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

  • 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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  • Gold Charm Found at Grand Haven (2017)

    Grand Haven puts on one of the best fireworks displays on the 4th of July anywhere in West Michigan.  Thousands of people flock to Grand Haven and the Grand Haven State Park that day.  By 11:00 a.m. the Sate Park was full and I was turned away and unable to spend the day detecting at my […]

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  • 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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