Lost Heirloom Ring Wisconsin Metal Detecting Recovery

  • from Twin Cities Metro (Minnesota, United States)

I received a call from John about a lost heirloom ring passed down from his Father. John recently bought a boat and parked it at a slip on the Mississippi river. While putting down his swim platform at the back of his boat, his Gold Diamond heirloom ring slipped off his finger and into the river. (I have to mention, John recently lost a lot of weight) The river is very muddy & the visibility while diving is zero. I jumped into the river at the back of his slip and hoped the ring didn’t fall too close to the metal supports that hold up the slip. There were many hits on my metal detector as I searched. I pulled out an Iphone first, though it was water logged and destroyed, so; no getting that back to it’s rightful owner. After about 15 minutes and finding a lot of junk, I decided to feel around in the approx. area. I got incredibly lucky as my ring finger actually went right inside the ring. Diving with no visibility is hard to say the least, you have no clue where you are or what’s right in front of you. Congrats on getting the ring back John, a pleasure to chat with you.