Ring recovered on Lake Michigan beach south of South Haven.

  • from Holland (Michigan, United States)

Received a call from Leah at about 3:30 this afternoon saying that her husband, Dan, had just dropped his wedding band in the sand and they could not find it.  Today  was a beautiful fall day in west Michigan, sunny with the temperature in the 70s (rare in November) so a good day for a road trip to Lake Michigan.  But with Daylight Savings Time over, we knew it would be dark by 6:00 and we didn’t have time to waste.  With my wife and the dog I jumped in the car and we headed out for the one hour trip to a nature preserve I hadn’t known existed.  Arriving around 4:30 we met Leah at the trail head and she guided us on the 1/4 mile trail through the woods to the beach where Dan was guarding the area where the ring disappeared.  I had Dan mark off the area where he thought his ring was lost, and I was impressed that he identified an area of only about 6 feet by 6 feet.  He then specified “about in this spot right here.”  I dropped the coil on that spot and hit the target immediately.  Immediately!  I set the detector down and gently started to brush the sand away with the palm of my hand until the outline of the ring came into view.  Dan stood there in amazement until he reached down and retrieved his ring.  They had searched carefully, but sand has a sneaky way about it.  This may have been my quickest search time ever for me to find a ring, but it was still very satisfying to make two nice people so happy.