LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) A woman who lost her class ring in Lake Michigan in 1954 has it back, thanks to a metal-detector hobbyist.
Robert Savage told the Ludington Daily News for a story Saturday that he found the ring about 12 years ago but only recently began looking for its owner.
He did a bit of detective work by looking at the initials and the year on the ring. He found a Ludington High yearbook for 1955 and found that Jan Pedersen was the only person in the class with the right initials.
Now Jan Zacharda, she says she had forgotten about the ring she lost at Ludington State Park. And she's even more puzzled that Savage found it in a lake about a dozen miles away.
Zacharda now wears the ring on her index finger, where it fits better.