LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – Joshua Fields graduated from Pike County Central High School in 1995. When he lost his class ring after a family trip, he assumed he would never see it ever again.
Fields says he lost the ring during a camping trip in 1994. He assumed it had fallen off in the bottom of Cave Run Lake while he was water skiing. As it turns out, the ring slipped off near the family’s campsite where 24 years later, a woman was attending her family reunion.
The family posted a photo of the ring on social media. Serendipitously, one of Joshua Fields’ high school teachers saw the post and got in touch with him.
Fields is disabled now and is confined to his home most the time. Tim Spencer, a family member of the woman who found the ring, delivered it to Fields who now lives in Lexington.
The ring serves as a reminder of happy times in his life. He lost it before the start of his senior year.
“I was so excited to see it and hear the story,” Fields told LEX 18, “I hated going through senior year without it and thought about it every time I saw on TV or YouTube… people finding rings and returning them to the owner. I knew there was no chance to get it back but I was wrong! I’m so excited to have it back and love that there are good people out there!”
He was also thrilled to see that the ring still fits….24 years after he got it.