Photo: NY cops save failed marriage proposal
An engagement ring dropped through the cracks of the Brooklyn bridge
By ABC News
BROOKLYN — A romantic proposal had its own happy ending thanks to the New York Police Department when the engagement ring fell through the wooden planks of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Olivia Fader and girlfriend Mal Harris of Halifax, Nova Scotia, had planned a vacation to New York City with two friends last month. Unbeknownst to Fader, Harris planned to propose while they attached a lock with their initials to a bridge railing. But as Harris used a key to pop the lock open, the ring fell between two planks of the boardwalk.
As they watched in horror when the ring landed about 40 feet below on a platform that is inaccessible to the public, their friend fetched two NYPD officers, Matthew Manley and William DeFazio.
(Photo courtesy Olivia Fader)