Megan was sitting out on a dock with a pile of Friends when someone fell into the lake. She jumped up to help and her cell phone fell into the waters dockside in Gibson Lake, Port Severn in beautiful cottage country of the Muskoka Lakes region in Ontario!
I headed up after work with my underwater metal detector and decided to use my new DIVE BLU3 NEMO hookah system with the 10’ hose instead of all my scuba gear! The Blu3 Nemo hookah system is around 15lbs and is perfect for any recoveries 10’ or less!! Beats dragging all the gear and heavy scuba tank(s)!! I love this little unit!
During my underwater grid search I had a visit from Mister Bass. I pulled up some cans, bungee cords, a hot wheels car and finally managed to find Megan’s cell phone in 10-15 minutes! Hopefully the bag of rice I supplied will help save her phone/photos from damage being in the water for a few days already!
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I have a call out fee. When I recover the lost item, I don’t take a reward! Instead, I request the client to ‘pay-it-forward’ with an immediate online donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation! The client then receives a tax receipt for the amount donated!! This is my 13th year snowmobiling for the Kelly Shires!
Vanessa and Danny took their young Family for a drive to Toronto. Vanessa removed her engagement ring and wedding band and set it on the center consul inside the van. After applying hand cream, 10 minutes later she went to put her wedding rings back on and only saw her engagement ring and no wedding band.
After searching the vehicle, bags, and hand bag Husband Danny decided to pull apart the center consul as they noticed the ring likely slipped into a small crack. No luck.
Vanessa found my Ring Finders blog page and contacted me! I arrived after work and agreed with Vanessa that the ring was still inside the vehicle!
Danny assisted me with pulling apart the consul (again) and checking cracks in the plastic and upholstery with my Stanley scope. I then lifter the spare tire compartment behind the two front seats, checked across the seem and spotted the glorious glitter of the diamonds on the end of the scope camera!
Then of course…. Scheming with Danny and then surprising his Wife with the pink plastic kids ring to return her beautiful 18k white gold/Diamond wedding bands!!
Check out the video!!
YES, TEARS OF JOY!! PRICELESS!
Grateful for Vanessa & Danny’s generous donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation as part of my PAY-IT-FORWARD program instead of receiving a reward! They will receive a tax receipt for their donation 🙏🏻💖THANK YOU💖🙏🏻
Breast cancer has touched both their sides of their Families 🙏🏻 Also, an 🙏🏻AMEN🙏🏻 to our PRAYER to St Anthony for lost/stolen items!
I received a message from Anita in Etobicoke! Her pool guys we’re investigating a defective or faulted feed to an underwater light in the spa with continued breaker tripping.
The pool guys moved a large boulder but were unable to locate the deck box. Since the deck box had a metal lid, it was suggested to obtain a metal detector.
Anita reached out to the ‘Toronto Metal Detecting’ Facebook Group where I was recommended as a contact that could assist!
As a former salt water pool owner I understood how the construction of my pool went! We were able to locate the lid in 5-10 minutes under a piece of rock on the side of the spa!!!
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Another happy client and another charitable donation coming into the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation in which Anita will be receiving a tax donation receipt!! Thank you Anita!
I love using my passion for metal/scuba dive detecting to help others and paying-it-forward raising charity donations!!
A young man from my town of Erin, Ontario named Patrick recently purchased throwing axes and knives. He was practicing in a nearby forest on his own property and unfortunately lost two of the items.
Patrick’s co-worker suggested that he could give me a call because She knew I was a registered metal/scuba dive detectorist with the global organization called “TheRingFindersDotCom”.
I met Patrick today and within 10 minutes found both of the lost items.
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Patrick recently cut off 16 inches of his golden locks and will be donating it to charity. Therefore, I waved my call out fee and he will still be making a donation to my charity ‘The Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation’ to pay-it-forward!!
Snowmobile Friends Deanna and Terry had invited me down for a visit. Dee remembered that I metal detect and of course I usually always take my gear with me!
Terry was worried that if there were ever an issue or a flood he wouldn’t be able to shut the water off! The valve was buried 13 years ago since it’s installation! The town had trouble locating it and I understand why! There were a number of metal pieces in the stones of the driveway which made the challenge difficult for town worker and also myself!
I took a reading off another visible shutoff valve. 10/11 on the Equinox800. I checked the location back from roadway and went back to the driveway entrance. I had numerous signals and readings but had an area beside the fence with an 11 on the Equinox800. Terry grabbed my shovel and SHAZAM… 6” down was the missing water shutoff valve!! Missing for 13 years!
I advised them to call the Township office to come out and GPS the valve for their records!
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It was great have an outing during Covid but more to see some dear Friends and help them out! I also met a neighbour with some little kiddo’s Scotti and Maverick. I think I inspired two new little Pirates!
I can’t wait to hit the “GALLAGHER FARM MARKET” this summer for another visit and some amazing fresh produce!
Check out Terry and Deanna’s page, order some wonderful produce (Covid times) and head down for a lovely drive! www.Gallagherfarmmarket.ca ORIGINAL SINCE 1972!
NIAGARA region is absolutely wonderful area along with all the people and communities in it!
Nitin from Brampton & Bhavna from Caledon were recently engaged to be married within the last week. They made a trip up to Blue Mountain Village in Collingwood, Ontario for some fresh air and a day out!
Nitin decided to make a snow ball on the pathway between the parking lot and the village stores. He felt his 11g 14k white brushed gold and diamond filled engagement band fall off his finger.
Nitin purchased a metal detecting as well as a blow torch to melt the snow. Unfortunately, Nitin had no success but tried his best.
Nitin searched the internet and found the ‘The Ring Finders Dot Com’ directory where he found my information. We made arrangement to meet at the Village on Monday late afternoon.
With-in 54 seconds, I had a sold 9 VDI signal on my Minelab Equinox 800 detector with-in 2” in the snow. I cleared the snow with my boot and spotted the Nitin’s engagement band!!
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A very happy couple alongside Bhavna’s Mother who was visiting from overseas. All were elated with joy!
Nitin made a generous donation to the “Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation’ on my behalf at my requirement for my ‘pay-it-forward’ campaign raising charity donation using my passion for metal detecting/scuba dive detecting for this charity I’ve been associated with 13 of 22 years!!
Thank you Nitin & Bhavna for allowing me the honour to recover and return Nitin’s sentimental engagement ring!
I wish you both much love & forever happiness with your upcoming nuptials in May! Blessings to all!
I received a call from Brittany who very distraught. She had been having fun in the snow. She threw a snowball at her fiancé James and lost her incredibly beautiful 18k white gold & diamond filled engagement ring!
James had gone and purchased a metal detector. He tried his best to locate the ring with no success.
I headed out in -8C weather and arrived at 10:00pm. I started my grid search pattern in the gully from the driveway out. This is to date, my quickest ring recovery in 20 seconds captured on a “FB LIVE” stream!!! I then set up the surprised!! I used my Minelab Equinox 800 and the ring was a solid 12 VDI!
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I am proud to use my passion for metal/scuba dive detecting to raise charitable donations for the KELLY SHIRES BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION!! I am truly blessed to have incredible benefits from my employer at The City of Brampton so I created my “pay-it-forward” program! I charge a fee to the call out. When I find the lost item, I don’t take a reward but instead I have the clients make an immediate on-line donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation! The client then receives a tax receipt in the amount donated!! It’s a WIN-WIN-WIN!!
The charity helps men & woman fighting breast cancer with monetary assistance for medicine, scans, wigs, food, transportation, daycare or even rent!! Yes, MEN GET BREAST CANCER TOO!!
Thank you Brittany & James for trusting me and giving me the honor to help recover your stunning engagement ring!
Young couple was building a snowman ⛄️ in a school sports field yesterday and the young man took his gloves off at one point. He then realized after a while he lost his platinum wedding band in the snow. They purchased a metal detector but had no luck. They reached out to me late last night and I made arrangement to meet them at the area very early this morning with all respecting COVID-19
I started off by circular gridding the snowman. Then at one point I continued in a half moon grid as it was evident I wasn’t required to check down the slop. A half pass later, I heard the double tone with a 16 number on the Minelab Equinox 800! I cleared the snow away and saw the round ring shape in a portion of the snow I had just moved.
I then asked to do a video for the blog for good luck ….and here’s what happened!! Video link below
Another #PAYITFORWARD donation coming into the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation! In turn the clients receive a tax receipt for their donation!!
Thank you Aman & Harman for calling upon my services!! I love using my detecting skills/passion to help other on lost sentimental/valuable items!!
I received a phone call from Jessica who was heartbroken as she lost a very sentimental Family heirloom pure gold ring that was made in Shanghai. Jessica graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Laws degree just two weeks ago! She wore her ring for her graduate photos. The wind caught Jessica’s graduation cap. Jessica quickly reached for the cap and felt her loose ring fly off her hand. The Family searched the area for some time with no luck. Even some of the University staff helped to look for her ring.
Jessica then obtained permission from the University of Toronto staff to allow a metal detectorist from ‘The Ring Finders’ directory to assist! I alway respect private property and am grateful to be granted permission to detect and help recover Jessica’s special ring! I would love to have permission to go back to recover & donate all the lost relics/history still in the ground! Saving history from generations ago! Who knows, there could be more lost U of T alumni rings!
I had many memories flooding back just driving down to the location! I even shed a few tears. You see, my late Father WO George Walker worked for Toronto Hydro for 40 years! As well, my Father was a well know bagpiper for the 48th Highlanders of Canada for over 50 years! He piped many weddings at Hart House and well as graduations ceremonies at the University of Toronto and York University! Happy proud tears for sure!
Check out the video of the ring return surprise! Great deal of thanks also to the Campus Police Officer Matthew for going along with the prank surprise as Jessica had left the location for a quick coffee!
This unique pure gold ring is not like any normal ring as it is a wrap-around ring with no connecting loop! Jesica and I thought the ring was 14k but it turns out the inside symbols represents the makers mark, a karat stamp referring to 99 pure gold and the number 14 which refers to ring size 14! Who knew!
Thank you Jessica for your generous donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation and entrusting me to help recover and return your priceless Family Heirloom graduation gift from your beloved Grandmother!! Happy, healthy, bright and safe future ahead and many years to come!!