- Land/Shallow Water Search
Cost For My Service
My service is on a Reward basis, you only pay if the item is found.
If I have to drive more then a 1/2 hour to get to you, there will be a call out fee of $25. to cover my gas expenses if your ring is not found.
Beaches, Parks, Yards...(Lakes--up to 4 feet deep)
Sanford Florida/Orlando/Daytona Beach- Central Florida...I am willing to travel up to 100 miles one way from Sanford Florida to help you find your lost item. (further distances please contact me by e-mail or phone)
Mike McInroe's Bio
Hi there! My name is Mike McInroe and I'm 53 years young! Married 29 years with 3 children.
I love God, my family, my country, metal detecting, soccer and the great outdoors!
I've been metal detecting for 13 years and have always loved the excitement of finding lost things.
Chris Turners Ring Finders is exactly the kind of thing I have been wanting to do in my own community--help others find their lost treasures!!
Mike McInroe from sunny Florida
Mike McInroe - Recent Blog Posts
Allot of rings are lost playing volleyball and unfortunately many times the rings are never found by their rightful owners. Some owners try their hardest to sift thru the sand using their fingers and rakes in a desperate attempt to locate their precious rings. There are a few people who actually find their rings and […]
Mr. Dave was born in 1928, grew up in Salem Oregon and graduated from High School in 1946. At 89 years of age, he has seen allot of life and he and his dear wife of 66 years are still very much alive and in love! Early in their marriage they felt God calling them […]
Brandon had just recently bought himself a really nice, shiny cobalt ring and was still getting used to wearing it. He and his girl friend were out driving around and as his custom was, he would hang his hand out of the car window. Normally that is not much of a problem but on this […]
Joe had just gotten his son, Jack, a new I-phone and had it fit with the new water proof case and all was going good until Jack said that he lost his phone in the water at a near by park! Apparently some of Jack’s friends were jumping into the water from a tree and […]
Tiger gave me a call after loosing his wedding ring in the sand at the beach. He could hardly believe that his ring just fell off of his finger so easy like! It all happened the day before as he and a friend were throwing the football just along the waters edge. As he went […]
Mike McInroe - Testimonials
So many people are amazed that this service is available (2017)
Thank you for your help finding my ring. This without a doubt is a topic of conversation. So many people are amazed that this service is available. I may not have given you a testimony right away. However, between my wife and myself we have told many people. I am still amazed that you found my ring after our entire soccer team, parents included looked for several hours during the pool party between games. The entire team is having a difficult time believing that the ring flew as far as it did. You should post the picture of where you found it online.
Thanks again! I can’t relay how much this means to have my original wedding ring.
Thank you theringfinders and thank you Mike — you are amazing! (2017)
I wanted to reach out to let you guys know how grateful I am for Mike McInroe! What a blessing he is. Our lost ring story begins 33 years ago when my mother was pregnant with me. Due to the swelling she wasn’t able to wear her wedding ring anymore and being from the poor midwest, she felt awful not having her ring on and being pregnant.
Despite their financial situation my father came home one day with a new, larger ring so she would have something to wear while she was pregnant. It wasn’t much but it meant the world to my mother! She decided while she was pregnant with me that one day she would give it to me or my spouse to wear when we were expecting our own. 33 years later, that day finally came.
While she was visiting us for our baby shower in Orlando from the cold of Minnesota she brought the ring to give to my wife and to share that story with her. Heartbreakingly she never got the chance. The day she decided to give it to my wife we were all fishing off our dock in the canal. My mother was wearing the ring on her pinky finger and when she went to cast the rod–she dropped her precious ring of 33 years into the muddy water.
Needless to say my mother was heartbroken– as was I for her! I searched in the water for an hour or two, to no avail, bringing up bucket after bucket of mud in a hopeless search. Meanwhile my wife was laughing at me–having no idea why in the world I would be in the water and having no idea about the ring or the family story.
We did not find the ring and my mother flew home to Minnesota heart broken. (A few weeks later she bought and mailed us a ring that looked similar, feeling it was all she could do.) I was determined to find that ring!
In my search to figure out how to build a pump and dredge system to dredge and sift the mud, I found theringfinders.com while searching for “How to find a ring underwater.” I emailed Mike on a Friday morning and by that evening we had a time set for the following day.
The next morning I explained to Mike how the ring had been lost 4 weeks prior and showed him the dock and where we thought it might be. He said a little prayer as he climbed down the ladder into the canal and began his search.
About 20 minutes later we heard the wonderful buzzing of his metal detector, picking up a strong signal. A couple of muddy scoops later and with a huge grin on his face, he pulled the ring out of his muddy sifter.
Mike was an amazing spirit and a blessing to come and find our lost ring. We had our baby just a few short days after finding the ring and I can’t wait to surprise my mother when she comes down to meet the baby and to find out we found her ring–the ring she had been holding for 33 years!
Thank you theringfinders and thank you Mike — you are amazing! Sincerely, Jared”
So glad to help you Jared and congratulations on the birth of your precious little one!
Mike McInroe–willing and ready to help you find your lost item!! Call or e-mail me ASAP!
I am absolutely delighted by the service Mike McInroe/The Ring Finders offered! (2017)
I am absolutely delighted by the service Mike McInroe/The Ring Finders offered! I lost my wedding ring whilst playing football (soccer) with my son on one of the beaches at the Disney Caribbean Resort.
After spending hours looking for it on my own and getting nowhere, I did a web search to try to find someone with a metal detector who could help. Thankfully Mike McInroe was top of that search list. I sent him an email via his site and he got straight back to me and came over within a day. It quickly became clear that Mike was not leaving until that ring had been found, and sure enough after a couple of hours of methodical searching, there it was.
The whole experience was rounded off with my kids, and then quite a few of the audience that had gathered, getting a free metal detector lesson and experience on the beach.
An excellent service and a lovely person to do business with. Thanks again Mike.
Iain Henderson and family --from Scotland!
I highly recommend Mike (2017)
We called Mike after a disastrous experience with another ring finder person. He was super supportive and very professional. My wife and I lost her wedding and engagement ring in the middle of our ceremony at Lake Baldwin. After three weeks of waiting around for another guy, Mike finally was the one to help us find our ring. We contacted him after our first ring guy was rude and unhelpful. Mike kept in contact with us and letting us know that he’d was willing to go try and look for our ring if we’d like him. After not hearing from the first guy for 2 weeks, my wife and I decided to give Mike a try. He showed up to Lake Baldwin and my wife showed him where we lost our ring. My wife tried to pay Mike for his trip to meet us and he told her that she didn’t need to pay him until he found her ring. Two days later, he called and FOUND THE RING. We never thought we would see her ring again. He was so professional and helpful that night we went to pick up the ring. He told us how he got it and showed us the plans that he had drawn up to accomplish it. We told him about our experience with the first guy and he was apologetic for our experience. I highly recommend Mike, not only did he find the ring, he helped us turned our entire experience with ring finders around. Thank you Mike! - Cecil and Nicole
I cannot say enough how wonderful The Ring Finders and especially Mike McInroe are! (2015)
Good afternoon. I really apologize for this taking so long to write. The days just get away from us!We talk about you all the time and how very special you are to us!! Here is our story....
August, 2015 we were having a wonderful trip to Daytona Beach, Florida with the family. The weather was great. My 9 year old daughter has always wanted to learn to surf, so on Wednesday, August 5th I rented us a surf board to try out.
She was doing really good and I decided to give it a go. I had fun. Only had one really big spill. I walked up on the beach to rest a bit and I noticed that engagement ring was missing. I was upset. We looked up and down the beach and in the water as best as we could. I knew I had it on at one point while surfing. We checked everyone's pictures of me surfing and saw it on my finger until that last wipeout.
The rest of that day and well into the night we searched. My brother-in-law has a metal detector and we used that. We met a retired Marine on the beach who does a lot of metal detecting. He gave us tips and even came out the next morning to help. Some guys at our hotel mentioned that there were people who did this for a living. My fiancé researched some that night and found Ring Finders and 2 men who cover the Daytona area.
The next morning we bought a metal detector and kept looking. For 2 more days we looked. On August 8th we had my brother-in-law, the retired Marine and us out on the beach looking. We were having no luck! My fiancé made the decision to call The Ring Finders and said everything said choose Mike McInroe! He was awesome on the phone and made us feel better. We couldn't believe that he only charged for gas money and a small reward IF he was successful!!
He was at our hotel within 2 hours! He got suited up and told us not to get too excited every time he picked something up....we would know when he found the ring. He was so positive!
We sat in the beach and watched. Within an hour he stood up and raised his hand!! Oh my!! I wish someone had had a video of me flying through the surf to get to him!! There were tears and hugs and laughter.
I cannot say enough how wonderful The Ring Finders and especially Mike McInroe are! He gave me back something that is very precious to me!! I will never be able to truly repay him!
thank God and thank you for being God’s messenger that found our missing wedding band (2014)
“Oh my GOD, I thought you ignored my e-mail. It is a Miracle! My hands are shaking while I write to you. There are no words I can say to thank you enough. You are the angel that God sent to find our ring. You would not believe how this past week was for my husband. I will tell everyone I know about theringfinders.com.”
Two days later Mariam wrote: “I still cannot believe what happened! I read your e-mail 10 times a day and tell myself God is so good! What you do as a hobby (metal detecting) is really a very helpful thing. Especially when people like us lose a very valuable thing – that losing it really touches their hearts and finding it by an angel like you touches their hearts even more! As I said and I will be saying for the rest of my life, thank God and thank you for being God’s messenger that found our missing wedding band and delivered the GREAT NEWS to us when we so badly needed it!!”
Only two months left until my wedding day, I unfortunately dropped my engagement ring in the Atlantic Ocean... (2011)
Only two months left until my wedding day, I unfortunately dropped my engagement ring in the Atlantic Ocean. As I saw it slip out of my hand, I thought it was gone forever. After a brief search on the internet, my fiancé found Mike McInroe, a wonderful kind hearted man. I felt that Mike was the last hope that I could hold on to in finding my engagement ring. Mike came to Jacksonville the very next day to search for my missing ring!
After a long search that day and as the tide came back in that later afternoon for the last time in daylight I felt like the search was over, I had finally lost hope. I parted with my ring at that very moment as I thought Mike had finished his search. To my surprise, Mike came to me and said that he was going to continue his search that evening until the tide went back out again. Mike was my knight in shining armor! At that very instant I felt so overwhelmed with joy that this man brought back hope to me in the most unselfish way possible.
My fiancénd I left the beach that evening around 10:30pm praying that Mike would find our ring. I felt so much at peace driving back home after speaking to Mike and having him reassure me that he was going to do everything he possibly could to find my ring. I did understand that my ring was a materialistic item, yet it had so much meaning behind it and was so special to me. Sure enough at 2:25am, I received a call that Mike had found my ring!! It was the most special indescribable moment I have ever felt. I personally want to say thank you to Mike for showing me that the Lord does work in such mysterious ways, bringing my fiancénd I closer together during such a loss and reuniting me with my engagement ring. Mike was such a great person to work with and he truly did such a great job! Thanks Mike! :)