Man drops ring off Brooklyn Bridge while proposing to girlfriend

September 28th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, Sep 28 (ANI): Popping the question had almost cost Florida man Trey Turner a rock, literally-he fumbled his proposal to his girlfriend, accidentally letting the .6-carat diamond engagement ring slip out of his hands and off the Brooklyn Bridge.

Fortunately for Turner and his fiancee, Kelsey Kramer, instead of plopping into the East River, the ring landed on scaffolding below.

Two days later, city transportation workers fetched the bauble from the construction site and allowed the couple’s betrothal to go forward.

And Turner is lucky that Kramer still said yes.

The pair had set out from Kramer’s Brooklyn Heights apartment last Wednesday for a walk across the bridge.

As they strolled the walkway, Turner imagined how awful it would be if he lost his grip.

He dropped down on one knee, and then — just as he feared — he dropped the ring.

“I was pulling the ring to propose, and it flipped out of my pocket. It flew in the air, hit the ground and started to roll. I was leaning down to grab it when it fell,” the New York Post quoted him as telling the Brooklyn Paper.

He heard the ring strike a metal platform below.

“It was all enclosed. So I knew it was down there and not in the river,” he said.

City officials contacted the couple Friday to say they had recovered it. It had been spotted by eagle-eyed bridge worker Doug Reese. (ANI)

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