Your engagement is supposed to be a magical moment, but for Matthew Picca, it unfortunately wasn’t…
As he got out the ring, it suddenly fell from its box and disappeared into the dark water below.
Matthew and his finance, Kayla Harrity, watched the engagement ring sink to the bottom of the ocean.
“I covered my face and began to cry because I knew my boyfriend was devastated,” she told WBTV. “Matthew did not even get to say anything to me before the ring fell into the ocean.”
Family and friends (watching the engagement) headed down to the water to try and find it.
As everyone continued to look for the ring, Kayla went to the nearby restaurants in search of flashlights and goggles.
“After ten flashlights, and five pairs of goggles and over 1.5 hours of searching in the water…the ring was found!” Kayla told WBTV.
After nearly two hours, Matthew emerged from the water to ask Kayla to marry him – now with the entire bar crowd watching.
“Everyone in Southport was talking about it,” Kayla said.