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Jet Skiing NFLer Loses $100K Earring in Lake

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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) warms up on the field prior to the the NFL Super Bowl LI football game against the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston, TX. (Ben Liebenberg via AP)

By    |   Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 11:38 AM

Jet skiing NFLer Julio Jones lost a $100K diamond earring in Lake Lanier, Georgia, on Tuesday.

While most would remove expensive jewelry before taking to the water, the Atlanta Falcons star did not take this into consideration before taking a jet ski out for a spin.

According to WXIA in Atlanta, Jones "hit a boat wake and was tossed into the water."

When he emerged, his pricey earring was missing.

However, instead of writing it off, Jones opted to pay a dive team to search the lake’s waters for the piece of jewelry.

"That earring was worth a little bit," Jones told WXIA.

The news channel also interviewed two divers at the scene, Richard Pickering and Bobby Griffin (aka ‘The Scubaman’), who shared their experience as somewhat difficult.

"I’m getting ready to dive for a diamond earring,’" Griffin told cameras before submerging beneath the waters of the lake measuring 65 feet deep.

"It’s dark, which I was rather surprised at," Griffin explained upon resurfacing.

Adding to their difficulties, the divers reached the floor of the lake to find it was filled with tree stumps dating back to the 1950s, when the lake was filled.

After searching for the earring, the divers had to eventually admit defeat and emerge empty handed.

"It’s down in crevasses and nooks and crannies," Pickering said.

"It’s impossible- absolutely impossible."

Griffin is renowned for his ability to recover lost items at the bottom of the lake.

In 2015, he embarked upon a dive mission to recover multi-media journalist, Brendan Keefe’s GoPro camera, which was dropped into Lake Lanier, according to a video posted on YouTube.

This incident proved to be more successful than the latest recovery attempt, as he managed to locate the GoPro and bring it back to the surface.

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