It was my 3 year anniversary, and my wife and I were celebrating at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo, Wisconsin. We hit the beach, and I decided to play some catch with a football. I noticed that my tungsten carbide ring was a little loose on one of the throws, and I probably should have taken it off, but I didn’t. On the very next throw I looked down and my ring was gone. I wasn’t sure if it flew off on the throw, or fell off when I put my hand down. I was sick to my stomach. There were a number of people on the beach that day, so we rounded up 6-7 of them to help look for my ring. However, after a long search, nothing turned up. I thought for sure I would never see my ring again.
I called around trying to find a metal detector to rent that could be used in the water, but after calling a number of places … no luck. I turned to Google and found the www.TheRingFinders.com website. I contacted one of the members on the directory, but after a couple of emails back and forth, communication stopped and he didn’t seem interested in helping. I then reached out to Dan, and he responded almost immediately. Unfortunately, he was out of town on vacation, but he kept in touch and said he would help out if he could. He lives in the Madison area, so I was impressed he was willing to drive close to an hour just to help me out. On Father’s Day weekend, he made the trip up to Devil’s Lake to search for my ring.
Dan asked tons of good questions to get an idea on the location, what I was doing at the time, how deep in the water I was, where I was standing and what my ring looked like. He then performed the search on his own along with his 11 year old son, which I thought was cool. He said after 2 hours, a handful of bottle caps, pop tops, $0.39 cents in change … he was about to give up and then got a promising hit on his metal detector – my ring. Dan later called me and told me the entire story, I couldn’t believe it – he had found my ring. Later that day we met at the park and he handed the ring back to me. My wife and I both fought back tears, what am amazing feeling. My wife and I can’t thank you enough Dan and Carter for finding and returning my ring!
Tungsten Carbide Ring Devil’s Lake State Park Beach