First Lost Ring Recover of 2014, Airdrie Alberta

  • from Calgary (Alberta, Canada)

Early Bird gets the Worm . . .  errr . . . I mean ring.

Last night, no this morning at 1:00 am, I was awoken by my mobile phone buzzing ( I have it on vibrate at night) so as most would do ignored it then it went off again at 1:10 am. Thinking this must be very important I took a look and didn’t recognize the number but noticed there was a voice mail.  The voice mail said ”  my brother in law has lost his wedding ring can you come out now or tomorrow”.   Well, I was still half a sleep, so I sent a text message saying ” Text me the address and I’d be out at 9:00 am”.  Almost immediately I got a response with the address and a desperate plea to come out right away as it was lost on a main road and they were afraid the snow plow would come by and scoop it away.  I sent back “I’ll be right over”

Fifteen minutes later, I arrive at the address bleary eyed and still half asleep but dressed for the -15 C weather, with all my gear.  I was met by the brother in law, wife and husband.  It was explained that he opened his truck door and snow got on the seat so he brushed it off with his hand and the ring went with the snow into more snow.  By the time they called me they had already been searching for 2 hours and the snow had been all trampled down in the search area.  I started my search and after only 2 passes got a nice loud report from my Garrett ATPRO, as I scraped away the trampled snow a shiney White Gold Ring revealed itself.  They all voiced their gratitude for the service and return of the Wedding Ring that was only 3 years old. As you can see the husband was relieved to be out of the dog house.   I returned home to my warm bed to dreams of another recovery well done.

They were amazed that such a great website as existed with Detecting specialists all over the world and one in there own town.

HAppy to have Weddding Ring back

 Whote Gold Ring Closeup











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Airdrie, Calgary, Cochrane, Carstairs, Irricana, Beiseker, Didsbury, Olds, Bowden, Innisfail, Okotoks
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2 Replies to “First Lost Ring Recover of 2014, Airdrie Alberta”

  1. Chris Turner says:

    I love that story Bill…I myself have been woken up all hours of the night and jumped into my truck half asleep but excited to go search for a lost rng. The only difference was never at -15c Way to go! Nice recovery!
    Happy 2014, Chris

  2. Way to go, Bill. That is so cruel….. nice warm bed and then -15°. That hurts just thinking about it!

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