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Woman finds wedding ring in the sand at Del Mar

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A woman found a man's wedding band in the sand at a Del Mar beach last week and she immediately knew who it belonged to - the problem was the paddle boarder who had been frantically looking for it had left the beach and she did not know his name.

Clint McLellan was unsure how his wife would react as he frantically searched the beach for his wedding ring along with his friend Patrick.

The two friends had been paddle boarding when Clint realized his wedding band was missing.

The pair swept the beach about ten times before giving up on finding the ring, but during their search Patrick ran into Kathy Ostapuk and her husband from Glendale, Arizona.

"The friend [Patrick] walked by us and said - we are looking for a weeding ring - I said, oh my gosh, good luck," said Kathy.

Two hours after Clint and Patrick left the beach, Kathy found the David Yurman ring poking up from the sand where the men in black wetsuits had been cleaning their boards.

"I picked it up and said to my husband - look what I found. When we found it I was like, oh great! How do we get it to him?," said Ostapuk.

Kathy proceeded to post the find on her private Facebook page and told her niece from San Diego about it.

"I said nobody is going to see that. I wrote a post and made it public on the Del Mar Beach Facebook page," said Kathryn Ostapuk, Kathy's niece.

By Sunday morning the post had received more than tens of thousands of shares and hundreds of messages. One of those messages was from Clint - claiming his ring.

By the time Clint claimed his ring, Kathryn was already in Arizona. Clint said he did not want his ring mailed. Instead, he rather pick it up in person because Kathryn deserves a face-to-face thank you, he said.

"They left no stone un-turned to try and help get that ring back and I will forever be grateful," said Clint.

It was an act of kindness that has been shared over 37,000 times across the world.

"For every bad thing that happens, there are 37,000 people trying to do something good - I think that is the message," said Kathryn.

It was the second time Clint had lost his wedding ring, and has since said he will not be wearing his wedding ring while paddle boarding.

Clint will be out of town on a business trip and family vacation, and it will be about a week-and-a-half before he is reunited with his ring.

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