Two decades after his school ring fell overboard from a cruise ship, a Central Florida man is expecting to have the high school treasure in his hands once again.
Tom Whitney said he was contacted by an Ohio woman whose father-in-law found the ring using a metal detector along Daytona Beach. The woman later found Whitney's name on Facebook.
The 1989 graduate from West Orange High School near Orlando said the ring had fallen overboard from a Port Canaveral-based cruise ship the summer after he graduated. He never expected to see the ring again.
Whitney, an engineer, is now waiting for the ring to arrive in the mail.