Colin got my contact details from another metal detectorist in Auckland. Colin had been working in his garden a week ago when he realised that his wedding ring was missing.
He spent some time searching for it and tried to hire a metal detector. He got onto another ringfinding website in Auckland and they put Colin on to me.
The area to search was reasonably small but included small bits of landscaping that contained various bits of metal and nails.
After about 30 minutes I got a signal that I thought was another piece of junk, but when I dug about 2cm into the soil the ring revealed itself.
I always get such a thrill when the target appears like that. But not as much as Colin and his wife. They were really thrilled.
Thank you Colin for a generous reward – some of that will go to the Life Flight Trust Helicopter.