Tracy Santee

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a Reward Basis...That means you pay me what my service is worth to you and what you can afford for me to find your lost item. It's not based on how long the search takes it's based on whether or not I find it. A travel expense of $35 will apply up to 60 miles. Extended travel distance fees will be determined and mutually agreed upon prior to the search.

Search Types

Year round searches in all types of terrain: yards, wooded areas, fields, beaches, farms, public parks (provided I am given permission), and water up to 4 feet in depth including snow. If your lost item is located on private property, I require proper permission is obtained by you from the property owner prior to conducting the search.

I will work with Insurance companies property claims and Law Enforcement on evidence recovery.

You don't have to have lost something to use my services. If you feel your property has something of value, lets look for it.

Search Locations

Central and Eastern Pennsylvania but I will travel anywhere I'm needed.

Tracy Santee's Bio

I am retired Air Force and available to assist you in your search almost any time of the week, so call or email as soon as possible. I have enjoyed helping people throughout my career as a paramedic and manager of a youth Christian camp. Now I am turning my metal detecting hobby into helping people find their lost items. The biggest reward is to see someones expression light up when you return something they thought was lost forever. Metal detecting offers a great way to meet some of the nicest people, enjoy the great outdoors and get exercise. I love searching for old coins and historic relics which peak into our American history.

Tracy Santee - Recent Blog Post

  • Engagement Ring Found in Reading PA (2020)

    I was contacted by Megan stating she had lost her engagement ring after throwing it at her fiancee. It took me a few days to get to her property due to several days of rain. She was not home at the time I arrived and a family member showed me the general area the ring […]

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  • Wedding Ring Lost Two Years Ago, FOUND, in Quarryville, PA (2020)

    I was contacted by Patrick staying he had lost his titanium wedding band two years ago while mowing his yard. He took his ring off and sat it on the tractor while washing his hands. After he began to mow again, he realized what he had done and the ring had fallen off somewhere in […]

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  • Lost wedding band found in lake after one month and several search attempts in Mount Gretna, PA (2019)

    This is a story of overcoming trials and not giving up to find a lost wedding ring. I received an email from Tim a “desperate husband” stating he lost his ring in a lake while playing with his daughter. Our first obstacle we had to overcome was our limited time to search.  The lake was […]

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  • A memorable Memorial Day when lost ring is found in Maryland (2019)

    I received a voice mail from Matt saying his wife lost her wedding ring in their yard. After trying a cheap detector from a local store and searching their yard on their hands and knees, they began looking for detecting services on the web. They found me on Ring Finders and I was able to […]

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  • Annville, PA – Wedding Ring Found (2019)

    I received a call from a very nice gentleman named Sergio asking if I could help his neighbor. While he was working, he noticed his neighbor Violet and her husband fumbling with an old metal detector. They told him that Violet had lost her wedding ring while gardening. Despite their efforts, their metal detector was […]

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Tracy Santee - Testimonials

  • Tracy thank you so much for finding my ring! (2020)

    I had lost my ring after throwing it in the backyard on a Monday. We had went and bought a metal detector to try and look for it & spent 2 days looking for it.

    On Wednesday I still couldn’t find it and I decided to look online for ways to find a ring outside. I came across a post that said try looking up local ring finders. I googled the ring finders and the website came up.

    After finding a ring finder near me I called Tracy. He said he would be able to come out and look. When he came out, he was able to find the ring in 5 minutes. Quick, responsive, inexpensive, and good at what he does. Tracy thank you so much for finding my ring!

  • I am forever Thankful for Tracy Santee and his hard work. I can’t say enough good things about Tracy... (2019)


    Always Keep Faith.

    I am forever Thankful for Tracy Santee and his hard work. I can’t say enough good things about Tracy. He is a great professional guy. I felt like he was as invested in finding my ring as I was. He was willing to get wet and dirty. What impressed me the most is he was willing to meet me multiple times to search. If you lost something Tracy is the man to find it. Throughout this whole thing my wife and I kept Faith that we would find it. With Tracy’s help we did.

    My story is about faith, determination, and a trusty helper named Tracy. I lost my wedding ring in a lake at nearby Mt. Gretna, while playing with my daughter. It was a fantastic day until I felt an odd feeling on my ring finger. It was my ring sliding off. I pulled my hand out of the water and to my dismay I was missing my wedding ring. I yelled to my wife for help. We searched with the help of a nice couple and a few life guards but to no avail that day.

    I didn’t know what to do. But I knew I needed to get my wedding ring back. I did a Google search and found ring finders. I contacted Tracy and he was more than willing to help me. I arranged a time where Mt. Gretna lake would let us in to search. I had just purchased a small cheap underwater detector to help search. Tracy met me and my father at the lake to search. I told Tracy what happened and about where I lost my ring. He told me his plan of attack which sounded great. He started his systematic search, while I tried my best at using my small handheld detector. In a few minutes he gets a hit right about where I lost my ring. I dive down to scoop. Nothing… But Tracy still has it on his detector. I dive down again. Lots of sand but no metal. Then his detector turns off and won’t turn back on. He says this is odd, I’ve never had this problem before. He quickly learns water somehow got into it. So my dad had the great idea of taping my hand held detector to hockey stick. So we could search the bottom but not have to go underwater. Tracy being the expert that he is, I let him use the hockey stick metal detector. We were able to find a few soda tabs and coins, but no ring. And it was time for us to get out of the lake before it opened to the public.

    Tracy had to send his detector off to Texas to get fixed. When he got it back, we got in contact and set up a time to search again. Unfortunately, I couldn’t help because of work. But Tracy met my Dad at the lake to look again. This time Tracy brought his son to assist and dive for objects. My dad said they covered quite a bit of area and went pretty deep into the water on their search, but nothing.

    The lake I lost it in closes Labor for the year and no one is allowed in until they open again. That date was getting close. I emailed Tracy asking if he would be willing to search one more time. I was very thankful he said he would. So I arranged it that I could help him search. We were finding lots of change and metal junk but no ring. The lake owner comes down and says you have 10 minutes left. Just after that Tracy gets a really good hit. I dive down and located it with a pin pointer. Then get a greater big scoop of sand. I’m shaking the sand out and I think I see a sparkle. I tell myself don’t get to excited. I shake out some more sand. There my ring is sparkling back at me. I picked it up, put it on, and yelled “I got it!!!!!” This happened as the owner was coming to tell us our time was up. We found it in the last second.

    Thank You Tracy!!!!

  • Great to have help from Ring Finders (2019)


    Follow up: I want to thank Tracy for spending a lot of time with me and my friend Bob to help recover the wedding band. My wife was extremely happy that we were able to find it. Without his help and Patience we would have been lost along with the ring. Tracy was pleasant and thorough with his searching technique and he is highly recommended.

    Great to have help from Ring Finders and hopefully never have to use them again…LOL. But I will be sure to pass on our happy experience to any one that needs help. Thanks Again, Tracy! Great Job!