Around 10:30 on Friday I got a text from a Karen. She said that she had lost her wedding and anniversary bands on the beach yesterday. I gave Karen a call and let her know that I would head out right away, but it would take about 30 minutes depending on the traffic in Duck.
When I arrived Karen took me to the beach where I met Chris her husband and they filled me in on the area that they thought they had lost the rings. It was an area about 20 by 10 yards away from the water, so I thought there would be a great chance that they were still there. After about 4 passes with the XP Deus II; no luck.
As I normally do, I started asking more questions about if they had gone to the water and the path, they had taken leaving. She had not gone to the water with the rings on, so I concentrated on the path to the steps which passed through the area of another group.
As I came near the group with seven or eight aluminum chairs, I got a great hit! It was the first ring. Karen began to cry. The second ring was nearby. But the gold one was still missing. I covered the entire area to the steps. On the way back, I prayed.
With nothing else to do and standing on ground that I had already covered, the neighbor group volunteered to move, and I agreed that it would be the next best step. As they were moving, I looked down. In the sand was the outline of the edge of a gold ring!!! Could it be? It was. I picked up the ring and shouted, “Stop moving, there’s no need to move!” When I did, I could hear Karen behind me and the left chuckling. She had her three rings back!