I had seen the call for help go out over one of my many metal detecting groups. When I offered my assistance I didn’t think I’d have the opportunity and thus went about packing for my Mount Diablo overnight with my boys and some friends.
When another md’ing friend asked if I was still available and that another of our piers had searched but had no luck, I again offered my assistance, packed some gear, and off I went.
The client took me to the 5th floor balcony from which the ring was lost and we observed the location from above. After moving back down to ground level it was revealed that two rings went over the edge and one had been recovered that night from the planter bed. Now, knowing that a searcher had previously swung over the area, I knew that if we were going to find it, it was going to be found within one of the many plants and bushes in the planter bed.
I offered the client the opportunity to assist by using a Garret pin-pointer to start probing the area including the foliage. I did the same, and within 20 minutes or so, an ecstatic client exclaimed, “I’ve found it!” It was indeed within one of the plants of the planter bed. The stoke was high on both our parts and he requested “Can I give you a hug?” To which I replied “of course.”
The successful search and recovery sparked really good vibes that carried me throughout the weekend. This would serve as my first search as a member of The Ring Finders team and…we made the recovery!!!