- Ellen Britt lost her engagement ring on a beach in Queensland, Australia
- She posted on social media, asking if anyone in the area had a metal detector
- A South African living in Brisbane searched and found the ring in the ocean
Ex-Durbanite, Clinton Cannon gave South Africans a good name after saving Australian woman, Ellen Britt, and her fiancé’s New Year. Britt had lost her engagement ring while frolicking in the waves at a Queensland beach. After Britt made a desperate plea for help on social media, Cannon rushed from Brisbane to come to the rescue.
Britt was enjoying a relaxing day at the beach with her mother when she decided to go for a swim, leaving the ring with her mother for safe keeping.
“I gave it to my mom and probably within about 10 minutes I just heard her start going, ‘Oh my God, oh my God’ and I looked at her hand and my ring was gone,” said Britt to Gold Coast news.
After searching the vast beach for hours to no avail, Britt and her mother lost hope. Britt then made a finally desperate attempt at finding the ring and took to Facebook, hoping someone in the area had a metal detector.
After seeing her plea, Cannon made it his mission to find the ring and drove to the beach the next morning. After just 90 minutes, Cannon found the ring, suprising even himself
“I just saw the diamonds in the sand, I screamed and put my fist in the air,” said Cannon to Gold Coast News reporter.
Cannon says he didn’t do it for the reward but for the thrill of helping someone out.
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