NYPD finds couple who lost diamond ring in sidewalk grate

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Police in New York City are trying to reunite a man with his engagement ring after he dropped it down a grate while popping the question this week.

The couple says they're "so thankful to everyone - especially the New York Police Department".

According to the Associated Press, the couple appealed to the police for help after losing the ring, but emergency service officers were unable to locate it. Now the NYPD is in contact, and making sure the couple gets their ring back. NYPD News shared on Twitter.

The couple, from Peterborough, UK, has since clarified to the BBC that Drennan proposed earlier in New York's Central Park.

It was a lovely day in New York City when a man decided it was the ideal time to pop the question to his future fiance. "She said Yes - but he was so excited that he dropped the ring in a grate", the tweet said. The NYPD was finally able to recover the ring Saturday morning, the Daily News reported.

"Thank you, Twitter. Case closed!"

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With the help of dozens of passers-by they managed to get the grate off and search underneath for at least two hours. But by then the couple was nowhere to be found.

But don't worry, thanks to the power of the internet, the story has a happy ending.

The man and woman were in Times Square late Friday night, when the man proposed to his girlfriend at 11:55 p.m.

Anthony said yes, but the ring was too big for her finger.

Though the couple and police on-scene eventually gave up searching, the New York Police Department was able to return.

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