Cost For My Service
My services are on a reward basis, meaning you pay what you can afford and what its worth to you to have me find your lost item, 10% of the reward will go to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. I do have a call out fee of $25 if your item is not found, this covers my fuel expenses.
There will be no call out fee for Veterans, Law Enforcement or Fire Department Personnel.
I search Beaches, Parks, Athletic Fields, "Ocean/Lakes (up to 5ft depth)" Properties (yards and gardens), Estates and other areas where jewelry, keys or any lost metallic valuables may have been lost. If an item is lost on private property, you must obtain prior permission. Metal detecting is prohibited in National and State Parks, but permission can usually be obtained from the Park Services on a case by case basis.
Grand Strand Beaches (Little River to Pawley’s Island SC), Horry and Georgetown Counties SC as well as NC Sunset and Ocean Isle Beaches, and a portion of SE Brunswick County NC.
Jim Wren's Bio
A retired Veteran with over 30 plus years of service in the US Coast Guard with an additional 12 plus years of Federal service under an agency within the Department of Homeland Security. My life has been dedicated to helping people in need.
Being retired, I am usually available with short notice and can be on-site within an hour.
Jim Wren - Recent Blog Posts
- 14K Men’s Wedding Band Lost in the Ocean for 2 months – Found and Returned North Myrtle Beach, SC
- Man’s Palladium Wedding Band Lost in the Ocean – Found and Returned North Myrtle Beach SC
- Sentimental Tri-color 10K Gold Ring Lost in the Intracoastal Waterway – Found and Returned Holden Beach NC.
- Man’s Platinum Wedding band Lost in the Ocean – Found and Returned North Myrtle Beach
- 14K Man’s Wedding Band Lost in the Ocean – Found and Returned North Myrtle Beach
- Silver Wedding and Engagement Ring set Lost in the Ocean – Found and Returned Myrtle Beach SC
- 14K Gold Mother’s Ring Lost in the Surf, Found and Returned Myrtle Beach SC
- 14K White Gold Engagement Ring Lost in the Surf, Found and Returned Myrtle Beach SC
- 2 Rings Lost in the Wet Sand, Found and Returned Sunset Beach NC
- 10K White Gold and Rose Engagement Ring Lost in the Sand – Found Myrtle Beach
Jim Wren - Testimonials
Patsaneia is one happy lady, after getting her ring back
Thank you so much Jim. We are so happy that you found our ring. From the first call,
you have been so polite and professional. From going out to the Dunes hotel to find our ring. I was hoping to hear back from you soon. After a couple of hours the first text that i had gotten was a picture of our ring in your hand saying you found it. We had our doubts but I can not tell you enough how much relief it was knowing that soon we would have our ring back. Patsaneia is one happy lady, after getting her ring back. Thank you from the both of us
So, from one dad to another, THANK YOU my friend. THANK YOU, for making my “little girl’s” wish a reality.
I don’t know how to thank you, as mere words cannot express the gratitude we have for what you did. You see, Kaley is my daughter. My one and only!
When she called us at 3:00am and told us her ring was “gone”, our hearts sank. We know how much that ring means to her. We purchased the insurance to replace the ring when we bought it. But, to her it was just “not the same”. Knowing that there was NO WAY she would ever find her ring again, I tried to do what any dad would do. I told her it would be okay, “we will get you another one”.
In my heart I knew she would never be happy with “another one”. Yet we had to do something! She told us she had contacted you and we thought “1 in a trillion chance” that you would find it.
When she forwarded us your text and the picture, we were blown away! This couldn’t be. It had to be “lost at sea”, “eaten by fish”, or “buried forever in the shifting sands”. But, YOU did it! You were the one in a trillion. So, from one dad to another, THANK YOU my friend. THANK YOU, for making my “little girl’s” wish a reality. We will be taking her to Kansas in a couple of weeks. I know that that meeting you and knowing what you did, will always be with her. Your kindness and the generosity of your time means so very much. Thank you again! Have a blessed day!
The ring was insured, but no amount of insurance money would have given us back what Jim gave us — the original ring
We are SO thankful to Jim. His hard work and dedication really made the difference on finding this ring. After the first hour, we thought it was basically hopeless. Jim kept pushing on, trying a different detector, trying different areas and talking to everyone he could to get a better idea of where the ring might be. He was not going to give up — and he didn’t! Strangers on the beach were still cheering and talking about him long after he found our ring.
The ring was insured, but no amount of insurance money would have given us back what Jim gave us — the original ring with all its associated sentimental value. Jim, you are wonderful man and you turned a potentially very sad situation into a joyous memory we will cherish. Thank you so much!!
Ed & Diane
Jim, you are an angel!
Jim, you are an angel! We were mourning the loss of that ring and accepting the fact that it was long gone. Matt was truly heartbroken because it was his original wedding ring. Jewelry can be replaced but that band stands for so much more to both of us. You’ve given us an irreplaceable gift and we will be forever grateful. Yes, we have Gracie to thank, too. When we had given up, the faith and determination of a child delivered us a little miracle. Thank you so much Jim!
You guy’s are definitely our hero’s
Jim & Matt,
Thank you so much for looking for my daughters(Mandy F.) ring. She was very heartbroken when she lost it. She tried to hide it but I knew it really affected her. You guy’s are definitely our hero’s and we appreciate all you have done for her and for other’s like her. Not too many good and honest people in this world anymore. Thanks again!
A man of many miracles, an angel on earth!!!
You are a kind, amazing man!!! A man of many miracles, an angel on earth!!! I cried when my husband showed me his lost ring that you found after 4 days and heavy storms!! When he lost it, I didn’t think we would ever see it again! I wish I would have been there to personally give you a hug!! What you do is wonderful and I am thankful for your help!!! Thanks so much!!!