‘Miracles can happen’: Ring recovered in Lake Michigan


SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Jamie Kennedy needs to make room for another wedding guest: the man who found her engagement ring in the bottom of Lake Michigan.

John Dudley, the president of a metal detector club in western Michigan, fought strong waves and scooped up the ring after getting a signal. His reaction? “Oh, my gosh.”

The discovery was made in late July, two days after Kennedy lost the ring while trying to wash sand off her fingers at the beach in South Haven. She says she was “sad, sick and disappointed.”

WZZM-TV reports that Dudley reached out to Kennedy, a Decatur resident, and offered his services. Kennedy says she “practically walked on water” when Dudley gave her a thumbs-up to indicate that he had found it.

She says “miracles can happen.”

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