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

  • First Repeat Customer (2023)

    Chase and his friend Kevin were a couple of my first Ring Finder customers back in 2015 when they both lost their wedding rings on the same day, in the same location!   Sunday morning, Chase texts me saying, “I did it again.”  This time on a private beach on Lake Michigan near South Haven. […]

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  • Newlywed’s Platinum Ring Lost (2022)

    I got a call from Don the day after July 4th saying he’d lost his platinum wedding ring in the sand at Grand Haven State Park the day before.  Having only been married 5 weeks, his friend asked to see his ring.  In hindsight, tossing it to him probably wasn’t the best plan on the beach. […]

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  • Beautiful Wedding Band Lost at PF Hoffmaster SP (2022)

    I got an email from Debbie letting me know that her husband lost his wedding ring the week before at PJ Hoffmaster State park.  After attempting to locate it with a friend and their metal detector with no success they contacted me through The Ring Finders website.  I met up with Debbie and her husband the […]

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  • Deceased father’s ring lost at Grand Haven (2022)

    I received a text from Hailey who said her friend Gavin had lost his deceased father’s wedding ring at Grand Haven State Park.  After returning home to Muskegon, Gavin called me and stated he’d lost the ring IN the lake.  The detector I had with me wasn’t waterproof so i would have to run home […]

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  • Engagement Ring Lost & Found in Lake Michigan (2021)

    I received a text from Rebekah Saturday evening after losing her engagement ring in waist deep water in Lake Michigan at Holland State Park.  She and Mike had only been engaged 3 weeks and was desperate for help to retrieve it.  I was able to meet them at the park the following day but when […]

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