Amazing story! A week ago I lost my wedding ring in a parking lot. After searching for well over an hour, I had all but given up. Then I remembered an old friend of mine had mentioned that he searched for lost rings as a side project of his. So, I mentioned it casually to Derrick Turner not really thinking that anything would come of it. I didn’t want to impose but thought I would see if he too thought it was a lost cause. Instead, he asked a few strategic questions about what I was doing when I lost the ring and then 2 days later got a call that he had found it!! He used my answers to reconstruct where I was and what I was doing and, using his metal detector, he found my ring buried in a pile of snow. I’m amazingly grateful and still shocked that he actually found it! He’s The Man!
– Andrew Sinclair
Andrew had been out one evening to visit his father and somewhere between his vehicle and the building’s entrance he had removed his gloves, unknowingly pulling his ring off in the process too. It was likely flung into the freshly fallen snow and wasn’t going to be easy to find without help. After a quick chat with Andrew I had a pretty good idea where I wanted to search. In less than 10 minutes the metal detector did its thing and found Andrew’s lost wedding band, continuing the story for another happy client!
I got a call on Friday to help a woman locate her lost car keys. Her son was out shoveling after a large snowfall and the keys fell out of his pocket at some point. The next morning I swept the snow banks and lawn where the snow was thrown but to no luck. Not wanting to give up, I drove to her house the next day to quickly try again and in less than 5 minutes I got a hit! Buried under about 8 inches of well-packed snow I dug out her keys – she could now use her car again!
I received a call from a man who was doing a lot of gardening the day before and realized when he was done that his wedding band was missing. Instead of digging up all of his hard work, he called me and in less than 10 minutes I was able to locate and return his ring. Another happy customer!
I received a call from a man who was in need of help looking for his fiance’s engagement ring. She had dropped it between the driveway and their front door but couldn’t locate it. He purchased a metal detector and pinpointer but had no luck. On the first night I searched the general area where they thought it was lost until the sun went down and I came up empty-handed. On the second trip I took apart their front deck to scour underneath but still no luck! After about 45 minutes searching under trees and pine needles I decided to expand my search to grass along the side of the property and with the pinpointer I was able to find a very beautiful ring and make a couple very happy. What a feeling when you find something valuable and see the smile that it creates!
My daughters regularly help me when I metal detect and now I have my dog trained to dig on command! Onlookers love seeing us operate and kids usually follow along to get in on the excitement!
Not only do RingFinders return lost treasure to its rightful owner, but it’s a hobby that I find other pleasure in. When I scour a beach I also remove rusty nails, silverware, bottle caps, cans, pop tops, etc. I get a lot of satisfaction in cleaning a beach and knowing that the kids that play in the sand will be safer after my visit.
Last weekend I scoured Eastport Beach and removed a bit of junk.
Please don’t litter and have a nice day!
I took my Garrett ACE 350 metal detector on vacation to Florida in hopes that I could locate something of interest and in the first 10 minutes of a visit to one of the beaches in Vero I found 3 nice rings. Would love to find the owners!
My kids and I were searching Sandy Pond beach in Terra Nova, Newfoundland and we discovered an SD storage card. When I got home I carefully removed the sand that was “caked in,” loaded it in my computer and saw almost 2,800 family vacation, wedding and party photos! Sifting through the clues we zoned in on a photo of a wedding booklet for a couple married this past July, with only their first names. Thanks to the internet, their online gift registry and many phone calls we reunited the card with some very thankful owners! Paying it forward is cool; the gentleman is a professional balloon artist and is insisting on giving my kids a party as thanks! We’re happy that 2,800 irreplacable memories weren’t lost.
The summer is almost here and the outdoor activity is picking up! If you misplace your valuables please give me a call and I’ll be there to help you out – I’m looking forward to a wonderful Newfoundland summer!