Sanitation workers dig through landfill to find woman's lost wedding ring

By , 1010 WINS

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP/1010 WINS) -- Four Atlantic County Utilities Authority employees have helped a New Jersey woman find her wedding ring after it was accidentally thrown away.

Ruth Watson's 10-year-old son thought he was being helpful when he threw a plastic bag out with the trash last Friday, NJ Advance Media reported. However, inside that bag was Watson's wedding ring, wallet, and some other items.

"I can't tell you how I felt," Watson said. "I had so much to do that day and I couldn't do a thing. I just kept thinking I've got to get that ring back."

By the time Watson realized the ring was gone the trash had already been collected.

She called the Atlantic County Utilities Authority and explained what the bag looked like and all that was inside.

"She sent me a picture of what the wallet looked like and said the ring was inside the wallet," Jovani Quiles, a landfill supervisor said.

Quiles, along with three workers _ Ramon Nazario, Alfredo Perez, and Paul Deola - spent an hour-and-a-half searching the landfill until they found the bag.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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