Wedding ring found in Mandurah canal

Dick Verboon’s wedding ring (below) was recovered from the bottom of the canal (above).
Wedding ring found in Mandurah canal
Dick Verboon’s wedding ring (below) was recovered from the bottom of the canal (above).

Dick and Lorna Verboon were reunited with their ring.

The wedding ring had gone missing in a Mandurah canal.

“It had been missing for three weeks and I thought there’d be little chance of getting it out of the canal,” Mrs Verboon said.

“Tim had had the ring for 34 years, so it had sentimental value.”

The couple contacted Sean Boddie from online group Ringfinders.

“Tim’s wedding ring had slipped from his finger into the water while tying up their boat in one of the many canals in Mandurah,” he said.

Mr Boddie and his sniffer dog Dylan went to the Verboon’s canal home and Mr Boddie dived down in his scuba gear with a pin pointer.

There was limited visibility due to the muddy bottom of the canal, but by sweeping the pin-pointer around, it soon started to vibrate.

“Feeling around for solids I brought back a shell the first time and then as my hand became visible through the cloud of mud out of the gloom appeared the unmistakable glow of what could only be Dick’s gold wedding ring,” Mr Boddie said.

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