Chuck Raison, Author at The Ring Finders

Higgins Lake Mi. Lost Engagement Ring. FOUND!

  • from Baldwin (Michigan, United States)

On 7/3/22 i was called to Higgins lk ml. to find an engagement ring lost while playing football in the swimming area, Eva was beside herself with the loss of her ring.  I made the 2 hr. drive in somewhat record time after receiving her call around 6 pm.  Eva and her husband had a pretty good idea as to the area the ring was in.  In roughly 10 minutes after reaching the area I scooped a vape pen,  The very next hit I knew was her ring even before I set my scoop to work.  The look on Eva’ face,  the Loud yell of joy and disbelief And the happiness hug reminded me once again why I do this ring finder service.  Another satisfied caller for the book of smiles.


Lost Engagement Ring, Gladwin Mi. FOUND!

  • from Baldwin (Michigan, United States)

Monday Labor Day my wife and i drove to Gladwin mi. in answer to a call from Chris.  While getting out of their paddle boat Jenifer lost both her rings.  The wedding ring landed in the boat and the engagement ring went into the channel.  After a while diving the bottom with no luck i surfaced to get my bearings and Chris said maybe out deeper .  So i went back down into the mud and silt for another try. 5 minutes later i came up with ring in pouch.  As i climed yo the dock i could see many smiling faces,  What a great labor day.

Cell Phone Lost In Brohman Mi, FOUND!

  • from Baldwin (Michigan, United States)

Got a call from John and Meg on Friday before labor day.  While at their family home/cottage their daughter tipped over next to the dock.  When she climbed out of the water she noticed her phone was gone.  They searched for it to no avail.  I showed up saterday early and headed into the weeds, lilly pads and roots not to mention mud almost to the knees.  after about a half hr.  I started out deeper.  Six ft farther out i hit a off signal.    A few minutes of reaching into the roots and mud i felt the flat square shape of the phone.  John accidently turned it on and it worked.  I told them to shut it off fast and put it into a bowl of rice for a couple days.  last i heard it survived.  i also found a very old double bladed ax head.  Johns grandpa built the house in 1910.  probably lost the ax while clearing.  OR  possibly tipped over in his canoe many yre ago.

Lost Engagement Ring In Ludington Mi. FOUND!

  • from Baldwin (Michigan, United States)

Got a call from Sally this week. Her daughter had been up all night searching the sands of sterns beach in Ludington for he lost engagement ring with no luck.  I drove straight there from work knowing rings get found by random detectorist daily on popular beaches,  I met up with Sally and we walked to the area the group was in the night before.  I started to grid a 20 yd square while still asking questions. On the second pass i hit a perfect tone and set of numbers that told me i had it. I looked at Sally and smiled, then drew my pin pointer and in seconds i picked up a beautiful 14k white gold diamond ring.  Sally was beside herself to see me find the ring so fast.  Sometimes things work out perfectly in the end.

Lost Ring @ Higgins lk mi. (Found)

  • from Baldwin (Michigan, United States)


Received a call from Josh on the third of July.  while playing catch with a football in 3 ft, water his ring he had made while in Africa slipped off his finger and disappeared under the waves,  We made arrangements to meet the next morning,  the forth and search for the ring. Thankfully Josh had the presents of mind to pinpoint the area where he was in at the time of loss.  roughly 30 minutes and my third signal i was able to reunite ring and owner.  you can tell by the smile that Josh was a very happy young man.

 

Lost wedding band Irons mi. Found !

  • from Baldwin (Michigan, United States)

I was called last week with a plea for help in finding a wedding band that was lost one and a half yrs ago.   When i arrived Saterday 11/21 Terri showed me the area her husband Rich had lost the ring while carrying brush to a burn pile.  She also informed me that two other detectorist had been there with no luck finding the ring.  I started in the wooded area and worked my way to the burn pile all the time thinking that was where it would be.   After 20 minutes of moving partial burnt brush i started swinging my ATPro over the dirt and ash.   First hit was a melted 22 bullet.  The 2nd hit was 3 inches down and there was the ring.  A little discolored from the heat but in good condition otherwise.   When i handed the ring to Terri she broke out in tears of joy and disbelief.   All in all a happy ending To a year and a half oif not losing hope.   Chuck R  TRF        Sorry no pictures.   Computer says limit size exceded on the pics. I will add when i figure it out.

Engagement Ring Lost To Higgins Lk. “Found”

  • from Baldwin (Michigan, United States)

Hello everyone.  On the forth of July i received a call for help from a friend of Maggies.   While at a huge boat party at Higgins lake in Michigan Maggies engagement ring became lost to the lake.  In my estimation there was well over 500 people partying on boats and in the water.   When Maggie lost the ring she had the presence of mind to freeze where she thought the ring came off.  The trip took me over two hrs to get from my home in Baldwin Mi to where she was still standing waist deep in the lake.  After a brief discussion i turned on my ATpro and started to run a small grid around her.  in less than two minutes and about 5 feet from her i hit a great tone and solid 50.  i looked up and said here’s your ring.  Maggies face lit up and all her friends came rushing over to give hoots and hollers along with congrats. We all  had a few minutes of great conversation and then i waded the 150 yds back to the shore where my wife had been waiting.  Probably the quickest recovery ive had so far and i commend young Maggie for her vigilance and stamina which made the recovery so easy.  Life is good.

Maggies Ring

Gold ring lost in 2018 at ludington mi. Found sept. 2019

  • from Baldwin (Michigan, United States)

Received a message from Greg Larabel   {who knew i didn’t live to far from ludington mi}   asking me if i would go to Ludington to look for a ladies lost ring.  Already searched for by another detectorist without success,  i figured i might be able to get enough info from this lady [Jeanie ]  to make a good guess as to where the ring might be.   Jeanie was quite sure the ring had flown off her finger while shaking her hand to remove some fibrous material .  She was facing  the house which was skirted with shrubs and ivy plants and was quite sure the ring was in there somewhere. After a while on hands and knees poking my pin pointer everywhere i stood up and stepped back to look things over again.   In a few seconds it dawned on me that if she was facing the house and snapped her wrist down to flick something off her hand the ring should not come off until her her hand was down or even behind her in the flick motion.  I put my back to the shrubs and started forward across the yard. Six to eight feet from the shrubs i hit a solid target. One little slice with my knife and there it was.  just one inch in the dirt under the grass.   One very happy lady and i felt pretty darn good myself.  Chalk another one up for The Ring finders ,  See you on the book of smiles Jeanie.

Three day tough search at Ludington mi. state park.

  • from Baldwin (Michigan, United States)
  • On the 28th of august i received a text message from Jessica who had lost her wedding ring set in lake Michigan.   After sending me a map of where she thought she lost it i geared up to go the next morning.  Day one 8/29/19,  waves so high i couldn’t even get 15 feet off shore without getting tossed all over.   Day two  8/30/19,  tried again but the waves still tossed me all over.  Day three  8/31/19  the am weather report said 4 mph winds so off to ludington again with high hopes.   When i arrived i was surprised to see 2 foot waves and the wind was around 10 mph and rising.  I headed straight to the water and out to the 3 ft. depth the ring was supposed to be in.  I was guessing at depth do to waves and swells constantly changing depth.  An hour and a half later and the waves we’re going over my head and pushing me all over.  Frustrated i decided to call it a day before i got dragged out to Davy Jones locker.  I went about 15 feet toward shore and got a hit.  My third hit for the day.  It took 3 scoops to get the target and when i looked in the scoop after rinsing the sand out,  there it was.  I couldn’t believe my eyes.  I had already accepted that i wasn’t going to find it that day.  I stopped to see Dan the head guy at the park to show him the ring and thanked him on behalf of Jessica and myself.  Metal detecting is not allowed at the beach do to historical reasons.  Another happy camper, A grateful young lady.  Another smile for the book of smiles.  Chuck TRF

Lost ring near Baldwin mi. FOUND!

  • from Baldwin (Michigan, United States)

This was a special hunt.   Whatever skills i have aquired since buying my first detector were all on the line.   Here’s what happened.   My daughter, son in law and two of my grand kids came up from Indiana for the weekend.   Two days back i had detected a local park and found a nice little ring about 4 inches deep.  Back at home i washed it and decided it would fit Emily my 8 yr. old grand daughter.  When they arrived i gave it to her and she loved it.  Several hours later she was quite upset when she told me she lost it.  She had been carrying it with some other jewelry in her hand and somewhere it fallen from her grip without her noticing.  For a half hr i searched the driveway, the road where she had been riding her bike and some grass areas.  Now here is where the skills paid off.  You have to ask all the right questions when dealing with a distraught 8 yr old.  Finally we ruled out the bike ride and most of the yard and narrowed it down to between the house and the camper.  Ten minutes later i found the ring.  This pic is 8 yr old Emily very happy again.  Cred ability saved.  WHEW!!!