A NEWLY married couple had their honeymoon saved after a metal-detecting enthusiast found the husband’s lost wedding ring at a south coast beach.
Richard and Anne Whetter, from Bristol, had been married for five days when Mr Whetter lost his ring in the sand last weekend at Portelet Bay.
The couple, who were staying at The Atlantic Hotel, spoke to Nathan Rowland, the hotel’s senior hall porter, and he contacted Steve Andrews from Jersey Lost Ring Metal Detecting, who immediately headed to the beach to look for the ring.
Mr Whetter said: ‘The moment I realised the ring was no longer on my finger and that it was likely I had lost it on the beach, my heart sank.
‘After searching for it ourselves we returned to the hotel, assuming it was lost forever. Nathan’s quick thinking in contacting Steve really did save the day and meant we could continue to enjoy our honeymoon. We leave Jersey with the fondest of memories of the beautiful island and friendly people.’
Mr Andrews said he found he ring within ten minutes of looking for it and described it as a ‘great piece of team-work’.
He added that it was a ‘pleasure’ looking after the Island’s guests.
Patrick Burke, managing director of The Atlantic Hotel, added: ‘This really was a miracle moment that we were so glad to be a part of. We are extremely proud of Nathan and the whole team here at the hotel, who consistently go the extra mile to look after our guests and deliver the very best service.
‘We wish Richard and Anne the happiest of lives together with their wedding rings firmly on their fingers.’