This “Abominable River Yeti” Always Surfaces Smiling
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His real name is Ryan, but everyone calls him the “River Yeti.”

Ryan dives the rivers of America in search of booty. In just one weekend not long ago, the intrepid treasure hunter says he found seven lost diamond engagement rings, not to mention his regular takings of sunglasses, cell phones, car keys, watches, knives, coins, fishing lures, writing instruments, and lots of empty beer cans.

Among his more unusual finds have been a 1/2-ounce gold nugget, a baseball, a Thomas the Tank wooden train engine, a bottle of wine, and—yes—a toothbrush.

Whether he finds valuables or junk, whether the water is bone-chilling or tepid, Ryan always surfaces with a smile on his face—a bona fide treasure.

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Photography by Avital portrait first posted online in August 2019. ©2019 We Believe in Smiles.™ All rights reserved. To inquire about purchasing or leasing a photo canvas of this or any other WBIS photograph for your office or home, phone 844-228-4825.

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