Ring Found at Oval Beach, Saugatuck, MI

  • from Holland (Michigan, United States)

Santosh, a computer programmer originally from Nepal, and his wife Ericka, originally from Spain, have been married for about 10 years and live in the Chicago area.  They were spending a few days in Saugatuck and Santosh lost his wedding band on the beach in yesterday’s gorgeous weather.  He had the ring in his pocket and when they were leaving the ring was missing.   I received his email late last night and I called him this morning.  We agreed to meet at the beach in an hour so they could show me the specific area in which to look.  I arrived a bit before they did and just randomly started searching the beach with my metal detector.  When I saw them drive in I headed toward them swinging the detector in front of me.  But halfway to their car I got a good signal that I had to check out.  One dig and I had a ring in the scoop.  Santosh and Erika came over, and we talked for awhile about what they were doing in Saugatuck and how he lost his ring.  When I asked him if he could show me where he thought he lost it, he said it was not far from where we are standing now.  So I reached into my pouch and asked him if this ring I had just dug up looked like his ring.  I only wish I had their reactions on video-you could see the anxiety melt from them.  They were heading home today with good memories of this vacation.