A man in northeastern Pennsylvania has been reunited with his class ring after losing it in a flood 43 years ago.

State police told the Citizens Voice (http://bit.ly/1c3ePfM ) that Forty Fort resident Roger Stout lost his Wilkes University class ring after it washed away in the high waters from Hurricane Agnes in 1972.

They say the ring was recently sold to a jeweler by someone involved with a burglary and robbery case. Authorities are investigating how he obtained the ring.

Police noticed "RS BS" inscribed on the ring and asked officials at Wilkes University for help. The private university is in nearby Wilkes-Barre.

University officials said Stout received a bachelor's degree from the university in 1971.

The ring was returned to Stout on Friday.

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Information from: The Citizens' Voice, http://www.citizensvoice.com