Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Florida Treasure Hunter Finds Winnipegger's Championship Ring after Hurricane

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Florida Treasure Hunter Finds Winnipegger's Championship Ring after Hurricane

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Treasure hunter finds championship ring

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WINNIPEG - A treasure-hunter who hit the beaches of Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma found something that a Winnipegger lost about four years ago -- a championship football ring.

Tom Shay says after beaches in his state reopened recently, his went on the hunt with his metal detector.

His search along the coast on the Gulf of Mexico eventually brought him to Sunset Beach on Treasure Island.

That's where he dug up a championship ring from the Oak Park Raiders football team in Winnipeg.

Shay and his girlfriend emailed Oak Park High School's principal, who then turned to football coach Stu Nixon.

Nixon confirmed the ring had been lost by someone he knew while they'd been fooling around on the beach. …

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