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PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia officials have helped save the day for a couple who lost a wedding ring in a sewer grate.

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Steve Brown was in the city with his wife, Erin, Friday night when the ring slipped off his finger and rolled into the grate. He says the ring was originally his grandfather’s and it was engraved with his grandparents’ initials.

The Plymouth Meeting couple tried using duct tape and clothes hangers to recover the ring Saturday with no success.

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Steve Brown says a Philadelphia police officer eventually walked by and made a call to the Pennsylvania utility company PECO.

A worker for the company opened the grate, and after nearly an hour of searching, grabbed the ring.

Erin Brown calls the PECO worker their “knight in shining armor.”

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