Call it a one-in-a-million shot.
A diamond ring accidentally flushed down a toilet at an East Hempfield Township office was recovered three days later by a crew of diligent Lancaster Area Sewer Authority workers.
"This was above and beyond the call of duty," said Cindy Vriens of Boiling Springs, who owns the ring. "In this day and age, for them to even go look for it - I would have been so thankful to them even if they didn't find it."
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