NYPD Searching For Couple Whose Times Square Proposal Went Horribly Wrong

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Now the NYPD wants to locate the couple and return the ring to them.

Police in NY have taken to social media to track down a man who dropped an engagement ring through a grate in Times Square as he knelt down to propose.

They managed to recover the stunning ring on Saturday, and cleaned it up.

Trouble is, police didn't have the names or contact information for the couple.

Police say the man had just proposed to his girlfriend in Times Square on Friday when he accidentally dropped the ring down a utility grate.

When the couple asked police for help, emergency service officers could not immediately find the ring - but continued looking after the couple left.

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Eventually, they found it.

The NYPD are seeking the public's help in finding the pair in the hope of performing a Christmas miracle by reuniting them with their ring.

"WANTED for dropping his fiancée's ring in @TimesSquareNYC!"

US Police have an urgent message for the couple who lost their engagement ring in Times Square: We have the ring.

A separate tweet by the NYPD shows a close up of the ring, which has what appears to be a diamond set in its centre with smaller jewels on its band, possibly made of silver.