Friday 13th lucky for swimmer as pool staff recover his wedding ring
An Aberdeen man has thanked swimming pool staff who found his wedding ring – more than three weeks after he lost in the deep end.
Peter Mitchell had “given up hope” of ever seeing his £700 gold band again, and had even contacted a jeweller about a replacement, after losing it on his daily dip at RGU Sport on December 22.
The sprightly 74-yearold tries to swim every day to lose weight.
However, his aquatic proved rather too successful with his ring it efforts coming loose on his finger and slipping off while he swam.
The former Press and Journal writer did not realise it had come off until around 6pm while reading the day’s paper.
He said: “I looked down and noticed it was gone and went into a bit of a panic, turning the house upside down looking for it and retracing my steps through town.
“I’d given up hope of seeing it again when today, on Friday the 13th of all days, I got a call from the wonderful staff at RGU telling me they had recovered it.
“It’s absolutely amazing, I can’t thank them enough.”
Hannah Leslie, operations development manager at RGU Sport, said: “We were delighted to be able to help Peter and return his wedding ring to him.
“All of our instructors and staff members are proud to play a part in improving the health and wellbeing of people in the north-east and the feedback we have received from Peter has brought a smile to all of our faces.”
“I’d given up hope of seeing it again”
SWIMMING GOLD: Peter Mitchell reunited with the wedding ring he lost in the RGU pool on December 22. It was found by Naomi Shepherd, left, with colleagues David Walker and Becki Falconer.