Lost Family Heirloom Gold Ring- Jockey's Ridge State Park – Nags Head – Outer Banks, NC – Found

  • from Kitty Hawk (North Carolina, United States)

I got a call from a young lady Wednesday evening.  She said that she had lost her gold ring, which was a family heirloom, handed down to her from her grandma.  She was devastated because she had worn it swimming at Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nag’s Head, NC.

I explained to her that metal detecting is not allowed in NC State Parks.  I advised her to call Jockey’s Ridge and explain the situation.  She called me a few minutes later saying that the Park Ranger Manager would allow it provided that I turn in any other items found during the search and that we could look the next morning.

I met her at the gate when it opened the next morning.  She took me down the path that they had taken to the beach and I first checked all the dry sand in the area that they set up.  No luck.  I began a grid search in the water that spanned about 50 yards…going deeper and deeper.

I found a few items that we not the target item (which I turned in at the Ranger station on the way out) and then on the 3rd pass…It rang up on the Minelab Equinox 800!!!

Congratulations on finding Grandma’s ring!!

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