WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WECT) - The year was 1975. Rhonda Hagan had just graduated from high school and was visiting her brother at Camp Lejeune when her class ring slipped off her finger into the ocean.
"It went off my finger into the water and we were all looking for about an hour, couldn't find it," said Rhonda (Hagan) Novak. "I was crushed."
The visiting Connecticut teen didn't even have it for six months.
"It was horrible," she said. "I thought it was gone forever never to come back."
Little did she know, the tiny piece of gold buried itself in the sand and was later uncovered by a local man's metal detector.
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