A Man Snorkeling On Vacation Found Dentures. He Took Them On An Adventure And Found The Owner

May 23, 2022

A Wisconsin man has been reunited with his dentures that he lost in the Gulf of Mexico last Monday.

A Mississippi man, vacationing in Gulf Shores, Alabama, later the same week just happened to find them while snorkeling near the shore.

man finds dentures snorkeling gulf shores
The Denture Adventure / Aaron Welborn

For Aaron Welborn and his wife, Blaire, this year's annual Gulf Shores vacation will assuredly rank as the most memorable. It will forever be entwined with that of another family's, who they've never met.

Welborn said he was wrapping up a snorkeling adventure just off the shoreline from his beach rental. He'd taken off his fins and snorkel and was headed to shore.

"I'm just like well, I'm going to put my goggles on and look down in the water as I walk up and maybe, just by chance I'll find something and I stuck my head in the water and as soon as I stuck my head in the water, they were literally sitting there on the bottom, just smiling at me," Welborn said.

"They actually scared me. I was like, where's the rest of this guy's teeth?"

A closer inspection revealed a name imprinted on the dentures. Now, the challenge was on to find the right Randy Williams.

man finds dentures snorkeling gulf shores
The Denture Adventure / Aaron Welborn

Welborn went to Facebook and posted pictures of the teeth and it quickly got attention. Someone found Williams.

"Randy Williams has been found all the way in Wisconsin!! Through the power of social media, my new buddy is being reunited with his pearly whites!! We have shipped them out and he’ll be eating steak again by Wednesday," Welborn wrote in a Facebook post.

 

"At first I thought it was somebody playing a joke on me and I said, yeah cause I didn't know and she said, 'My cousin found them,' and I'm like, are you serious and she's like, 'Yeah' and she gave me his phone number," Williams said.

Williams told the local news station a large wave knocked the dentures right out of his mouth. He searched for them but lost hope, and decided to make the most of his vacation before returning home last Friday.

While still on vacation, Welborn took the dentures everywhere, snapping hilarious photos on the beach, at various restaurants, and on the road.

man finds dentures snorkeling gulf shores
The Denture Adventure / Aaron Welborn

man finds dentures snorkeling gulf shores
The Denture Adventure / Aaron Welborn

man finds dentures snorkeling gulf shores
The Denture Adventure / Aaron Welborn

man finds dentures snorkeling gulf shores
The Denture Adventure / Aaron Welborn

man finds dentures snorkeling gulf shores
The Denture Adventure / Aaron Welborn

man finds dentures snorkeling gulf shores
The Denture Adventure / Aaron Welborn

man finds dentures snorkeling gulf shores
The Denture Adventure / Aaron Welborn

man finds dentures snorkeling gulf shores
The Denture Adventure / Aaron Welborn

Welborn shipped the dentures along with photos from their adventure.

man finds dentures snorkeling gulf shores
The Denture Adventure / Aaron Welborn

The reunion.

Randy Williams says the lucky find has saved him $2,000 in replacement dentures.

As for the vacation here, he says it was great other than having to cut his shrimp into small pieces and not eat steak.

Watch the local news report on "The Denture Adventure" below.

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