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Diver finds couple's lost wedding ring after nearly 40 years

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Diver finds couple's lost wedding ring after nearly 40 years

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A Spanish couple have been reunited with their wedding ring after it was lost almost 40 years ago.

Agustin Aliaga and his wife Juani Sanchez lost the ring while swimming near Benidorm, Spain, in 1979, months after they were married, according to local newspaper Heraldo.

The pair thought it to be lost forever until diver Jessica Nisos found and posted a photo of it on social media in a bid to find the owners. Her post on Facebook was shared 80,000 times.

She wrote: “I found a wedding ring diving off the island of Benidorm. I wish I could give it back to the owner. It has been lost for a long, long time because it was covered in sediment.

“It is from a couple who got married on 17-02-1979. Could you share this please? It’s important to me to return it. Many thanks to all. Please share this.”

She received 300 messages and was able to eventually return the ring to the delighted couple.

Mr Aliaga said: “So that she could see it was totally true, we send a photocopy of our family register and a picture of the wedding ring.

“It was a pleasant surprise, because more than the material, the important thing is symbolic and emotional, as it is the ring that we were married with in the church.”

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