Lost Keys in a Snowstorm, A Bad Tuesday in Gladwyne PA. Keys Found by Dave Milsted

  • from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)










Koree was having a very bad day this past Tuesday. Eastern Pennsylvania was in the middle of a Nor’easter snow event. He also got into a fender bender and needed his vehicle towed. As he was waiting for the tow, he lost his only key for his car in 6+ inches of snow. While he waited the 3 hours for the tow service, it continued to snow at 1-2 inches per hour. Koree searched with no luck and gave up for the night. He came back to the parking lot the next day without finding his keys. That’s when he turned to the internet and found me. We made arrangements for me to search after work.
We met at the lot at 5 pm, it was already dark out, but the fresh snow cover provided enough light to search. I was afraid that the lot was paved and would have rebar, but it turned out to be a gravel lot. Koree showed me the area he thought he lost his keys.
I started detecting, getting signals frequently. This lot is along the Schuylkill River and an exercise trail. Obviously, a party area by the amount of beer bottle caps I was uncovering. There were also a lot of coins. Koree got excited at every signal I searched. He told me the dealer said it would cost $700 to replace his key and fob.
After 45 minutes of searching, I finally uncovered his key. He was so happy. His day just got a lot better. Due to COVID restrictions, no handshakes, fist bumps, or hugs were exchanged. Koree said he would spread the word about the Ring Finders!
I love my hobby!