Jimmy Kimmel helps couple redo hilarious proposal gone wrong

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Jimmy Kimmel helped couple redo their hilarious proposal gone wrong. (KTRK)

It's a proposal that fell through the cracks -- Seth Dixon attempted to propose to his girlfriend, Ruth Salas, at their favorite park but Seth dropped the ring. It fell through the bridge, landing in a pond.

Their friends put on their swimsuits and jumped into the water to look for the $3,000 ring, but without luck.

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Liz Cho has the details on the couple who made the most of an imperfect proposal.


Jimmy Kimmel heard about what happened and orchestrated an engagement re-do. Kimmel had the couple contacted and told that "20/20" wanted to interview them in Los Angeles. He told them they would get free tickets to his show to pass the time before the interview.

They were shocked when he called them to the stage, showing them the bridge over a pond he had recreated. Famous jewelry designer Neil Lane presented the lucky couple with a new ring, an oval cut diamond surrounded by 100 smaller diamonds.

Then came the big moment for the husband to give his proposal a retry - but as a precaution, Kimmel's sidekick, Guillermo, emerged with a huge net just in case Seth dropped the ring again.

This time around, Seth was able to get the ring on his now-fiancee's finger.

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