Got a call from Connie that her daughter had lost 2 rings in the water while swimming. The 2 rings are silver with diamonds. Met Conning the next morning to start the search at 8:00 am. Search time was 3 hours and found the rings in shoulder deep water about 50 feet from where they thought they were. Connie said after I found them she thought there was now way possible to find the rings. She was very happy to get them back.
Received a call from Max on Friday he had lost his Platinum wedding band in Crystal Lake on Wednesday. He was on the lake for a day of fun boating with the family. He was throwing a football and swimming just having a relaxing day. They had pulled the boat up on a sand bar in 4 feet of water about 50 yards off shore. The next morning he noticed his ring was missing.
I met him at the closest spot to the location on shore. He got permission to cross private property for me to get to the search area. The search area was very large and not having an exact spot the boat was anchored. Plus the wind was blowing directly into the shoreline with waves about 1 to 1 1/2 foot high and winds 15-20 mph. Max had to fly home the next day back to California and wanted to try to get the ring before flying back home. The boat was anchored in water about 4 feet deep. He pointed me in the direction of the area they anchored the boat in. Searched the area for 3 hours and the waves were growing. After the second wave went over my head, I decided to stop for the night and wait till the winds either died down or change direction. Called Max back and told him the plan and he did not want me to go back he was happy with my effort. I was not happy yet till the area had been completely searched.
Waited till Sunday and the wind was blowing off shore and the surface was calm. I had asked Max to text me any pictures the group had facing the shoreline. In the background of one of the pictures, I noticed a small pine tree lining up with a window frame on a house. On the other side of the picture in the background the land owners property I had to cross had a boat on a lift. The support for the canopy lined up with the windshield on the boat. I used those 2 points to triangulate a starting boat position. Max had stated he was in an area about 100 foot circle around the boat. So, I started the second search from the area I could not get to Friday due to the waves. I used snowplow stakes to mark a grid area and found the ring about 20 feet away from the Triangulated spot I had marked.
Shipped the ring to Max in California and I’m happy to help out.
Received a call from John at 6:00am that his wife had lost 5 rings on the beach in Leland,Mi. at 6:00 pm the night before. Met up with John and his wife an hour later to start the search. John’s wife had put the 5 rings on a lawn chair when she went into the water. She went to leave and she had forgot about the rings and folded up the chair to leave. They took me to the area they thought they were set up at. Which was in the area where people like to have bonfires on the beach. Luckily I have the CTX3030 and can sort through the junk pretty easily. About 5 feet away I got multiple good signals in the same 10 inch area. We found 4 of the 5 rings in the 10 inch circle. I continued to search for the last ring but could not find it. John and his wife had to leave and I continued the search for 2 more hours. I searched the complete beach area, parking lot and road to the house they were staying at. I tried different coils and directions put the detector in all metal mode and dug every iffy/crappy signal. I’m confident the last ring is not on the beach. I think because it is Turquoise and silver someone saw it and picked it up. We found the most important ring the Platinum with a nice diamond they were happy with finding the 4 rings.
I was very happy to help out and appreciate the reward.
I got a call from Juan because his wife Heather had lost her wedding ring in the yard while installing wood fencing. Talked to heather to get a primary area to start the grid search. The primary area was 10 feet wide by 50 feet long. Started the grid search and 5 minutes in got a good solid shallow signal looked down and found the ring in the grass. Heather stated she and Juan had been over the area multiple times and did not see the ring. I was glad to help out and like the short easy hunts.
My wife showed me a Facebook post on a lost ring in a local lake.
I called Steve and told him I could help and to take the post down before one of the local pirates goes to find the ring and not give it back. Met Steve 1/2 hour later to look for the ring. Search time was about 45 minutes and the ring was found in neck deep water.
I got an email from a lady named Charity stating she lost her white gold ring with diamonds. She was brushing snow of her vehicle when leaving work at 12:30 am. She had searched for the ring for an hour that night. Then the next day till she had to go inside to warm back up. I was on location an hour after getting the email. It was 9 degrees outside and found the ring about 8 feet from where she thought it was. The ring was packed into snow about 3 inched deep in the parking lot. The ring needed to be found before the snowplows got to it. Did not have a chance for a picture due to her being on duty at work. I was very happy to help in the recovery.