Ken Askey

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a reward basis, which means you pay me what the item is worth to you, for me to come out and find your lost item.

I have a call-out fee of typically $30 (possibly more based on travel time) which will be incurred by you even if the item is not found, this basically covers my fuel expenses. We will discuss that fee and agree upon what it is when we first connect. My preferred payment methods are Cash or PayPal.

Search Types

I do a variety of different searches including dry land, beaches, and shallow water.

Search Locations

I live in Baltimore County, Maryland and I spend half my time in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, so I am able to cover a lot of ground.

In Maryland: arrangements can be made for searches within 30 miles of Towson.

In North Carolina: arrangements can be made for searches around Manteo, Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Duck and Southern Shores.

Ken Askey's Bio

In 2019, I retired from spending decades in the pharmaceutical industry and it didn’t take long for me to discover my passion for detecting. The thrill of the “find” as well as this newfound way of connecting with people has helped cultivate my love for this hobby, which I have subsequently spent a lot of time fine-tuning my skills in. It would be my pleasure to serve you and work to recover your lost item. It brings me so much joy to see something valuable or sentimental reunited with its owner.

The “find” that was most rewarding and memorable for both myself, as well as the owner, was shared so much on Facebook that it was actually covered by a local NBC news affiliate in Washington, DC. I invite you to click the link below, where you can read the article and watch the short news story.

Ken Askey - Recent Blog Post

  • Wife loses husband’s wedding band (6/22/21) (2021)

    While metal detecting on the beach, I was approached by a woman who had lost her husband’s wedding band.  He was going to go swimming and asked his wife to hold his wedding band.  she put it in a pouch with some other belongings and when she went to get something out, her husband’s wedding […]

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  • Wedding Rings Found! (6/28/2021) (2021)

    Today I received a call from a man whose son AND daughter in law lost their wedding rings.  I told them I could be at their location shortly.  The recently wed couple and both set of parents greeted me and explained that both husband and wife took their rings off and put them in the […]

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