Fire department divers recover lost diamond ring from Massachusetts River

A Chicago woman is expressing her gratitude to members of the Cambridge Fire Department Dive Team and Marine Unit after they helped find her diamond ring that fell into the Charles River in Massachusetts.Cambridge Fire Lt. Stephen Capuccio said those Dive Team and Marine Unit members were working a detail on the Charles River when they were alerted about a lost ring at the Charlesgate Yacht Club.Lynn Andrews said her diamond ring went overboard into the Charles a while after asking her husband, Ninos, to hold onto it.”I decided that I’m going to put some sunscreen on and I ask my husband to hold my rings, and I just put them in the pocket of his shirt,” Andrews said. “We’re going about our day and it was awfully hot out there, and he decides to take his shirt off to go for a swim. And as he took his shirt off, the rings went flying out of his pocket.”Luckily, Andrews and her husband had a good idea of where the ring went overboard and the area was free of hazards, so the crew decided to dive into the river in an attempt to recover the prized possession.Firefighter Jeremy Marrache went into the water and was able to locate the ring in less than 5 minutes, returning it to its very relieved and excited owner.Marrache, the primary diver, was backed up by Firefighter Eric Moore while four members of the Marine Unit — Lt. Peter Melo, Firefighter Kevin Lawson, Firefighter William Dusablon and Firefighter Anthony Brooks — acted as line tenders.”This is an amazing example of using our training for public service and a terrific opportunity for the Dive Team and Marine Unit members to practice working together,” Capuccio said in a statement.Capuccio said Andrews contacted Marrache on the Fourth of July to once again express her thanks.

A Chicago woman is expressing her gratitude to members of the Cambridge Fire Department Dive Team and Marine Unit after they helped find her diamond ring that fell into the Charles River in Massachusetts.

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Cambridge Fire Lt. Stephen Capuccio said those Dive Team and Marine Unit members were working a detail on the Charles River when they were alerted about a lost ring at the Charlesgate Yacht Club.

Lynn Andrews said her diamond ring went overboard into the Charles a while after asking her husband, Ninos, to hold onto it.

“I decided that I’m going to put some sunscreen on and I ask my husband to hold my rings, and I just put them in the pocket of his shirt,” Andrews said. “We’re going about our day and it was awfully hot out there, and he decides to take his shirt off to go for a swim. And as he took his shirt off, the rings went flying out of his pocket.”

Luckily, Andrews and her husband had a good idea of where the ring went overboard and the area was free of hazards, so the crew decided to dive into the river in an attempt to recover the prized possession.

Firefighter Jeremy Marrache went into the water and was able to locate the ring in less than 5 minutes, returning it to its very relieved and excited owner.

Marrache, the primary diver, was backed up by Firefighter Eric Moore while four members of the Marine Unit — Lt. Peter Melo, Firefighter Kevin Lawson, Firefighter William Dusablon and Firefighter Anthony Brooks — acted as line tenders.

“This is an amazing example of using our training for public service and a terrific opportunity for the Dive Team and Marine Unit members to practice working together,” Capuccio said in a statement.

Capuccio said Andrews contacted Marrache on the Fourth of July to once again express her thanks.

Contributed by local news sources

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