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SOMERS POINT, N.J. (CBS/AP) – A New Jersey woman got an early present this holiday season. Paula Stanton has her wedding ring back, nine years after she accidentally flushed it down her toilet.
Stanton was sure the diamond-encrusted gold ring was lost forever after she noticed it wasn’t on her finger while she was cleaning her bathroom nearly a decade ago.
Luckily, a member of Somers Point’s public works department remembered Stanton mentioning the ring about three years ago.
Last month, Ted Gogol was doing maintenance work near a manhole about 400 feet from Stanton’s house. He tells the Press of Atlantic City he saw a shiny object sitting the mud.
It turned out to be Stanton’s ring, and after boiling it in peroxide and lemon juice, she is wearing it again.
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