Robert lost his ring the day after they got married! While on their honeymoon, Liz, the brides mother, jumped to action. She searched online for ways to find a lost wedding ring, and discovered our business website, www.LostandFoundRing.com. She was surprised that there was a Ring Finding Service in town – it was almost too good to be true! She called to make arrangements for us to come out and search for the ring. It was lost in chest deep water off of a pier on Lake Mendota, Madison, WI. She wanted to keep it a secret in the event we didn’t find it – the newlywed couple was devastated enough having lost the wedding band the day after their wedding, it would be worse if we searched with a metal detector and couldn’t find it.
We arrived on Saturday afternoon with our metal detector and our new Stealth Metal Detecting Sand Scoop, which has been a welcome addition to our tool set. The construction of the scoop is like none other I’ve used. It also has reduced our retrieval time, as the target object is typically in the scoop on the first attempt. Using our old scoop, it might take 2 to 4 attempts to retrieve the target item. After setting up a physical grid in the water using PVC pipes, we began searching for the lost wedding band in Lake Mendota, a signature lake in Madison, WI.
After only 15 mins, I had Robert’s ring in the bottom of the Stealth. Liz quickly called Robert and Heidi, the newlyweds to come over to their lake house. The YouTube video below captures the moment we returned the ring to them – priceless. The story was so good, the local NBC news station did a story on how the ring was lost and found. The link to this story is also below.
NBC15 News Story by Morgan Wolfe: Husband Loses Ring Day After Wedding
Lost and Found Ring YouTube Video of the Ring Return: Newlywed Lost Ring Found with Metal Detector – Madison, WI