Found her cat but lost her ring in Grand Rapids, MI

  • from Holland (Michigan, United States)

Gregg Larabel, my fellow ringfinder, got a call from Derek whose fiancee (Brooke) lost her engagement ring in the woods behind her apartment while looking for her cat.  She had put her ring in her jacket pocket before entering the woods, and after returning with the cat she found her pocket empty.  After Brooke gave us the story we marked off an area approximately 60ft x 60ft where she went in the woods.  The terrain dropped off sharply there, and the floor of the woods was covered with matted leaves and brush, making for tough searching.   After 2 hours we called in a friend, Dan B, to help us.  It was getting late and the three of us decided to give it one last shot before calling it a day and planning a return trip.  I walked down the hill into the woods and began searching about 20ft beyond the borders we had set up.  I got a good signal, took a closer look, and there was the ring lying in plain sight, right on top of the matted leaves.  To put it mildly, Derek and Brooke were ecstatic and can now concentrate on the upcoming wedding and reminisce in their later years of the day she lost her ring and the day it was found.