'It Was In Good Condition, It Didn't Look Like It Got Tumbled Around'

SEA BRIGHT, N.J. (CBSNewYork)Superstorm Sandy churned up a buried treasure along the Jersey Shore.

As WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported, the ocean taketh, the ocean giveth back.

In August, contractor David Williams was in Sea Bright, N.J. restoring a foundation cracked by Sandy.

“I saw this shiny item in the ground,” he told Adams.

That item turned out to be a Rumson-Fair Haven High School ring belonging to a Bryan Heller.

Williams used his smartphone to log onto LinkedIn and within minutes, found his man.

“I said ‘Bryan, I believe I found something of yours, it’s your high school graduation ring.’ And he said ‘what?’ I said ‘Blue Bryan Heller,’ and he said ‘yeah that’s it.’ How about that,” Williams told Adams.

Bryan Heller lost that ring in the ocean a decade ago. It’ll never be known if the ring was buried or tossed about in the surf.

“It was in good condition, it didn’t look like it got tumbled around. It was shiny and it looked amazing,” said Williams.

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