Two years ago Eric Bartos, in a symbolic act prompted by the break-up of his marriage, slipped his wedding ring off his finger and onto the bill of a sailfish he and friends had caught off the Florida coast. They then returned the fish to the ocean.
Two weeks ago Mr Bartos was out fishing again when he landed a good-sized sailfish. His wedding ring was still secured to its bill.
A fishy story? Just another fisherman trawling for attention?
Sceptics said the odds against him catching the same fish were too great. However, a lie detector test conducted by Doug Reno, nephew of the former US Attorney-General, Janet Reno, showed that there was nothing fishy about the tale.
Mr Bartos, 38, passed the test conclusively, indicating that his story was