Telling your husband you lost your wedding band in the sand is a pretty weak excuse . . . unless you're Kerri Walsh. The gold medal Olympian blocked a shot in a match this week that ripped her ring off right off her finger and into the 17,000 tons of sand. Not knowing what direction it went, NBC slow motion footage showed the ring actually went across the net. Nearly six hours later, after a series of matches, volunteers armed with metal detector went digging.
"The problem is, we rake the court," said Peter Paul Hreszczuk, the FIVB official manning the metal detector to the Associaed Press. "We heard a few noises; a few were false alarms. When we found it, it was pretty much under the net."
A little bit of technolgy, a little bit of luck and one less marriage heading to divorce.