I received a call from Fred who said he had lost his ring on the beach. I asked him if he was in the water? He replied maybe on the edge. I asked if he know approximately where he lost it and he said that he had a good idea.
Fred was in Southern Shores, which is only about 2 miles away. I told him that I would be there ASAP. I arrived and Fred led me to the area on the beach where they had a cabana set up with several chairs. He walked off an area about 20ft square that ended near the water.
I fired up the equinox 800 and did a few sweeps in the area that he thought was most likely. On the third sweep the Minelab machine rang up a very solid signal. I thought I had gotten too close to the cabana pole. The target was relatively deep so I did not think it was the ring.
I was wrong. Congratulations Fred and Paula!