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An amateur metal detectorist found the missing ring after 11 hours of searching. Image Credit: Michael & Kaye Hill, Jual Butler/Daily Mail
An amateur metal detectorist found the missing ring after 11 hours of searching. Image Credit: Michael & Kaye Hill, Jual Butler/Daily Mail

Lost wedding ring found after 45 years

A 72-year-old Brisbane man has been reunited with his lost wedding ring, more than four decades after it was lost in his back yard.

Michael Hill, from the suburb of Tingalpa, noticed the ring was missing after mowing the lawn of his family home in the 1970s. The gold band, which was engraved with his wedding date, never resurfaced, despite Hill’s searching.

Following Hill and his wife Kaye’s 49th wedding anniversary last month, the couple’s children contacted an amateur metal detectorist, Jual Butler, through Facebook.

Butler spent a total of 11 hours searching the family’s garden and finally found the ring buried 20cm underground in a grassy area.

“I had a good feeling it was there, it was like it was calling to me,” Butler said. “It was really a great feeling.”

Hill called the moment the ring was found “an emotional time,” adding, “The times I walked over that ring [without knowing it] would have been hundreds of times.”

Butler refused Hill’s offer of a reward, saying, “Just to help decent people, that’s all the return I need.”

As the wedding ring no longer fits, Hill now keeps it in a special jewellery box alongside his wife’s ring.

 

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