A marriage proposal turned to farce when a would-be fiancé lost the engagement ring after burying it in sand while attempting a romantic surprise at a beach in Naples, Fla. Fortunately, the loved-up potential bride saw the funny side and forgave her beau. It's not like he's a brain surgeon or anything. Oh, wait -- he is. After a long and frantic search, Dr. Steve Carr and his patient girlfriend Mary Namm, of Denver, Colo., called in the professionals. The sizeable rock was eventually recovered by harnessing the full power of a metal detector owned by a local business which specializes in recovering valuables lost on the beach.