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NH woman accidentally throws four diamond rings in trash

It would be a bad day if you accidentally threw away a diamond wedding ring. Now, imagine throwing away four diamond rings.That’s what happened this week to Patty Casey, of Portsmouth. She said that every day, she puts on her 25th wedding anniversary band, wedding band, engagement ring and fifth-anniversary wrap — until Thursday.”I’m checking my pockets, checking my purse, checking my coat, thinking where else would I have left them?” she said. “Then, panic just starts to sink in.”That’s when she realized she had left them by the sink on a paper towel the night before and then tossed the paper towel into the trash. And the trash had already been picked up by Portsmouth Public Works. “We received a call from a woman that was distraught because she had accidentally thrown away four diamond rings,” said Peter Rice, director of Portsmouth Public Works.The crew returned to the transfer station, took all the bags out of the truck and started digging. “Sure enough, we find these two bags of trash that are mine, so we start ripping them open, furiously going, and at first we didn’t find them,” Casey said.The workers kept looking.”A guy named Ryan Whittaker and another named Renny Peletier were able to find it, and she was ecstatic,” Rice said.Casey said she had a happy reunion with all four rings.”One of the gentlemen opened up a paper towel, and there were all my rings, and I gave him the biggest hug,” she said. “I cannot thank them enough for doing that for me.”

It would be a bad day if you accidentally threw away a diamond wedding ring. Now, imagine throwing away four diamond rings.

That’s what happened this week to Patty Casey, of Portsmouth. She said that every day, she puts on her 25th wedding anniversary band, wedding band, engagement ring and fifth-anniversary wrap — until Thursday.

“I’m checking my pockets, checking my purse, checking my coat, thinking where else would I have left them?” she said. “Then, panic just starts to sink in.”

That’s when she realized she had left them by the sink on a paper towel the night before and then tossed the paper towel into the trash. And the trash had already been picked up by Portsmouth Public Works.

“We received a call from a woman that was distraught because she had accidentally thrown away four diamond rings,” said Peter Rice, director of Portsmouth Public Works.

The crew returned to the transfer station, took all the bags out of the truck and started digging.

“Sure enough, we find these two bags of trash that are mine, so we start ripping them open, furiously going, and at first we didn’t find them,” Casey said.

The workers kept looking.

“A guy named Ryan Whittaker and another named Renny Peletier were able to find it, and she was ecstatic,” Rice said.

Casey said she had a happy reunion with all four rings.

“One of the gentlemen opened up a paper towel, and there were all my rings, and I gave him the biggest hug,” she said. “I cannot thank them enough for doing that for me.”