James Matthews and his wife Fern. See SWNS story SWRING: A devastated husband who lost his wedding ring on a beach has been reunited with it after he was tracked down via Facebook. James Matthews feared he would never see the band again when it slipped from his finger during holiday at Woolacombe in North Devon. But staff at the resort's tourist centre turned detective after a little boy dug it up as he was building a sandcastle and handed it in. They posted photos of the wedding band, inscribed 'Fern and James 18/08/10', on social media and the message went viral.