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06th Jul 2012

Massive Search of Sewage Tank Still Leaves Bride-to-Be Ringless

A bride-to-be who lost her engagement ring when her friend accidentally flushed it down the loo was left disappointed after a massive sewage search revealed nothing.

Earlier in the week we told you about the wedding singer who was up a certain creek without a paddle after she accidentally flushed her friend’s €8,000 engagement ring down the toilet.

Unfortunately, despite eight drain experts, four oxygen tanks and one brave (very brave) man, an intense search of the sewage pipes at the Bellinter House Hotel in Navan, revealed absolutely nothing.

The Irish Independent reports that the search for the missing ring got underway after wedding singer, Imogen Gunner, accidentally flushed the diamond engagement ring (and another pre-engagement ring) that belonged to her friend, Ashling Cahill, down the toilet at the hotel.

Upon hearing the story, drainage experts all offered their help to the bride-to-be so she could get her sparkler back. Staff from drain service Dyno Rod, septic tank experts Bluestream Wastewater Service and Panda spent all day yesterday searching the stinky tanks in the hopes that they would find something. Unfortunately, the search returned absolutely nothing.

“We can’t do anything more. There were eight experts from three companies searching for the ring,” said Cora Dwyer, the general manager of the Bellinteer House Hotel.

“They emptied it [the sewage tank] with a bucket – I saw the guy coming back up out of the tank. They are devastated,” she added.

The manager said that the ring hunt was a “first” for the hotel and that nothing like it had ever occurred before.

“We got to the bottom of the tank. We’ve done everything that we could,” said Jim Phibbs, the director of Bluestream Wastewater Services.

“Maybe God might bring them back to her. No more could have been done; every person gave 100 per cent,” he added.

Speaking about the search, Imogen said that she was grateful to everyone who had offered up their time free of charge to help hunt for the ring.

“It has really brought out the best in people. I’m going to have to find out the make and model of the rings and see if I can replace them,” she said.

“Ashling is disappointed but she can’t believe how helpful people have been,” she added.

While the story may have a disappointing end, we’d just like to say that we have a massive amount of respect for the man who willingly dove into a septic tank to help out the bride. What an absolute legend.