Tom Townsend

Cost For My Service

I work on a reward basis, what it is worth to you and what you can afford for me to come out and find your lost item. If your item isn’t found, there will be a $25 call out fee (30 mile radius of G.R., further distances negotiable). Cache and insurance claim searches, if found, on a pre-negotiated percentage of value.

Search Types

Jewelry, keys, heirlooms, etc. Estate searches, beaches, parks, lakes & streams (up to 5 feet deep), campgrounds/RV parks, anywhere with legal permission from the land owner.

Search Locations

Primarily West Michigan but will travel wherever needed.

Tom Townsend's Bio

I’ve been finding and returning lost items to their rightful owners since I was 10 years old. I even received an Outstanding Citizen Award from the local police department for returning the $800+ dollars I’d found that belonged to a local business owner who’d dropped the day’s business receipts while getting out of his car. I’ve become very proficient over the last couple years with the Garrett AT Pro metal detector and look forward to helping you find your lost treasure with it.

Tom Townsend - Recent Blog Posts

  • Wedding band found in attic insulation. (2015)

    I received a call from Marv M. on Wednesday, Dec. 16th, as I headed into church.  He had lost his wedding ring 2 months prior while working in his attic.  As he brushed his hands together to remove the insulation dust, his ring slipped off, hit the roof and fell into the insulation.  He had a […]

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  • Another Wedding Ring Found in Lake Michigan! (2015)

    While camping with his wife and in-laws at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park on Lake Michigan, Josh B. lost his wedding ring in the surf while tossing a football about 30 yards from shore.   Since I love metal detecting in the big lake, I get alerts from the local weather service when there are hazardous […]

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  • Engagement Ring Lost In Lake Michigan Found! (2015)

    Katelyn was to have her engagement ring and wedding band soldered together this week because she was going to be married this Friday; the only problem was she had just lost her engagement ring in Lake Michigan!  Her cousin Kim called me and asked if I could come out right away, I said, “Absolutely, I’ll be […]

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  • 2 Wedding Bands Lost in Lake Michigan Found! (2015)

      I received a call from Chase on Thursday afternoon saying he’d lost his tungsten wedding band in Lake Michigan.  His friend, Kevin, had also lost his wedding band 5 minutes before not far from where Chase had lost his.  I met them out at Holland State Park after work, about 2 hours before sunset, and […]

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  • Platinum wedding band lost in Lake Mich. – FOUND! (2014)

    I received a call from Tim on Monday evening after he had lost his platinum wedding band in Lake Michigan at Grand Haven State Park.  He had been throwing a football in the water with friends, about 30 feet from shore, when he noticed his wedding ring was gone.  I had given a card to the guards […]

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