There must be something in the water.
A Mississippi man snorkeling in the Gulf of Mexico this month discovered something another man had lost in the surf earlier in the week: his teeth.
The diver, Aaron Welborn, was vacationing in Gulf Shores, Alabama, as he does every year, according to Alabama news outlet WALA. He did not expect such an underwater price.
“As I put my head in the water, they were literally sitting on the bottom, just smiling at me,” Welborn told the station.
He found a name inside the dentures and, after posting pictures of the teeth on Facebook, located the owner.
That would be Randy Williams, who was hit in the head by a wave while swimming near the same spot while on vacation earlier in the week.
“I felt them when I went in the water and had them in my hand for a second in the ocean and they went away,” Williams, who lives in Wisconsin, told WALA. He went home without his $2,000 dentures.
Welborn took the opportunity to take fun photos with the prosthetics after finding them. You can browse his photo gallery, featuring selfies he took with his wife Blaire, here.
Then he packed up the teeth and shipped them to Williams, who lives 800 miles away.
Williams was thrilled and grateful in a Facebook video showing him reinstalling the teeth that nearly broke.