Fred Stedtler

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a Reward Basis...That means you pay me what its worth to you and what you can afford for me come out and find your lost item.

If the item isn't found there will be call out fee of $25.00 to cover my gas expenses depending on where you are located...Call to discuss.

Search Types

Land searches- private yards with written permission,beaches,shallow water searches to 5 feet ( not equipped for scuba recoveries)

Search Locations

Mahwah and the surrounding areas, Northern NJ, Orange and Rockland Counties, NY

Fred Stedtler's Bio

I am married,age 63 years of age.Ihave been self employed for 26 years and still work,but consider myself semi-retired.

I have been metal detecting for 3 years and enjoy finding lost items and generally finding items of historic age.

If you have lost an item,I will use all my skills in a sincere,thorough attempt to recover the item.

I have 2 very good detectors, 1 detector is good for up to 10 feet of water immersion,so I can perform shallow water recoveries. If you need help,please contact me .

I look forward to finding what you thought was lost forever.

Fred Stedtler - Recent Blog Post

  • Gold ring with diamonds found after loss at wedding-Big Indian, New York (2019)

    Elena was married at a wedding venue in Big Indian, New York in the Catskill Mountains. She contacted me while on her honeymoon in Mexico. Her Grandmother had given her a 14 carat gold ring with a large center diamond surrounded by a ring of other diamonds. Elena was wearing the ring during the ceremony […]

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  • Lost white gold and diamond engagement ring, Hamburg, New Jersey (2018)

    Mason and his family were at a bar-b-cue at a friend’s house in Hamburg,NJ.His Wife’s engagement ring was lost on the front lawn. At that point is was all hands on deck and he and his friends searched without finding the ring. His friend had an entry level metal detector and they looked for the […]

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  • Found lost platinum wedding band, Mendham, New Jersey (2018)

    Todd was playing with his son in his backyard. They were using a bubble kit to blow giant bubbles. While doing this his hands became wet with the slippery bubble solution. It was 2 hours later that Todd realized his platinum wedding band had fallen off! He searched the area without finding the ring. He […]

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  • Lost Palladium wedding band recovered Lake Hopatcong , New Jersey (2018)

    Brian was working on his dock at Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey. It was cold and his hands were wet. He shook the water off of his hands and his Palladium wedding band flew off and landed in 4 feet of water next to the dock! He searched the water, but it was deep enough that […]

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  • Lost gold men’s wedding band found Forest Hills,N.Y. (2018)

    Marc was cleaning snow from his car after a recent storm. He did not have gloves on and he shook the cold water off of his hands and realized his gold wedding band had fallen off! He heard a clink of metal to metal , but searching in the dark, he could not find the […]

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