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Wedding Ring Rescued From Sewer

LEHI, Utah (ABC4 Utah) One Lehi family found themselves in a sort of “crappy” situation recently. Their two year-old flushed mom’s wedding ring down the toilet.

LEHI, Utah (ABC4 Utah) One Lehi family found themselves in a sort of “crappy” situation recently. Their two year-old flushed mom’s wedding ring down the toilet.

“I flushed it,” said two year old Peyton Hall.

Normally, that is a great thing to hear when potty training. Not in this case.

“I was like ‘Peyton, where's my ring?’” said Peyton’s mom Nikki Hall. “Usually, I put it on my jewelry box before I go to bed.”

But Hall woke up to one of her wedding bands on the floor.

“I was like, ‘that’s not where I put that,’” said Hall.

Her wedding ring was gone.

“I immediately thought of [Peyton,]” said Hall. “She was like, ‘it’s in the toilet.’”

That wedding ring traveled more than 500 feet through the sewage line to a manhole down the street. It was only two feet away from a major line, where it would have been lost forever.

“Pretty slim chance,” said Wes Winters, Waste Water Foreman for the city of Lehi. “We were real lucky.”

Winters and his crew sent a camera through the sewer to find the ring.

“There were two huge trucks in the parking lot and I was like "wow, they're serious!’” said Hall.

A few hours later, there it was.

“I looked, and sure enough, there it was in all this grit,” said Hall.

“We had to harness the guy up and lower him down into the manhole,” said Winters.

“I just lost it,” said Hall. “I started crying.”

“It's a pretty good feeling,” said Winters. “Makes it worth your while.”

After soaking the ring in bleach for a very long time, the ring is now a permanent fixture on Hall’s finger. 

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