Joe was at a local swim beach on the St. Croix River. He was watching some kids doing handstands in the water and thought he would give it a try. He forgot about the 3.5-ounce gold necklace around his neck. As he tried the handstand his necklace slipped off into the water. He was standing in approx. 5 feet deep of water. His wife noted exactly where he was when the necklace slipped off. He searched by hand and also tried racking the area into shallow water though he just couldn’t find it. He talked to a couple of local divers who seemed a bit shady and decided on the ring finders. Joe found me on theringfinders.com website and we planned the next day for a scuba search. Scuba searching allows me the benefit of quick recovery, always getting the target that my detector locates and seeing what I’m dealing with. Such as old cans, iron chains, junk etc. I searched the area for approx. a half an hour when I got that beautiful “Gold tone” from my Excalibur metal detector. I cleared away the thin layer of sand and muck and could see the shine of gold from the sun’s reflection. I know how much this necklace meant to Joe, he was truly heartbroken and didn’t think there was much of a chance of recovery – What a great feeling to put the gold necklace back in his hands. :O)
Congrats Joe, I’m glad I could help out!!!