Engagement ring pulled off by child into the Gull River, Kawartha Lakes Region, Norland, Ontario

  • from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)

Seva’s Wife was playing in the water with a child at a Private resort called Lakefront Hideaway Resort on Gull River, Kawartha Lakes cottage country region of Norland, Ontario.!

The young child accidentally pulled the wedding ring off of her finger and it fell into the water.

Seva rented a metal detector but had no luck finder the ring. A former Ring Finder Anne referred Seva to call me.

On the initial call out, I was given information that the ring was yellow gold and it was in front of the one gazebo. I grid searched the large area for 1 3/4 hours.

I unfortunately had to leave for a 1 o’clock appointment at North Lake Dalrymple for a lost Garman watch in which I successfully found very quickly. I immediately drove back 25 minutes to this location because I felt the ring was still there but further over!

After confirmation the ring was white gold not yellow gold I continued my grid search pattern to the right of where I left off. Within 5 minutes of bring back in the water I had a double tone. One item was negative meaning trash and the other item was a solid 7/8 on my Minelab Equinox800. On my second scoop there was Seva’s Wife’s beautiful wedding ring!

I FaceTimed Seva with the good news and proceeded to meet them after my holidays!


This ring went on a second lost journey prior to its return! The ring fell off my own lanyard with two other rings recently recovered. Panic, anxiety, and tears set it as I found 2 of the 3 rings. Now I know what my clients go through.

A wonderful neighbour Marina helped me retrace my steps. She found it and sure got me good the way I like to surprise my clients!! Tears and hugs of shock and joy!!! A few lessons learnt! Secure the ring(s) on a carabiner!!

I advised Seva and his Wife of the rings second journey! We finally met up for its return!

Thank you Seva for your generous donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation for my extra effort!!

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