Massachusetts man reunited with lost ring 49 years later

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Amesbury High Class of 1967 graduate Dan “Bruce” Toomey lost his class ring the summer prior to graduation. It was recently returned to him after a tourist came across the piece of jewelry at the beach at the Salisbury/Seabrook line. Courtesy photo

AMESBURY, MA – A Massachusetts native has been reunited with his high school class ring nearly 50 years after he lost it at a beach.

The Daily News of Newburyport reports that Dan Toomey’s ring was found March 19.

Toomey says he was at the beach with his friends in 1966 when he lost the 10-carat Amesbury High School Class of 1967 ring.

Toomey now lives in Anchorage, Alaska. He says he hadn’t thought about the ring for a long time before he learned a tourist found the ring on the same beach buried under 8 inches of mud.

The tourist took the ring to the school, and employees did some detective work and found it belonged to Toomey.

Toomey says of the ring: “If it traveled far, it came back.”