Tom Townsend

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

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 Post

  • Wedding Ring Lost and Found at Port Sheldon Pier (2018)

    I received a call from Angela on Thursday, Aug 23rd. Her husband, Hector, had lost his wedding ring in Lake Michigan at Port Sheldon Pier 4 days before.  When my wife heard where this search was to take place she insisted on tagging along.  Because the search area was within a gated community, Angela met […]

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  • Tungsten Wedding Ring Recovered from Lake MI (2018)

    I received a panicked text from Mo on July 7th saying he’d just lost his wedding ring on South Haven Beach and was in need of help finding it.  I assured him that I could help but it would take me about 2 hours to get there.  He and his wife Megan agreed to wait […]

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  • Wedding Ring Lost in Lake Michigan 24 hours after wedding =:0 (2018)

    I received an email from Samantha stating that, the day after they were married, she and her husband Brian went to Muskegon State Park where he lost his new wedding ring.  She spent most of that day looking for it on the beach with a borrowed metal detector with no luck and that it may […]

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  • First Winter Recovery (2018)

    I knew it was only a matter of time before I got a call to locate something lost in the snow.  That call came on Super Bowl Sunday.  April T called and said she had brushed snow off her car with her arm and as she shook the snow off her wedding ring went flying. […]

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  • Engagement Ring Retrieved from Lake Michigan (2017)

    Thursday afternoon I received an email from Ana in St. Joseph.  On the 4th of July, Ana was playing in the water at Silver Beach and noticed her engagement ring was gone.  She and her fiance’ were about to insure the ring but lost it before they had the chance.  After contacting me and Fred Johnson, […]

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