Ring Found in Hills at Johnsonville, Wellington, New Zealand

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Sharon reunited with her ring

Sharon reunited with her ring

Sharon's ring deep in the grass

Sharon’s ring deep in the grass

Sharon was walking her dogs in the hills above her suburb when they were ambushed by another dog.  While attempting to separate the dogs one of her gold rings was flung off her finger and disappeared into very long grass somewhere downhill.

When we arrived it was drizzly and misty but Sharon’s bubbly personality meant the weather couldn’t put a damper on our mood and she couldn’t wait to show me where she had lost her ring.

Sharon took me to the exact spot where she had been standing.  A very large, prickly, gorse bush was very close and had me a bit worried but first to check out the long grass.

In less than 1 minute I got a faint signal.  I pressed down on the long grass and had trouble getting another beep and when it did it came back with a ferrous signal.  I thought it might have been a nail or barbed wire.  I used the pinpointer and tracked it about 6 inches right to the bottom of the tuft of grass, spread the blades and exposed a beautiful gold ring covered in diamonds.

There was an audible gasp from Sharon and as I looked up to see a beaming smile and then received a bear hug that nearly knocked me over.  Priceless.

Very generous reward – some of that will go to Life Flight Trust Rescue Helicopter.


2 Replies to “Ring Found in Hills at Johnsonville, Wellington, New Zealand”

  1. Hey! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a group of volunteers and starting a new project in a community in the same niche.
    Your blog provided us useful information to work on.
    You have done a extraordinary job!

  2. Brett Thom says:

    Hi Al, Good to see another Kiwi getting a good collection of successful recoveries too ;), regards Brett..from Auckland

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