Down the toilet: Woman accidentally flushes wedding rings

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio - An Ohio woman accidentally flushed her wedding rings and her deceased grandmother wedding rings down the toilet while cleaning this week.

Wednesday morning, the Parma woman was cleaning her family jewelry in the bathroom when placed the four cherished rings on tissue paper around the bathroom sink.

Several moments later without thinking, she grabbed the tissues and flushed them down the toilet, rings included.

The woman immediately realized what she had just done. She had just flushed approximately 60 years of priceless family jewelry down the commode.

After calling out several plumbers, she and her husband realized they needed to call the city.

The residents contacted police, who then directed them to the county public works department.
Cuyahoga County sewer maintenance crews arrived on scene Thursday with special equipment and set up a command center to retrieve the rings.

Crews utilized a remote camera that traveled through the sewer system and miraculously located two of the four rings.

Both engagement rings were found more than a block away in the sewer near a cemetery, but the two wedding bands were unable to be located.

The woman said it's a miracle everyone came together and were able to locate at least two of the family's priceless jewels.

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