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Man attempting to propose drops engagement ring in grate, NYPD recovers ring but now searching for couple

Last Updated Dec 2, 2018 9:35 PM EST

Editor's note: The NYPD has found the couple. You can read the latest update here.


NEW YORK — The New York Police Department has recovered a ring from a utility grate, recovered after a man attempting to propose dropped it late Friday. The only problem: The NYPD is still searching for the couple. 

The NYPD said Saturday an unidentified couple sought police assistance at 11:55 p.m. after the man, attempting to propose, dropped the ring approximately eight feet into a utility grate near Times Square. The NYPD Emergency Services could not immediately recover the ring, and the couple left.

But at about 10:30 Saturday morning, the NYPD Emergency Service Unit recovered the ring. The NYPD released video of the incident Saturday to assist their search for the couple.

The NYPD also released a photo of the ring.