Well this was a first for me! Last week, I had a call from a guy in Mobile, AL who explained that he was a Utilities contractor and had found me on www.theringfinders.com. I made sure he knew that I usually find lost rings in the Gulf, etc. and he said, If I can find a tiny little ring, then he’s betting I can find a 70lb valve 3-4ft deep. I told him that I would be glad to try. I was in Mobile for work on Thursday so I went by after and talked to the foreman. I found it only minutes later, quite a long way from where their plans had it listed. Everyone was thrilled and the foreman said I saved them a ton of money because now they could finally start the asphalt. I can honestly say that this was the first time I’ve needed a mini-excavator to dig out my find. 😄 I might need one of those for the beach. Haha
What a great night recovery. I got a call tonight from Debbie about 7:30 pm very worried about her daughter Lyndsay’s class ring. It turns out that earlier in the afternoon on Pensacola Beach Lyndsay was trying to take a sunset picture of her gorgeous Texas A&M solid gold class ring and she dropped it straight down into the sand. As is often the case, even though she thought she knew exactly where it was, she and her family couldn’t find it because of the way the sand moved the gold deeper and deeper. They finally called me and were wondering if they should buy a metal detector. I explained why I didn’t think that was a good idea and after a quick chat decided that I would head out to the beach to meet them immediately. It was a cool night but things went great and I was able to recover her ring for her in less than 15 minutes in the dark. Not bad for the first recovery of Spring Break 2018. 😊
This worked out great! Jason called me and told me that he had lost the wedding band that had been on his finger for 14 years in chest deep water in the Gulf of Mexico. I felt horrible telling him that I wasn’t able to get in the water for a week because of Doctor’s orders. I gave him the number of another ringfinder and wished him well. I called back to check on him a few days later and found out that because of the depth they weren’t able to recover it. I decided to call my doctor and I got cleared and gave Jason the good news. I ended up finding it in only 37 mins and mailed Jason back his ring in Illinois. As you can see, it is back on his finger where it belongs. Jason was a little shy so he didn’t send a smile picture but check out his testimonial if you really want to see how happy he is. Congrats Jason!
This was a neat story. A nice lady on the beach at the Portofino Condos in Pensacola Beach stopped me and said that she wished I had been there a couple of days earlier. I asked her why and she proceeded to explain that BOTH of her sons had lost their wedding bands in the gulf within minutes of each other just a couple of days before. I asked her if anyone had looked for them and she said no one had with a metal detector. I explained about Ringfinders and told her what I did and told her that even though I really wished she had called me a few days earlier, there was still a chance I could find them. Well, long story short I was able to find her son Jacob’s but not his brother Zach’s. I spent hours looking for Zach’s and even came back two more days to look but unfortunately I was only able to find Jacob’s. I had to mail it back to Memphis, TN but as you can see by the picture, Jacob was thrilled when he realized it was really his ring in the mail. Zach had some closure and appreciated me looking and has promised to call immediately if he ever loses something valuable again. Congrats Jacob on getting your ring back!
Today was a great day! I was on the way to pick up my son when Josh from North Alabama called. Josh was frantic because he had lost his wedding band in the gulf a few hours earlier while throwing football with a family member. His wife said not to bother even calling because they were in waist deep water and she thought it was a lost cause. Josh looked up Ringfinders and got my number and decided to take a chance. I am so glad he did! The best part of today was that my son got to go and see what I do for people. When I finally found it, I let my son hand it to Josh and my boy has not stopped talking about “how happy they were”. Now he completely understands why I like finding things for people they thought were lost forever. So Nice to meet you and your family Josh. I am so glad I was able to find your wedding ring.
I was detecting on the beach when I had a nice man come up and ask if I could help them. His friend Kelly had dropped his wedding band in neck deep water 5 hrs earlier. Kelly was so upset that they couldn’t find his ring that he’d had on his finger for 25 years that he went to the room to lay down. I started my grid search and a couple of his friends called him while I was on my first pass. I went until I was neck deep and started back towards the shore and heard the unmistakable sound of gold. It took several scoops since I was so deep and I was being moved around a lot but on the 4th scoop I had it in there. Within ten minutes I had found what had been lost in the Gulf of Mexico for hours. Needless to say the whole group was amazed and thrilled. I am so happy that I could put the ring back where it belongs.