Class rings lost in Canton Lake since 1975 returned

The rings are still in pretty good shape considering they spent decades underwater. Photo credit: Chief Michele Williams

Class rings lost in Canton Lake since 1975 returned

Barbara Tewell and Shirley Petty reunited with their class rings at the Canton police department Photo Credit: Chief Michele Williams

Class rings lost in Canton Lake since 1975 returned

Sisters Barbara Tewell and Shirley Petty were recently reunited with their class rings that had been lost in the lake since 1975.

One might wonder how not just one, but two, class rings were found and returned after decades in the lake.

It started in 1975 with a day at the lake. The two young ladies were headed for a swim and realized they forgot to take their rings off. Instead of walking back to the truck, they gave them to their friend who tied them together and put them in his pocket. It was later discovered that there was a hole in his pocket and the rings were missing! They attempted a search with no recovery.

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