A wedding ring was found buried in a park 18 years after it vanished.

Wedding rings

Wedding rings

Dave Napoli had lost the ring when playing in the park in California with his son back in 2003 after it flew off his finger. Napoli assumed the jewellery would be lost forever until it was recently discovered by a metal detectorist named only as Johnny P.

Dave admitted that it was "crazy" to be reunited with the ring after all these years.

He told the Santa Clarita Valley Signal: "Thinking we'd never find it, my wife and I went out to buy another ring.

"It's crazy when you think about it. That ring was in the dirt longer than it was on my finger.

"Truly a New Year's miracle that really only happens once in a lifetime. Once again, thank you John for being a good soul."