Robert Downie

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a Reward Basis if an item is recovered. The amount is what someone feels is appropriate for locating and recovering the lost item. A call out fee is not required but offers to cover fuel/expenses are appreciated.

Search Types

Any geographical area may be searched; woods, creeks, rivers, parks, farms, lawns, etc., if proper permissions are obtained in advance. Should you be given permission by a third party, that permission must be passed to me prior to any search. I may be able to assist in obtaining access if you have difficulty. I may also work with law enforcement, attorneys, and insurance companies from time to time.

If an item is lost in snow, please make contact as soon as possible. My equipment can handle water depths to 10 feet. Special organizational details are required for deep water attempts but don’t hesitate to discuss this scenario if it applies.

My service is not limited to metal detector use for recovery. If you believe something may be lost, contact me to discuss it.

Search Locations

Will search any central Pennsylvania land and/or shallow water locations.

Robert Downie's Bio

I am retired having spent 28 years in special investigations therefore I am usually available on short notice. I have 30+ years of detecting experience. If I attempt a recovery, I do not give up easily. One and one-half years on a tour of duty to Southeast Asia taught me to never quit.

Most experienced metal detector users know that a lost ring, jewelry, keys, etc., are not just lost tangible items. Attached to each is a story, that when found, continues. Returning a treasured item to someone is something we all strive for in this hobby. Reward or not. I joined The Ring Finders because I believe this network is needed. Most of us have returned items we have found. I know I have. I also know the satisfaction I feel seeing the joy when a treasured item is returned to the owner.