The love story of the “Wedding Ring” found by the young diver Daniel Roark last september in the ocean at the Grand Mayan Reef, will be returned to Martin and Jessica Castillo in the Riviera Maya.
When 21-year-old Daniel Roark went scuba diving in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, back in September, he expected to discover beautiful underwater sights. He also discovered something else ” A Wedding Ring”.
Daniel took to the Web to find its rightful owner, posting a photo of the ring to his Facebook page, where it was shared more than 127,000 times. The search for the ring owner even got national news coverage.
But finding the person who the ring belonged to became practically a part-time job, with Daniel spending four to five hours a day pursuing leads, responding to messages, and following up on emails.
After more than 50 people falsely tried to claim the ring as theirs, Daniel received a Facebook message from a woman who said the ring belonged to her cousin. To confirm the claim, she sent a photo from the
couple’s wedding. And there it was – the exact ring. The couple, Jessica Garza-Castillo and Martin Castillo of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, provided Daniel with a receipt from the jeweler and verified the inscription on the inside of the band. It turns out that
hubby Martin lost the ring while the couple was scuba diving on their honeymoon in February 2013!
Jessica told Daniel that she was upset when her husband lost the ring because she thought there was no way they would ever get it back.
This story is proof that anything is possible, especially with the help of Internet sleuths – also you may want to think twice about wearing your wedding rings in the ocean!
The Riviera Maya Tourism Board, The Grand Velas Riviera Maya Resort and Xcaret Park are making possible Daniel Roark met wth Jessica and Manuel Castillo next March 20 – 26 in the Riviera Maya where this coupke will renow their votes with their new grandfather Daniel who will return the wedding ring.
Ring Story Update: “It is with great excitement that I would like to inform everyone I will finally get to meet Martin and Jessica Castillo in person to return the wedding ring! I will be uniting with them in the Grand Velas Riviera Maya at Playa Del Carmen from March 20-26th. Special thanks to the entire team at theTrust for Tourism Promotion of the Riviera Maya, Grand Velas Riviera Maya and Xcaret for making this
meeting possible. Also thanks once again to everyone who helped to spread the story, resulting in this happy ending! I couldn’t have done it without you!” Daniel Roark wrote in his facebook few days ago.
We are proud and happy to make a happy ending in this romantic love story with the support of Grand Velas Riviera Maya and Xcaret Park, the next day March 21 will make a Mayan ceremony for Martin and Jessica with his godfather Daniel Roark, renew their vows under the spring equinox, which according to Mayan culture, is a special day that offered prosperity, health and harmony to this couple who will receive his ring back, commented Dario Flota Director of the Riviera Maya Tourism Board.