell has used his metal detector to find missing rings twice now.

With the Associated Press