A groom-to-be at the centre of an online appeal after his fiancee’s engagement ring dropped down a New York City grate has said he is ‘absolutely ecstatic’ that the jewellery has been found.

The newly engaged pair, named by police as John and Daniella and said to be from the UK, were the subject of a mass Twitter search after New York Police Department (NYPD) shared footage of them desperately trying to retrieve the ring from a pavement grate.

 

The force said officers had managed to recover the jewellery and appealed for help in tracking the couple down after they left the area without leaving any contact details.