Del Witters

  • Land/Shallow Water Search
  • Diver/Underwater Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a traditional reward basis... you pay me what you can afford, and what it’s worth to you, to have your lost item found.

My service call fee is very reasonable and covers my expenses if the item is not found. Please give me a call to discuss your needs.

Search Types

Yards, Parks, Beaches, and Water, including shallow diving, dependent on conditions. If you lost your ring in a public area it is important to call me as soon as possible.

Search Locations

Portland & Columbia River Gorge... Including Beaverton, Tigard, Wilsonville, Woodburn, Estacada, Gresham, Forest Grove, Scappoose, Vancouver, Battle Ground, Camas, Washougal, The Dalles and all areas in between!

"Happy to search other Oregon and Washington areas, give me a call"

Del Witters's Bio

Happily married with 3 grown sons. Retired after 26 years of US Army & Coast Guard service. Prefer a firm handshake to a contract and I'm as honest as they come.

Purchased my first metal detector in 1973 and have found more than 60 pieces of gold and silver jewelry. Metal detecting for lost items, especially jewelry, is a learned craft and I am confident that with my extensive experience, quality tools and persistence I will find your lost item if it's within the area searched.

Del Witters - Recent Blog Post

  • Platinum Wedding Band Lost Central Oregon – Found by The Ring Finders (2019)

    ‘The Ring Finders’, good folks doing wonderful things to reunite people with their treasured jewelry… give us a call! SJ sent an email and left a phone message as he was ending his vacation and sadly heading back home to California without his wedding band. I didn’t receive either until the following day as I […]

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  • Gold & Platinum Wedding Band Lost Manzanita, OR – Found by The Ring Finders (2019)

    Corey asked me about local metal detector rentals to find his lost wedding ring that went over the fence into brush while tossing weeds. We had a nice chat regarding his options and within 24 hrs he sent me an email asking me if I could do the search; happily I obliged. A few days […]

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  • Wedding Ring Lost in Hood River – Found by The Ring Finders (2019)

    Newlyweds Evan & Irene spent the day at the Hood River Event Center on the Columbia River. While standing near a railing Irene adjusted her rings and they slipped off and over an 8′ wall to the grass and gravel below. Evan quickly found the engagement ring but they were not as lucky while searching […]

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  • Custom 18k Wedding Band Lost Newberg, OR – Found by The Ring Finders (2019)

    Breanne stated that her husband lost his wedding band while doing farm chores. The description was a simple gold wedding band but it held great sentimental value; her fathers gold ring(s) were used to craft Ryan’s gold ring. Ryan used a borrowed metal detector to search the areas where he had been that day but […]

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  • Gold Wedding Band Lost Molalla OR – Found by The Ring Finders (2019)

    Zach was enjoying food and yard games at a local establishment in Mollalla, OR with his family. At some point, after grass volleyball and bean-bag toss Zach noticed his ring was missing. The visual search was brief as darkness closed in but the next day he returned with a friends metal detector. Unfortunately with new […]

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Del Witters - Testimonials

  • f you need help finding a lost ring or other metal object, Del is your guy! (2019)


    Del did much more that what he stated. In my call with him, he was happy to help but suggested I first consider several courses of action that might be quicker and low cost. They were great suggestions but we felt we needed him to do the job. Besides the sentimental value, it would have cost four times what we paid Del to replace it. He and his wife were delightful and we were very happy to meet them. If you need help finding a lost ring or other metal object, Del is your guy!

  • I’m on cloud 9 and will hope to never loose it again! (2019)



    Thank you so much, all is so surreal to me! I had so many emotions come over me, I felt like we just did our vows again. Like I just caught my first steelhead my hands was shaking!

    Prior to you coming over to show us what you found. Elke and I had our little talk that if it was not found that all would be okay, that it was not meant to be. I felt assurance and didn’t expect you to find it! I’m on cloud 9 and will hope to never loose it again!

    The best thing about all this I feel whole and complete again to show I’m a proud married wife!

    I absolutely love how all fell into place. Especially the bald Eagle was confirmation of being in right place right people and time.

    Looking forward to dialing you in the mighty Deschutes river! Water Is life Alysia, Littleleaf.