Jim competed in the Muddy Buddy competition in San Jose two weekends ago. The final obstacle was a mud pit the length of a tennis court, which contestants had to crawl through on hands and knees. When Jim entered the mud pit, his wedding ring was on his finger. Unfortunately, when he crawled out, it was gone.
Jim spent the last two weekends searching the mud pit for his ring. While the mud was still wet, he tried using a fishing net to strain through it. As the mud dried, he borrowed a metal detector and kept trying. Finally he found TheRingFinders online and called us.
By the time we got there, most of the mud pit was nearly dry (although we did lose a sneaker or two in the wet part). We searched for an hour in mud that ranged from four to eight inches deep. When mud is wet, it sticks like peanut butter to everything. When mud is dry, it’s hard to dig through. Either way, not a lot of fun to search through. But we finally found the ring right near the finish line, about five inches deep. A few more feet and Jim would have made it through with his ring on his finger!