Lost Ring in Lake Wales, Florida ... Found!

  • from Windermere (Florida, United States)

My husband Matt and I are extremely grateful for this team for finding such an important ring for us. When Matt said he found someone to look for his ring I was extremely skeptical. Knowing the conditions of the canal I really felt this was a wasted effort. When Jerry Burbaugh came up with a ring on his finger we were stunned!! This canal has very high boat traffic and is literally dark brown water. Gary Penta was wonderful to work with in coordinating this effort. Jerry and Jacob Penta were awesome with their knowledge and abilities! You’ve made the start to our new year a happy one!!



Thanks again!

Meghan Welsh Balliett

Against all odds my husband’s ring is now back on his finger.


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  1. Gary Penta says:

    My dive crew did a wonderful job on this recovery. We pulled a needle out of a haystack finding Matt’s ring under the worst conditions. In almost zero visibility and 15 or more feet down in a Florida river known to have alligator activity, we managed to locate this important ring in a little over an hour. You can check out our YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/8IeRq-dtO6A

    Thanks to Matt and Meghan for contacting and believing in us even though all of their friends were highly skeptical. Thanks to master diver and buddy Jerry Burgbaugh and equipment manager Jacob Penta. Also big thanks to Mark Tymensky and Kellyco Metal Detectors for sponsoring our dive.

    Gary J. Penta

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