New Hampshire hiker's plea for help finding lost wedding ring on mountain has surprise ending

This guy deserves a ring of his own.

When a hiker lost his wedding ring on top of a New Hampshire mountain, he desperately reached out for help and posted in a Facebook group. Amazingly, another hiker was able to find the tiny piece of metal buried in the snow, thanks to the help of a metal detector.

Tom Gately found a lost wedding band using a metal detector.

Tom Gately found a lost wedding band using a metal detector. (Brendan Cheever via AP)

Bill Giguere had worn his wedding band for three years when he lost it while hiking a 10-mile loop trail on a 4,000-foot-tall mountain in Manchester, N.H., WMUR 9 reported on Wednesday.

Determined to find the ring, Giguere took to Facebook and explained his situation in a hiking group, asking fellow members for help finding the ring.

Tom Gately saw the post but didn’t think it was likely that the ring would be found.

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“I instantly thought, 'There’s no way, it’s a 10-mile loop trail,'” Gately told WMUR 9.

Despite having low expectations, Gately headed off to the mountain with friend and fellow hiker Brendan Cheever. They took a metal detector with them, which ended up being a good call.

Amazingly, the metal detector pulled off the impossible -- they found the ring.

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Cheever said the metal detector "beeped and he’s, like, ‘I think I found it,’ and everybody’s, like, ‘What?’ and he just started scratching in the snow. There it was!”

The ring was successfully returned to Giguere, much to his relief.

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The three men got the chance to meet in person on Tuesday. In regards to finding the wedding band, Gately said: “Good directions from Bill, a little luck, a little fate and it all came together at that spot.”