POINT PLEASANT, Pa. (CBS) – A North Jersey woman is on a mission to return a wedding ring to its rightful owner. She found while tubing in the Delaware River.
Meredith Caruso was was tubing with her son Kai on the Delaware River at Bucks County River Country in Point Pleasant when she stumbled across a wedding band. She posted a photo of the ring on Facebook in hopes of finding its owner.
Caruso believes that because of the ring size, the band may belong to a man. The inscription has a date of nearly four decades ago of April 26, 1980.
“Now I start making up all of these stories in my head, like maybe it’s this and maybe it’s like a widow. Maybe she lost it and what if she’s looking for it. Maybe it’s just a man who lost it yesterday. Who knows,” expressed Caruso.
In an effort to find the owner, the Union Beach, New Jersey resident made a post of the ring on Facebook which has had more than 16,000 shares.
“I think it’s unbelievable. I can’t believe how many shares it’s got in such a short amount of time,” said Caruso.
Caruso said she found the wedding ring wedged in between two rocks. Bucks County River Country’s Owner and President Daniel Breen said losing a ring in the river is not a rare occurrence.
“Somebody found a lost engagement ring here about two years ago and two hours later a young girl about 8 years old, she found the ring, came up to the office with her parents and we found the owner and everything worked out great,” said Breen.
Aside from the wedding date, there are three initials with an additional three initials on the ring. They are clues to names of the couple that the band belongs to. Caruso has not revealed that information because it is her way to make sure the ring ends up in the hand of the correct person.
“I hope they’re looking for it and it goes to the rightful owner,” she said.