Metal Detecting for a Lost Wedding Band at Wreck Beach, Vancouver

  • from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

I received a call the other day asking if I could help find a lost gold wedding band then I heard the words Wreck Beach…This is a famous nude beach and that’s OK but the tough thing about this beach is the hike up & down…I think it close to 490 steps from top to bottom…I’m waiting for knee surgery so this is the hardest beach for me to access…But that won’t stop me from helping someone!

I set a time to meet Juan at 5am to drive to the beach, when we got there the tide was going out and Juan showed me the area where he thought  the ring came off. I was excited to start the search and find his ring because I knew how important it was to him and the fact that he lost the ring on his 3rd anniversary…

I started my grid search and close to 4 hours later no ring…? Most times when I do a grid search and don’t find what I’m looking for it’s only because I’m not searching the right area.

I had to pack it up for the day because the tide was coming in and my knee was getting sore! I hate that feeling when you don’t find what you’re looking for to see the look of the face of the people you’re trying to help.  I would come back in a couple of days and do another search in a different area as  I knew his ring was out there some where… I know if I don’t find what I’m looking for it’s only because it’s not where the person thinks it should be.

I came back 2 days later and continued my grid search,  after 1 hour as the tide was going out I got a sweet signal and dug down about 8 inches and saw the beautiful white gold wedding band in my sand scoop!











It’s the greatest feeling when you see the ring in the scoop because you know how much happiness it will bring that person.













I love my job! I have found over 300 lost rings and every ring has an amazing story attached to it…Now the story gets to continue.

Thanks for reading my blog!

Best, Chris Turner


You can watch the video of the search below…

10 Replies to “Metal Detecting for a Lost Wedding Band at Wreck Beach, Vancouver”

  1. Mark Rubey says:

    Nice save on that wandering ring! We have a similar nude beach down here. Black’s Beach access is down a steep cliff with homemade type steps cut into the sandstone. No hand rails either! That trip back up is a real workout.

  2. Chris Turner says:

    They don’t make it easy for naked people!!!

  3. Great effort, especially with a bum knee. Hopefully quick repairs to the knee in the near future.

    1. Chris Turner says:

      Thanks Larry, I should be getting the surgery in a few months and I’ll be as good as new…

  4. John Volek says:

    Another fine example of why you need a professional metal detectorist to look for your lost property.

    John Volek

    1. Chris Turner says:

      Most recoveries as you know John show up in places people wouldn’t expect…

    1. Chris Turner says:

      Thanks Greg…Fun search! Happy Hunting…

  5. Mike Mc says:

    Way to hang in there and make that find. Must have been brutal on the knee but I know it was worth it to see those smiles!

    1. Chris Turner says:

      It was hard the first search to walk up those stairs with no recovery…The second time up was much easier knowing he would get his ring back…

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