It was a routine day at my office where I’m a Project Manager for a steel erection company. In between writing up change order requests and preparing for an annual Quality and Safety Management Systems Audit I received a text message from the Dunmore Family in Pittsburg, CA. The text was requesting someone to locate a children’s ring lost in the backyard.
I promptly contacted the family on the phone for more details and to schedule a time for the search. I explained the service I could provide and the contract that would be required once I arrived to the site. Once a time was decided upon, I requested the family to confirm the appointment and their address via text message.
Arriving at the location, I was greeted by the family and we discussed more details about the missing ring and how it was lost. It was revealed that the ring was a gold heirloom “Confirmation” ring that was once a gift to the son who was preparing to pass it down to his son at an impending Confirmation Ceremony. The child was wearing the ring while playing with a soccer ball in the backyard when it flung from the youngsters hand. The family searched and the ring was not recovered.
Before I searched, I explained my process to the family and we had the child duplicate his actions and the location to the best of his ability. After approximately 15 minutes of being on site and maybe 6 minutes into the search…we made the recovery!!!