December 2, 2018 / 1:57 AM / 10 days ago

Cops seek suitor who dropped engagement ring down NYC grating

Times Square is pictured before Earth Hour in New York March 29, 2014. Lights go off around the world at 8.30pm local time in a show of support for renewable energy during Earth Hour, an event organised since 2007 to promote a sustainable future for the planet. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY SOCIETY)

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City police sought on Saturday for an unlucky suitor who dropped an engagement ring down a Times Square grating while proposing to his fiancee, who nonetheless told him yes.

Video shared on social media by the New York Police Department showed the man fumble the ring before lying on the sidewalk in the popular tourist destination and peering into the grating while his partner looked on in concern.

"She said 'Yes' - but he was so excited that he dropped the ring in a grate," the NYPD wrote on Twitter. "Our @NYPDSpecialops officers rescued it & would like to return it to the happy couple. Help us find them?" (bit.ly/2QxZ9sw)

More than 350,000 people visit Times Square in midtown Manhattan, known as “The Crossroads of the World,” every day.

Reporting by Daniel Wallis; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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