Engagement rings worth 8,000 euros that were accidentally flushed down a toilet have not been found, even after one brave man entered the septic tank more than twice.
Drain service and septic tank experts were called on Thursday after a woman flushed her friend’s engagement and pre-engagement rings away at a hotel outside Navan in the Irish Republic.
An Unlucky woman had left with the rings from Harrods in London and Fields in Swords, County Dublin, in tissue paper in her wash bag overnight.
A friend flushed the ring away after the ball of tissue fell into the toilet.
The whole operation took almost eight hours, and involved one man entering the septic tank with oxygen tanks, the missing rings could not be found within the tank.
Cameras were sent down the toilet at the Hotel to make sure the rings were not in the drains.
They had no option but to send a man in after a vacuum filter which emptied the septic tank and still failed to find anything.
The man who went down has had confined space training, went down three times with oxygen tanks each lasting 20 minutes.