Leighton Harrington

  • Land/Shallow Water Search
  • Diver/Underwater Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a GIFT Basis! You pay what it's worth to you and what you can afford. I have a call-out fee to cover my gas expense depending on where you're located...(Call me so we can discuss).

Search Types

Water & Land (certified diver)

Search Locations

Cape Cod/Buzzards Bay & Surrounding areas within 50 mile radius.

Leighton Harrington's Bio

I have over 48 years of Metal Detecting experience. I Specialize in Water and or Land Hunting. Relocating lost Jewelry and or Personal Items are what I do best…If you have lost your car keys, or perhaps a Wedding or Diamond Ring, call as soon as possible to help with the recovery while it’s still fresh in your mind…Hoping to give you back what is rightfully yours…

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Leighton Harrington - Testimonials

  • I had totally given up hope, but thanks to your skill, persistence, and passion for finding lost valuables, you reunited me with my sentimental jewelry... (2022)


    Leighton, I cannot thank you enough for this MIRACLE. When Sean and I realized my jewelry had fallen out of his pocket that sunny day at the beach, our hearts sank. Our carefree Saturday turned sour in an instant. My parents were there too, and the four of us scoured the area. I gave up hope pretty quickly, convincing myself that one of the many beach goers that day saw some valuable, sparkly jewelry on the ground and took it for themselves.

    My mom persuaded me into posting a picture of my lost jewelry onto a Facebook Fairhaven group page in case someone found them. I asked my brother if anyone had returned my jewelry to the police station (he’s an officer in town), and he said no luck, but did file a report for me.

    The folks on Facebook were so kind. A couple even went out with metal detectors, but could not find the jewelry. At that point, I really lost hope, and that’s when you reached out. I thought “oh no this guy should really not waste his time”.

    It was surprising to me that you kept reaching out. I honestly felt a little bad! The rings were a purchase I made in Maine with one of my best friends as a “friendship bracelet” type thing and the necklace was a birthday gift one of my other best friends gave me. I knew the friend who bought me the necklace would be devastated, so I was stalling and trying to figure out a way to tell her eventually.

    Fast forward two months, and I get a message from you to call you on the phone. I’m thinking “oh boy, this guy really doesn’t give up.” We talk on the phone for a bit, going over all the details. Then you say, “I found your rings”. I couldn’t believe my ears – after a few seconds all I could manage was “you WHAT!?”. ???? I was (and still am) in disbelief! I had totally given up hope, but thanks to your skill, persistence, and passion for finding lost valuables, you reunited me with my sentimental jewelry.

    From my perspective, you represent the good of humanity and the “fellow neighbor”. As a writer I tend to think in terms of story, and this one began with a pessimistic, distrusting outlook on people. I had convinced myself that someone stole my rings and necklace the second they dropped from my boyfriend’s pocket. Not only have you given us the great gift of finding what was lost, you have changed and brightened my view by showing me that there are indeed honest, kind people in this world who use their talents and determination to help others.

    Oh, and you saved Sean’s behind.


  • Thank you so, so much Rick and Leighton! (2022)


    We called Cape Cod Metal Detectors to possibly rent a metal detector. The woman told us $35/day. We asked if it went underwater and she laughed and said “call Rick.” We asked how much his services would cost and she said free. We were disbelieving and a little shocked. The thought of not trying to find it again after already spending hours looking seemed like giving up, and we didn’t want that! Rick was so pleasant on the phone and clearly loves what he does. He said he was born to do this. I asked about his success rate and he said 85%. I was sold and had to hold back my excitement. Leighton and Rick were at the beach when we arrived. We went out to the spot as best we could remember. We were in knee to thigh-high water. We were instructed to stay put which wasn’t always easy because we still wanted to look. We were very cold as it was overcast and rainy and didn’t have anything more than our swimsuits that we brought on vacation. I took a break when my feet went numb and went to shore for my rain jacket, Soon after I went back out and Leighton worked his way over, I knew from his face when he found it. He was so close to me. It was absolutely amazing and shocking. I couldn’t believe it was really happening. We are eternally grateful to these wonderful men who can apparently find needles in haystacks. They had all the best equipment ($2500 metal detector!) and enthusiasm, even in terrible weather! “We’re going to get wet anyway” Leighton said. I really didn’t think we’d see the ring again. I think we’re still in shock. We’ve told the story, sometimes multiple times, to family members and all were silent for a moment in disbelief. These men make the impossible possible. Complete game-changers. Thank you so, so much Rick and Leighton!

  • Leighton the “Ring Finder” to the rescue! (2021)


    Leighton the “Ring Finder” to the rescue! ???? Thanks so much for finding my ring. I was heartbroken at the thought that it might have gone to the recycle center in a bag of leaves never to be seen again. Hope was dwindling as you came to the end of your sweep of my yard and then at the very last moment you found it! Amazing! I am so happy and glad that I Googled “find my ring” and that brought me to theringfinders.com. What a wonderful surprise to discover that such a world-wide group exists. And on top of it all I made a new friend who as it turns out grew up in my hometown and graduated from the same high school some years ago ???? Thanks again Leighton.

  • I’m so glad I put my trust in Rick and Leighton. Thank you both from the bottom of my heart! (2021)


    What can I say, these guys are the best! I really had lost all hope after the first day of searching. Rick and Leighton were scouring that beach for six hours, and it seemed that mine was not going to be a success story. One week later I got a call from them saying they decided to give it another shot, and they had found my ring! I hadn’t even asked them to do the second search, the just wouldn’t give up, and for that I am so very grateful! It’s hard to know who to trust when it comes to lost items that hold value, but I’m so glad I put my trust in Rick and Leighton. Thank you both from the bottom of my heart!

  • I cant thank them enough and recommend anyone giving them a call if they are in the same situation. (2020)


    I cant thank Leighton and Rick enough for finding my wedding ring. First, sending them an email at 6am and Leighton getting back to me right away was amazing. Second, when they got to the house they were extremely professional and outlined exactly how they were going to find the ring. 3 minutes into looking they did exactly what they said they would do and found the ring. I cant thank them enough and recommend anyone giving them a call if they are in the same situation.

  • Nothing but praise for Ring Finder Leighton Harrington, Buzzards Bay, MA. (2012)


    Nothing but praise for Ring Finder Leighton Harrington, Buzzards Bay, MA.

    I just want to share my side of this experience with everyone.

    The story began on Sunday, June 24th. We were enjoying a nice day on the beach and my wife had taken her rings off and put them in a side pocket on her beach bag. When we decided to pack up and leave, in a moment of forgetfulness, she turned the bag upside down to shake the sand out of it, and out fell both rings onto the beach. Unfortunately we didn’t realize what had happened until a good 4-5 hours later. Shock and disbelief set in back at home, and we searched every crevice of the beach bag just hoping against hope that they were still in there, somehow.

    Too embarrassed and hurt to share what had just happened with our family, or to ask them for advice, we turned to the electronic oracle that is Google. I started searching for similar experiences and stories of recovery. I learned of people recovering lost items using metal detectors. I searched for metal detector enthusiasts’ clubs on Nantucket island hoping to find some help. I searched for possible places to rent a unit myself. It was around then that I discovered this site. I wrote to Leighton and one other gentleman, hoping to keep as many lines of communication open as possible.

    On Monday morning I must have called every tackle and equipment rental shop on the island, only to be told they didn’t rent metal detectors, or to refer me to one particular gift/surf/skate shop and novelty store downtown by the ferry wharf. We filled out a lost property report at the police station and then rented a very simple metal detector from the only available source we knew of. Eager and full of hope, we took it to the beach immediately, and attempted to revisit and mark off the area we thought we were sitting on. We had no luck. We tried it again the next morning, still no luck.

    In the meantime, Leighton got in touch via email and said that he and his wife might be coming to the island in a couple of weeks, and to describe what had happened. We began communicating. My wife and I returned the metal detector to the shop, disappointed, but now hoping this new correspondence might lead to something.

    We got a second wind and rented the metal detector once again, thinking we should adjust our technique and give it another shot. We met some locals on the beach, giving our names and numbers just in case of any leads or luck. Leighton then wrote back and said they might actually be coming on the next weekend, and to provide a description of the rings and the location where they were lost. On our next outing to the beach, I grabbed a GPS tag from my phone and emailed it to him, hoping it was accurate. Still having no luck with the metal detector on the second try, I began to hope more and more that Leighton might be able to help us.

    A couple of more days passed and Saturday the 30th rolled around. It was tough to think about leaving the island without the rings, wondering if we did all we could do, but now mentally shifting our hope to Leighton, leaving the matter in his hands, or to chance. We returned the metal detector once again, on our way to the wharf to catch the ferry to leave, and then my wife got a call… I didn’t remember giving our telephone numbers to Leighton, but amazingly he had not only found her engagement ring but made contact with one of the kind folks with whom we’d spoken two days prior and to whom we’d given our number. The rest is described above in Leighton’s post.

    I just want to state that I am overjoyed things turned out the way they did, and that we are beyond thankful for Leighton’s help. The correspondence and communication were perfect, and not only did he make the trip to the island but he had almost immediate success finding her engagement ring, which is definitely the more valuable of the two we lost. From my point of view this went as beautifully as it possibly could have, with more success than I could have imagined if there were a formal, commercial business that offered this kind of service. He didn’t HAVE to do anything; he didn’t even have to email me back, but he went above and beyond, made a trip to Nantucket island and then found my wife’s ring. He genuinely seems like he loves this kind of work – that’s the only reason I can think of that he might do such a great job. If the whole world worked like this we’d all be a lot better off! I wholeheartedly recommend getting in touch with Leighton if circumstances find you needing his help.


    D. Jesrani

    Brooklyn, NY