Sewer sifting turns up ring

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 8:51am

Sentimental gold ring flushed down toilet turns up after crews sift thru sewer waste.

(WKTV) SPRINGFIELD, Mo -- A Springfield couple, married for nearly 70 years, is reunited with a keepsake, after it was flushed down the toilet.

Charles Robertson thought a ring he gave his wife many years ago was gone for good when it slipped off his her finger and down into the toilet bowl.

The unique ring was custom made from pieces of gold leftover from spare dental moldings of this retired dentist.

After the ring was flushed, Robertson never truly expected to see the gold band again, but took his daughter's advice and called the city to see if they might be able to help.

To his surprise, about 3 weeks later he got some great news.

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