Cory called me and said that she had left the Outer Banks a few days ago. She had lost a ring in the sound side of the Village of Rodanthe. She had been in a local tackle shop and a gentleman told her to call OBX-Ed; he finds rings for people all the time.
Cory received the white gold wedding ring from her wife not long ago and was devastated to lose it during a volleyball game in the water. They searched for it all day but could not find it and had to leave to go back to their home in near Hopewell, Virginia.
I knew this hunt would be challenging because it is always hard to get the exact spot when the parties have left. First, I checked with local National Park Service personnel, and they said if it was in the village, I was good to go. I headed to Rodanthe and had to get permission from the rental company to be there while the property was being rented.
As I started the search, I did a FaceTime call with Cory to get the right spot. She showed me where it should have been and for the next 90 minutes, I spent time digging lots of trash in the metal-rich area.
I called her back and told her we must think of something else because I had covered the entire area and was running out of ideas. Just then, she remembered her son saying he saw it fly far to the north of the volleyball area. I decided to do some sweeps there and not long after had a great sounding target. It was the ring! Inscribed inside, “All My Love.” I took an image of it on my thumb and texted it to her.
The phone rang. It was Cory. She was so thrilled!