Jason Scanlan

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I provide my service on a reward basis, meaning you determine the value of my service and the reward, and a $25.00 call out fee to defray my costs if you are within 50 miles from Waverly. Additional fees if farther or there are Unique Search Conditions. These fees will be agreed upon prior to search.

Search Types

Metallic items, such as jewelry, coins, watches, keys, tools, family heirlooms, historic items, shut off valves, property markers, septic tank covers, etc Ground or shallow water.

Search Locations

Waverly, IA, Waterloo, IA, Cedar Falls IA, NE Iowa, Cedar Valley.

Jason Scanlan's Bio

I am a volunteer Fire and EMT and it gives me great pleasure to help people. I am married with one adult son and we enjoy camping. I have found it immensely rewarding to be able to give people their rings back. Besides jewelry, I have assisted in finding property markers and the Iowa DCI and local police for evidence search.

Jason Scanlan - Recent Blog Post

  • Gold wedding band found in Iowa Lake (2023)

    After my last find I received a message from a friend about a Facebook post in the Clear Lake Iowa group.  A gentleman was looking for the guy he saw metal detecting a couple weeks prior. Seems he lost his wedding band at the same beach and lake in the prior find.  I sent him […]

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    A fun day on a pontoon ends up with a wedding ring at the bottom of Clear Lake in Iowa. After reading other finds Margi gave me a call and asked if I was willing to come look for her ring.  I was more than willing except for one problem. I had a broken toe […]

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  • Lost Wedding Ring in Iowa Snow (2023)

    I received a message from a young man who said his wife had lost her wedding ring. As the story goes, she was outside at night with their dog standing on the deck and the ring came up missing. They were not sure if she lost it playing with the dog or when exactly she […]

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  • Lost Ring in the snow in Iowa (2021)

    This is a familiar story.  First Snow fall a nice young gentleman was wiping the snow off his truck with his hands and shakes his hands and loses his ring. He call me in a panic and distressed so I went down the next day to see what we could do. It didn’t take long […]

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  • Lost New GoPro in Iowa Marsh (2019)

    The following story is from a local Nature Photographer who contacted me because he lost his GoPro This picture says it all. I was paddling my kayak in about 30-degree temperatures when a spindly little branch knocked my 2-month old GoPro camera into moving water that was deep. In fact, the water was deeper than […]

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Jason Scanlan - Testimonials

  • Jason and Jeni are heroes... (2023)


    Where do we begin to thank them enough! ???? Our family and friends have said Jason and Jeni are heroes. They really are, with the dedication and commitment to EMS and firefighting, first and foremost. My husband and I just happened to be super lucky, they even have time for a hobby as well! They are obviously genuine ,honest people who care for others in so many facets. They took their time and weekend to help us when they could be doing anything else. When they said they were heading back out to look for our ring the next day, my husband and I knew they really would! I had a great visit with Jeni and got to hear about their son Jordan, and how proud they are of him! Our 2 kids have the same birthday, and I learned, this was Jeni’s birthday too! We will forever be grateful for the people they are . They give so freely of their time to community or strangers in need of help. It is truly amazing after 22 days of our ring in the water, their partnership and thinking came through. We are so blessed to have met them and we hope for many more success stories!

  • Thank you Jason Scanlan/The Ringfinders! (2019)

    I contacted Jason Scanlan at “TheRingFinders” to discuss running a metal detector in the cold, moving water. Within ten-minutes of searching there was a “beep” in the headphones and I knew where to scoop with a long-handled net. Another minute or so later and I had my GoPro camera and equipment back in my hands. I pressed the power button and was able to watch the recorded journey my camera took after being knocked off of my kayak.

    Thank you Jason Scanlan/The Ringfinders!