Vic Auletta

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

Services are on a Reward Basis. I leave that up to you if I find your lost item. A small fee to cover fuel cost is appreciated in the event your item us not recovered.

Search Types

Beaches, Parks, Lakes, Yards

Search Locations

Anne Arundel County, Maryland and surrounding areas.

Vic Auletta's Bio

Originally from Queens, New York. I moved to Maryland in 1982. I've been metal detecting about four years and have recovered some very interesting items. I still work but get out as often as I can. I've located property markers for people and enjoy helping people locate lost items. Every piece I find has a story behind it. That's why I enjoy this hobby so much.

Vic Auletta - Recent Blog Post

  • Lost Ring in Davidsonville, MD, “FOUND” (2013)

    I had just returned home from vacation, when I received an email from Kristine that she had lost her ring while playing catch with her son in the Severn River. As she threw the ball, she watched as her ring sailed through the air and hit the water. She quickly went to where the ring […]

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  • Lost Ring in Edgewater MD, “FOUND” (2013)

    Michael was visiting family from Australia, over the Memorial Day weekend. The weather was nice and the house was right on the South River. Playing frisbe and tossing a football around in the shallow waters of the river, Michael noticed his wedding ring was gone. With only two days before heading back to Australia, he […]

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  • Lost Ring “FOUND” Kensington, MD (2013)

    Spring cleaning, we do it every year. That’s what Shawn wanted to do last weekend. After clearing leaves, branches from trees, vines, mulching flower beds, and cutting the grass, she noticed her ring was gone. Looking everywhere she thought it could have come off, it was nowhere to be found. Her boss told her about […]

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  • Lost Platinum Ring In Chesapeake Bay, “FOUND” (2012)

    I recieved an email from Jason who had lost his platinum wedding ring in the Chesapeake Bay. Jason was in town from Minnesota visiting his family.  He had noticed his ring missing after kayaking in the Bay.  When I arrived, he told me approximately where he thought he may have lost it. He was scheduled […]

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  • Lost Earring in Severna Park, “FOUND!!” (2011)

    Well, I have to say that this was my toughest find. I received an email from a woman who lost an earring in the Severn River. I called to get some information on when she believed she had lost it and agreed to come over on Sunday August 7th. Well as luck would have it, […]

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Vic Auletta - Testimonials

  • THEY FOUND IT!!! The small crowd cheered! Nobody could believe it! (2011)

    Vic found my husband’s wedding band at the bottom of the Magothy River! The ring had slipped off his finger while we swam at our community beach in Cape St. Claire. He realized right away that the ring was off and we spent almost 2 hours combing the area- we were over 30 yards out from the shore in waist-deep water, and even with swimming goggles you could only see about 6-8 inches in front of you. As it grew late, we conceded that we were never going to find the ring. My husband felt terrible about losing his wedding ring, though it was not his fault. I knew it was going to continue to bother him, so I went home and started searching the web. Initially, I was hoping to find a metal detector for rent, then I came across The Ring Finders’ website. I emailed Vic and was surprised with his speedy response. He offered to meet us the next morning to start searching! Sure enough, Vic was at the beach with his detector when we got there. He and my husband went into the water and covered a lot of ground. We started to attract a small crowd of spectators. I told them the story of the lost ring on the pier while the men continued their search. Over an hour into the mission Vic was still persistent. He had not given up hope- although we were all sure it was a lost cause. After nearly an hour and a half, THEY FOUND IT!!! The small crowd cheered! Nobody could believe it! Vic and my husband waded back to shore to be greeted by hugs and cheers. Vic Auletta, we cannot thank you enough! You recovered the ring and reminded us of two valuable lessons: never give up hope and don’t wear your wedding ring while swimming in a river!