VIDEO: Wedding Leads To Scuba Diving Hunt For Ring In Lake Tahoe

By Rebekah Gonzalez

March 22, 2021

A scenic marriage ceremony in Lake Tahoe was derailed when it came time to bring out the rings.

"It was going off without a hitch and I was thinking in my head, 'No weddings just go without a hitch, or did we just crack the code,'" the bride, Marlee Kent, told FOX40.

When the groom Andrew Kent opened the box that was holding his wife's Tiffany diamond ring, it fell through a crack in the dock they were getting married on.

It landed right into the lake.

The ceremony was paused while the couple tried to figure out how to find the ring.

Andrew was ready to jump into the lake but the minister convinced him not to because of how cold the water was.

Despite the unfortunate incident, the ceremony continued and spirits were still high.

"I’m so happy to finally be marrying Andrew. There was a smile on my face the entire time even though I was like no,” said Marlee.

The next day the couple went to Facebook and found the founder of a group called Tahoe Scuba Diving, Phill Abernathy.

After 30 minutes of moving rocks, Abernathy was able to locate the wedding ring.

The couple, originally from Washington State, visits Lake Tahoe every summer and they say their future visits will be even more special.

"We have a memory of a lifetime," said Marlee.

Photo: Getty Images

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