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Man’s Wedding Band Slipped off in the Ocean, Found and Returned Holden Beach, NC

  • from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I woke up this morning to a text message saying, “Good morning. My husband and I got married on OIB 6/11. We are vacationing in Holden beach with friends this week. Late yesterday afternoon he watched his wedding band slip off in the ocean.  We had a nice guy come this morning at low tide with a metal detector, but no luck. He recommended getting in touch with you. Are you available to help find my husband’s wedding band?” I called the number attached to the text and talked with Francine. I asked the usual questions, “what time did he lose it, how deep was he, and does he have a good idea of the area.” She responded he had lost it around 6 p.m., about knee deep, and was sure of the area. I knew the tide at Holden was at 4:55 p.m. the day before, so he lost it about an hour after low tide. It’d be a challenge but not impossible. I told her I’d be up there at 4 p.m. which would give me a little under 2 hours to search before the tide changed.

When I arrived, Chuck met me in the drive way and introduced himself as the husband who lost his wedding band. He confirmed everything Francine had told me, so I told him to lead the way and we’d try our best to find it. I could tell Chuck was distraught over losing his ring, and who wouldn’t be. Chuck and Francine led me past the swimming pool, where many of the friends were hanging out. We continued across the boardwalk and out on the beach. Smartly, Chuck had lined himself up between a post and trash can on the beach when it happened. Since we weren’t on a part of the beach that had public access and a lot of trash, I decided to use my White’s PI. I started a grid search from the wet sand out into the surf, which was building and getting a few larger waves. As I finished my second grid line, I confirmed with Chuck about the post and trash can. He thought I should move over to my left and line up with an umbrella that was up on the beach. It was getting late and I figured the umbrella wouldn’t be up much longer. So, I moved over a few more feet and lined up with the corner of a beach house roof to help keep my grid lines straight. Those few extra steps made the difference. I walked back out in the surf, turned around and was making my way back to the beach for the next line. About 20 to 30 feet from the beach, I got a solid loud tone. Since it was the only signal I had gotten, I felt pretty confident it was Chuck’s ring. I dug a scoop, the target was still in the hole, two more scoops and I still didn’t have the target. Without looking, I knew Chuck and Francine were watching me with great anticipation. Took a fourth scoop and had the target. Instead of shaking the sand out in the water, I carried the scoop up to the beach and dumped it. Ran the coil over the pile, got the signal and spread the sand with my foot. I don’t know if Chuck or Francine saw the ring, but I did and reached down and picked it up. I washed the sand off it and handed it to Chuck. Francine excitedly screamed and jumped in Chuck’s arms. Within a few minutes everyone that had been sitting around the pool was now running down the beach with excitement. What a warm wonderful feeling seeing Chuck and Francine so happy and excited, this is exactly why I do this.

Chuck and Francine – Thank you so much for allowing and trusting me to help find your treasure. Sit back, relax and enjoy the rest of your vacation!!!

Jim

  

Lost Lady’s Gold Ring with Red Heart – Duck– Outer Banks, NC – Found

  • from Kitty Hawk (North Carolina, United States)

I got a call from after 6 pm from Keith.  His daughter Emily had lost her gold ring when a sudden thunderstorm came up and they had to hurry off of the beach.  The ring had been in the cup holder with her phone but as they ran off of the beach…It was lost in the sand.

I asked the normal questions about if they knew approximately where they had lost it and if it was possibly in the water.  He was sure of where it was lost and it was not in the water.  However, it was low tide and if I waited, it could be in the water before morning.  I told him that I would come right out.

When I arrived Keith showed me where he thought they lost it and Emily showed me a picture of it.  I fired up the Equinox 800 and began sweeping.  I cover the entire area and then went from there to the beach access.  I found sinkers, hot wheel cars, bottle caps, but no ring.  I decided to start over.

When I did I got a hit…weak and deep.  As I dug the target two children approached me and asked what I was doing.  I explained that I was looking for a ring…just then, as I shook my extreme scoop…a tell-tale rattle.  The ring appeared and I showed it to the little girl.  She said, “can I have it?”  I said, I’m sorry, it belongs to the girl right over there…pointing to Emily.

Emily began shouting, “he found it!”  Overjoyed, she and her dad came over for pictures.  Another happy family.

 

Huge Platinum With Black Diamonds Wedding Ring Lost at Marina Del Rey Beach…Found and Joyfully Returned.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

Steve’s Emergency Metal Detecting Service For You if you lost a ring or something precious to you. Please don’t wait until tomorrow, time will work against you, please CALL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, CALL NOW! 310-953-5268

Justin called and explained that he had lost his wedding ring two days before, but wanted to know if I would be able to help find it. I went over the loss with him on the phone with a barrage of questions to see if a search might still be warranted. It seemed as though the odds were against him, but we decided to do the search anyway. Later that day we were to meet at the spot and do the search.

When I got there Justin explained that the ring was big. We walked out towards the spot he believed the loss occurred. As we approached I could see where the county beach cleaning machines had gone through, and it was right in the area he had shown me. There was a small area near the slope that had not been touched by the machines, and mentioned to Justin that it would be great if that was where the ring had fallen. I began working the area between the slope, and where the machines had cleaned. One pass, and then on the second pass I received a strong signal, put my scoop in, and pulled up this massive ring. The ring was at least 3/4 inch wide, and so thick each edge was lined with black diamonds; at least a full ounce of platinum. I showed it to Justin, who in total disbelief ran over to see. It was his ring! All he wanted to do is give me a hug, as he thought it was gone forever, and now had it back. I was so happy to have been able to help him. Love that smile!

 

Don’t let the County beach cleaning machines take your lost valuable, call as soon as possible! I will work hard, using the most up to date metal detectors, to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search, Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Northridge, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, Zuma Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, Southern California, and Ventura County.

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Diamond Stud Earring Lost in Grass at Newport Beach Park…Found and Joyfully Returned.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

Steve’s Emergency Metal Detecting Service For You if you lost a ring or something precious to you. Please don’t wait until tomorrow, time will work against you, please CALL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, CALL NOW! 310-953-5268

I was contacted by Andrew and Gayle about a lost earring. They had been at the park the day before, and in the process of removing her purse, the strap scraped Gayle’s ear removing her earring. She reached up to feel it and all she could feel was the backing that was still stuck to the back of her ear lobe. It was lost in the thick grass. We decided on a time to meet, and I was on my way.

When I got there they were waiting for me. They took me into the park, and explained that they had used a metal detector, but found that there was continual beeping from the ground, which proved to be frustrating. I got out the detector that I normally use for stud earrings. We put the other earring in a Ziplock bag, and placed it on the ground, where I checked it to make sure my detector would “see” it. It did, and the pin pointer would barely pick it up. I began, and immediately found that my detector was sounding off every 3 to 4 inches, it seemed as though the city placed metal screening below the sod to hold it in place, which wasn’t good. I then decided to use the other detector I brought with me which has a VDI readout, and again tested the earring. It was able to “see” it also, and I got a number to go on, eliminating all the other stuff that was setting the detectors off. It didn’t take long before I received a number close to what I was looking for, and put in the pin pointer. I moved it around, got a reading, and then there, there it was! I picked it up, and gave it to Andrew, who went to show his wife. She came back, and all I was getting was hugs from her and her mom. What an awesome time!

 

Don’t let the County beach cleaning machines take your lost valuable, call as soon as possible! I will work hard, using the most up to date metal detectors, to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search, Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Northridge, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, Zuma Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, Southern California, and Ventura County.

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Gorgeous Diamond Ring Recovered At Oval Beach

  • from Holland (Michigan, United States)

Yesterday I received a call from Rachael, stating she had just lost her wedding ring in about waist-deep water at Oval Beach in Saugatuck.  She and Dylan were spending some time with relatives, relaxing and just being together after the crisis of losing their 31 year old cousin and attending the funeral a few days ago.  She simply couldn’t handle the loss of her ring after that other huge loss.  Anxious to help, Gregg Larabel and I arrived at the beach within an hour, and Dylan showed us where they thought we should look — an area of water about 30 feet by 40 feet.  I started searching straight down the center of that area, and in about 5 minutes I got a terrific signal that I knew had to be the ring.  A couple of scoops later and I had Rachael’s beautiful ring in my scoop.  Announcing the find brought Dylan, Rachael and a bunch of their relatives over to see the prize.  Their somber week had just turned into smiles and laughter for everybody.  These are the memories we strive for.                                                                                                      

Sometimes you don’t have to call

  • from Virginia Beach (Virginia, United States)

We get a joy out of returning lost items. Sometimes we just find lost items on the beach and hunt the owners down. This was the case with this cell phone. When I found it it was dead but after charging it opened up and was not locked. I was able to retrieve the number and call and I shipped it back to the owner. Another win!

Platinum 950 Wedding Ring Lost At Jackfish Lake! Village Of Meota, Saskatchewan.

  • from Edmonton (Alberta, Canada)
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Evrhetton called me on July 9th requesting my service to find his wedding band in Jackfish Lake!
After asking Evrhetton a few questions, he was certain of the location where his ring fell off in the water. He sent me a picture of the area with a marker of the approximate area where the ring could be.
The Village of Meota Saskatchewan is approximately 400km east of Edmonton and a 4 hour drive for me! Again after asking a few more questions I agreed to do a recovery search for his ring but unfortunately Evrhetton was not able to be there due to work commitments which made the search more difficult for me. I agreed to head out early on Monday morning, the 19th July.
Arriving in Meota around 9:30 am I found the lake calm and had a good feeling about this recovery search. Once the markers were set up I began my search. After 3.5 hours and reviewing the pictures Evrhetton sent me, I called Evrhetton and had him talk me through to the exact location. He said he was beside a sea doo and dove to catch a football and that’s where he was certain his ring came off, or 20 feet to the right of the sea doo. After taking a break and re-evaluating the situation I thought that the ring was possibly further out due to its size and weight. I also determined that by throwing the football with force it was quite possible that the ring had flown further out.
I again rearranged my markers further out into the lake. After a six hour search I received a sweet tone in my ears and said to myself “YES, this has to be the ring! I scooped it up and yes I had a ring! After checking the inscription on the ring 07/27/2019, it was indeed the ring that I was looking for. I met up with Evrhetton today in Edmonton and on his second anniversary 07/27/2021.  He was very grateful I that was able to find his ring and once again his ring is back where it belongs, on his finger. Thank you Evrhetton for giving me the challenge of finding your ring.

Another Happy Client!

Lost ring in Salt Lake City: Found

Forbes and a friend spent an afternoon moving rocks and cleaning up brush for a project at Forbes’ mother’s home. The friend removed his gold wedding ring so it wouldn’t get scratched, and put in a pocket that unfortunately had a hole. The ring disappeared. They searched, but couldn’t find the ring in the gravel, dirt, or grass where they had been working. Forbes felt bad that his good friend lost his ring while helping out. They found me on TheRingFinders.com and asked for help. I brought my metal detectors to search the yard, but the ring was not there. They had filled an entire large rolling trash can with green waste, and we wondered if the ring might be there, even though they had searched through it all once before. We emptied the entire contents on to the street, and scanned it with my metal detector. We found the ring, then cleaned up the mess!

Lost White Gold Ring Underwater Found In Cass Lake, Waterford Twp., Michigan

  • from Detroit (Michigan, United States)

The 7th Wave…..

….As a storm ended a water volleyball game near the edge of a sandbar last Sunday, Sen and his family made their way back to shore in their small watercraft. Upon exiting the boat he noticed his wedding ring missing. Making plans to meet today I was anxiously studying the weather reports. As I loaded my gear the sky was overcast and the wind was picking up. I enjoyed the scent of the lake and the cooling air as we sped towards the suspected location. Upon arriving I quickly noticed the difference in depth of the water. We jumped in and the cooling feel of the water energized and refreshed me. Thru my snorkel mask I could see the bottom quite well and as I started to grid search a few good size bluegill came over to check things out. Shoulder deep in the water it started to roll a bit with the increase in wind. 3 waves went over my head and even with my weight belt on I felt my feet lift from the sandy bottom. My metal detector sounded off on a few targets and they were all junk metal. Moving along the edge of the sandbar I was greeted with 3 more waves as I breathed thru my snorkel. Continuing my grid search I got a good sounding signal, and partially showing thru the sand I saw a silver colored object. Preparing to recover it I was hit once more with the 7th wave, so I took a deep breath and descended down to the object roughly 6 feet deep. Recognizing it as the ring I grabbed it and headed towards the surface. Heading to where I could stand above water I quickly held up the ring and in excitement Sen moved towards me and was amazed that the ring was recovered! His Dad and brother saw the ring held in the air and steered the boat towards us. On the way back we enjoyed the ride and discussed the adventure and success, laughing that it only took 7 waves to find it!

Jon

 

Engagement Ring Lost In Surf Found On Topsail Beach

  • from Morehead City (North Carolina, United States)

 

TOPSAIL, NC

Alison was out on a boogie board that had a break in the foam causing the nose to dive down.  This caused Alison’s hand to plunge hard into the sandy bottom.  She felt her engagement ring get pulled off of her finger.  About an hour after the loss, she found out about Crystal Coast Ring Finders.  After speaking to her I loaded my equipment and headed to the Topsail beach location.  A through grid search only provided 2 wires and a newer penny.  I extended the search area to the west and received a strong signal on the Minelab Equinox 800.  Before attempting to recover the item, I looked at Alison and her husband with my fingers crossed.  Before Alison’s husband could get to me, I had her lost engagement ring in my hand.