Dean Filppula was in the right place at the right time.
The offshore steward from Shreveport visited Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park on Tuesday and came across a yellow, 2.01-carat diamond, according to a news release from the State Parks of Arkansas.
Not bad for a day in the park, right?
About a year ago, Filppula was researching places to search for gems, and he came across the parks 37 1/2-acre field.
"Mr. Filppula’s story is familiar to so many of our park visitors who have found large diamonds in the past," park interpreter Waymon Cox said in the news release. "More than half an inch of rain had fallen two days before his visit, washing loose soil from the surface of the diamond search area, and, no doubt, uncovering the large, yellow gem."
The park said more than 75,000 diamonds have been found there since 1906.