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Pasco County woman helps couple find missing wedding ring in Anclote River

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Posted at 9:14 PM, Mar 18, 2020

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — Pasco County resident Robert McCarthy has been dealing with a heart issue for a while now.

Due to his condition, he can't work. So his love of fishing led him to find the perfect spot on the Anclote River.

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"I wandered out there and I kept wandering and wandering and wandering and I caught this huge fish and I was super excited about it. I took it off the hook and let it go and let my ring go at the same time," says McCarthy.

He was devastated and thought he lost it for good.

But his wife Kelly thought she could find someone for help. The couple just celebrated their one-year anniversary and the ring has a lot of sentimental value.

"He was very upset," says Kelly. "He comes homes and he's like I'm 86 steps from the shore."

So she reached out to friends on social media.

A local woman, the She Detector, who started metal detecting back in 2015 was just what they needed.

The two headed out to the exact spot, some 86 steps out and Kelly couldn't believe it.

"It was more like a 'yes, thank goodness!' He was in shock, I was in shock I was," she said.

To watch the video of the She Detector finding the ring, click here.