Wedding ring recovered in rolling waves at Pere Marquette Park, Lake Michigan

  • from Grand Rapids (Michigan, United States)

After recovering a ring earlier that evening, I got a call from Jen M. about her husband, Mark M., loosing his wedding ring at Pere Marquette Park in Lake Michigan. The area where it was lost was a cove where people park their boats and swim. They were in about 4 to 5 feet of water when Mark’s ring came off. My Ring Finder partner, Dave Boyer, and I made arrangements to meet Jen at 8am in the morning, I was concerned that another Detector would find it before we got there.

The day was cool and dark and dreary it stormed but we were never weary on our 45 mile trip to the lake. We met Jen, she showed us the area and in the rain we started our search. The waves were rolling about a foot which made detecting a little rough trying to keep our balance. I got a good signal out about waist level which turned out to be an old can top. Moving out deeper about up to my neck with the rolling waves I got a great signal and put my scoop into the sandy bottom several times and about the fourth scoop I saw the white gold wedding band at the bottom of my scoop. We walked up to the beach and Jen was in her car out of the rain. I held up the ring and Jen got out of her car and asked if she could give me a hug, so in my wet clothes we hugged and she was one happy lady. She immediately called her husband to tell him the good news. Another day of making someone happy, I love my job.