A Bridge, A Couple And A Lost Wedding Ring …

NYC DOT Saves Day After Man Loses 1 Thing You Can't Lose

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — It was a blunder on the Brooklyn Bridge. A man proposing to his fiancé did not even get the words out before he dropped the diamond ring and it disappeared through the wooden slats.

The ordeal for the couple began Wednesday night when musician Trey Turner got down on one knee before Kelsey Kramer, a nurse from Brooklyn.

“He was behind me to surprise me and he was nervous,” Kelsey said.

Then the unthinkable happened.

Kelsey told CBS 2’s Dave Carlin, “I heard something and I heard a clink, turned around and he was white as snow and in shock and I hadn’t even gotten to see it yet.”

Trey and Kelsey looked down and realized the ring never made it to the water below. It was resting on a construction area just below. Trey continued proposing.

“He looked up and said will you marry me and I said of course I’ll marry you and he said without a ring and I said of course,” Kelsey said.

They called Department of Transportation officials who promised to find the ring.

A skeptical Trey and Kelsey got their initials tattooed on their ring fingers then and they parted.

Trey had to get back on the road with his band, “The Icarus Account.” And Kelsey, who is a nurse, was about to travel to Washington, D.C. to visit her sister.

Then she got the phone call informing her of what she now calls “a miracle.”

Bridge construction worker Doug Reese had found the ring and gave it to a Sabrina Lau, who works with the DOT. She called Kelsey who rushed to a spot steps away from where the ring was dropped.

“They went out their way to find it and I can’t thank them enough,” Kelsey said.‬

CBS 2 reached Trey by phone just before his concert in Muncie, Ind. He called himself a grateful, happy, albeit clumsy romantic.

“Now that it is a happy ending everyone has permission to make fun of me,” Trey said.

“I’m now on cloud nine because we’re getting married either way but now we get back what he worked so hard to get for us,” Kelsey added.

She said she will only take this ring off once more to allow Trey to put it back on her finger.

Their wedding takes place in April in Florida, with someone assigned to keep an extra tight grip on the wedding rings.


One Comment

  1. gina says:

    Last year my husband dropped my ring on to the roadway and climbed down the bridge and into traffic to get it! It happens!

  2. aimee says:

    i think this story is amazing. one that they are going to enjoy tell the kids and grandkids. so congrats to trey and kelsey on making their own memories on THAT BRIDGE. and if you know these people the way dannie and i do, you would know that they are the most sincere people, so back off their special moment.

  3. houari says:

    Inspired from Natural born killers wedding ?

  4. A. Azim says:

    Wwo. What a stupidity to choose, of all other places, the bridge for proposing!!
    However all is well that ends well. Dont ever be so foolish inyour other activities whic may cost you dearly.

  5. Thomas says:

    What does A bridge and a ring signifies

  6. elabbasa says:

    Absolutely carless, if he drops the wife’s gift from the bridge before marriage he will drop her easily on the road after.

    1. dannie says:

      I’m so proud of you….you must have never dropped anything in your life! Go, go gadget grip!

  7. fern says:

    How can one not be moved by such a story and be driven to the utmost to find and return the ring.

  8. jane says:

    SO disappointing but they are blessed by GOD since she got her ring back
    that is anew love.

    1. sheldon says:

      Yeah like God found the ring UGH!

  9. Jimmy Henry says:

    They are still iucky that the ring was recovered. That ring was really meant for her. Before the ring was recovered, she showed her sincerity and love to him by saying “Of course, I’ll marry you. ” What intrigued me is why does he have to propose on that bridge?

  10. Satira says:

    Fake, fake, fake…just to be on the news.

    1. dannie says:

      My goodness…a little jaded? Who would drop a priceless ring for a news stunt? Not worth it. I sincerely hope you have a better day tomorrow; go play with a puppy or something.

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