Dive company recovers lost Aggie ring 70 ft below surface of Lake Travis

“So when you come across it, it’s a little bit of elation that there it is! I found it!
Updated: May. 8, 2021 at 7:28 PM CDT
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) - An Aggie senior is united with her Aggie ring thanks to a dive company on Lake Travis.

Hannah Doughtie was enjoying a day out on Lake Travis last weekend preparing for next Friday’s graduation from Texas A&M University when she discovered her Aggie ring was no longer on her finger. That’s when Robert Weiss and his team at Lake Travis Scuba dove into action to retrieve the ring.

Weiss says search and recovery services are a portion of what his business offers, but he was happy he could help out and find the ring. It took one of the divers on his team two attempts of about 45 minutes each, but the ring was eventually found by diver Brian Waddell at the bottom of the lake around 70 feet below the surface.

“So when you come across it, it’s a little bit of elation that there it is! I found it,” said Weiss!

Posted by Lake Travis Scuba on Sunday, May 2, 2021

Doughtie says she was confident and hopeful that the team at Lake Travis Scuba would find the ring, and once she received the confirmation text she and her friends were overcome with joy.

“It was so suspenseful because he said dot dot dot [Text Message] and then he sent me all of the videos,” said Doughtie. “I was really excited because they had a shot of them finding it in the water.”

Weiss says diving for rings often keeps him busy. He says they have had three requests for ring recoveries from Aggies in the last week. One was recovered so far and two are still being searched for. Weiss recommends when coming to the lake that you leave anythingvaluable at home.

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