Man Loses Engagement Ring Through Grate During New York City Proposal, Police Recover Ring But Now Can't Find Couple

Police in New York City have recovered an engagement ring that had gone missing in Times Square, but they can't find the couple it belongs to.

According to the New York City Police Department, the man was proposing to his girlfriend just before midnight on Friday, when he dropped the ring.

The ring then fell about eight feet down a grate and the incident was caught on nearby security cameras.

According to the Associated Press, the couple appealed to the police for help after losing the ring, but emergency service officers were unable to locate it.

However, they continued looking for the ring even after the couple left Times Square and they eventually found it.

“WE HAVE YOUR RING!” the NYPD's Midtown North Precinct tweeted after the jewelry was recovered.

“Help us find the couple who's marriage proposal went horribly wrong after their engagement ring fell down the drain in Times Square.”

Unfortunately for the couple, the NYPD does not have the couple's details, therefore it can't reunite them with the ring. Police have shared pictures of the footage from security cameras in the hope they will help them make sure the ring gets back to its rightful owners.

"She said 'Yes' - but he was so excited that he dropped the ring in a grate," the NYPD wrote on Twitter. "Our @NYPDSpecialops officers rescued it & would like to return it to the happy couple. Help us find them?"

The unidentified man is described as 5'8" or 5'9" with short brown hair and a beard. The woman is described as 5'5" with blonde hair.

Approximately 350,000 people visit Times Square in midtown Manhattan every day and over 460,000 pedestrians walk through Times Square on its busiest days

Known as "The Crossroads of the World,” the square is one of New York's most famous tourist attractions.

Formerly known as Longacre Square, Times Square took its current name in 1904 after The New York Times moved its headquarters to the then newly erected Times Building—now known as One Times Square—the site of the annual New Year's Eve ball drop which began on December 31, 1907, and which still continues today.

The New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square attract over a million visitors from the U.S. and around the world every year.

Anyone who knows the couple's whereabouts is asked to call 1-800-577-TIPS, police said.