This Proposal Gone Wrong Ended Up Being A Night To Remember For Everyone Involved

August 28, 2015

Everything was going as planned for 25-year-old Matthew Picca as he dropped to one knee to ask his girlfriend to marry him in front of a crowded Southport, North Carolina restaurant on the water.

But as he opened the box, the ring popped out, fell through the cracks in the deck and into the water below.

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"I covered my face and began to cry because I knew my boyfriend was devastated," Matthew's girlfriend, Kalya told the local news. "Matthew did not even get to say anything to me before the ring fell into the ocean."

Almost immediately, several people went down to the boat slip underneath the bar and jumped in the water and started looking for the ring.

"At the bar, there were three men who were enjoying a beer who saw the whole thing," Kayla said. "They must have felt bad for us and did not want to see our engagement end like this. They jumped in the water and helped look for the ring."

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After ten flashlights, five pairs of goggles and nearly two hours of searching in the water, the ring was found!

"Everyone at the bar was cheering. All of a sudden, everyone was chanting 'Propose again! Do it again!'," Kayla recalled. "It was the best feeling in the world. My fiancé, soaking wet, smelling like salty, fishing water, proceeded to get down on one knee and put the beautiful ring on my finger!"

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This time, he held on tight.

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"When we got back, people were still coming up asking to see the ring," Kayla said. "They said everyone in Southport was talking about it. It was definitely a night to remember!"

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Source: WECT 6

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