Jason Bontrager

Lost rings recovered Greenville SC

  • from Greenville County (South Carolina, United States)

I received a call from Rick about his wife’s wedding and engagement rings lost while she was trying to fix a flat tire on a garden tractor. I was able to go out this morning even though it was raining. I was able to get the complete story about how the ring was lost. Ricks wife was taking off the front tire of the tractor because it was flat and needed repaired, so trying to protect her rings from being scratched or damaged she gave her son Jr the rings to put in his pocket for a short time till the work was completed. After jr and his mom went inside, jr went back outside to catch fireflies in the neighbors yard, and was called in later by his mother to get her rings back, only 2 problems, jr’s pocket had a ring size hole in it,and no rings in it.  I search the suspected areas where they thought the rings where and found nothing, so I moved into the neighbors side yard and found the first outer band in some tall grass   . I searched for another 30 minutes or so with the smaller second ring still not being found. To tell the truth I almost gave up because I believed it to be inside the house, but I wanted to give the side yard one more shot and at the 3ft from the neighbors gate I got that low signal of foil and saw the glint of gold and knew right away I found the smaller inside ring. I was able to return both rings.

Ricks wife went on to tell me that several years ago her rings where stolen from the NICU unit at our local hospital and pawned. After the Greenville police investigated they tracked down the thief and was able to recover both rings at a pawnshop. A great recovery by the Greenville police department.

If you have lost something very important to you give your local ringfinder a call.

Twin lakes double ring recovery Pendleton SC

  • from Greenville County (South Carolina, United States)

 

I received a call from David about his wife’s rings lost in Twin Lakes campground swimming area. I was able to go out last saturday night at 9pm to look for the rings but was stopped by the 10pm curfew. After not finding the ring saturday night we agreed on another time to search which was today. We met at the lake location and after about 30 minutes search I was able to locate both rings.  (1) gold engagement ring and (1) camo ring.

Thank you David for the call and trusting me enough to recover your wife’s rings.

Thanks to the staff at TwinLakes campground for letting us back in to recover the rings. The staff was very awesome to work with to make this recovery possible.

Thank you David for the generous reward. If you have lost something important to you please give your local ringfinder a call.

 

Car key recovered. Greenville SC

  • from Greenville County (South Carolina, United States)

 Elliott called me about his missing car key he lost while at work. Elliott said he was walking and talking outside in a small field next to his place of employment. (He noticed the set of keys which he was holding was missing his vital car key). So after an internet search he found me. I was able to meet him at his place of work and was shown the search area. After setting my coil to the soil I was able to recover his key in about 3 minutes. Elliott would now be able to go home.

Sometimes you never know what you will be called out to search for.

Wedding band recovered from lake. Greenville SC

  • from Greenville County (South Carolina, United States)

I received an email from Tom about his lost wedding band. I was able to meet his lovely wife and she was able to put me in the area where the ring was lost.  Grabbing my gear and putting on my chest waders I waddled out 20ft in 4ft of water right off the dock to the area Toms wife had pointed out. I searched for about 8 minutes when I received my first signal of a low grunt. I had brought my T-REX scoop with me and on the first try for the target I had Toms ring in my scoop. So I waddled back to surprise Toms wife with it. You can always tell how much things mean to them and it showed on her face. So if you have lost something important… give your local ringfinder a call.

I want to say thank you for the generous reward.

Today I used my excal to find the ring.

Lost gold medallion recovered, Clemson SC

  • from Greenville County (South Carolina, United States)

I received a call from a young man named Nick about a lost gold medallion. I was able to get out to the location and start searching the area where nick thought it fell off at and within several minutes I received that foil/nickel sound in my headphones. I used my pin pointer to locate the signal and it was nicks medallion. Nick was a very happy young man.

I used my whites mx sport to find this medallion and the vdi # was 10-12-16 depending on the trash around it.

 

National Championship ring recovered Greenville SC

  • from Greenville County (South Carolina, United States)

I received a call from Scott about a championship ring his dad lost while throwing a rock out of a driveway where they lived. I met mike and he told me his story about what he was doing and what they did to recover his ring. He said his wife, and he had searched the roadside bank several times with a metal detector and came up empty.(except for poison ivy,oak which was still very visible on his arms.)

So grabbing my etrac I set to work not searching the poison ivy bank but the grassy area on the side where he had thrown from next to a large rock. I located a 12-37 signal 2inches deep and after pulling back the deep grass I could see the ring.  Thanks to social media for this recovery that I was able to locate and make another person smile. Thanks you to my wife for replying to the post and setting everything in motion. And thank you Scott for the call and a chance to find your dads ring and the generous reward.

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So if you have lost something important and have given up searching. Give your local ringfinder in your area a call.

Lost USC Class Ring Recovered Greer SC

  • from Greenville County (South Carolina, United States)

I received a call from justin about his twin brothers USC class ring that was lost while playing football. Justin and his twin brother where playing football in the front yard when they discovered the ring was gone. Justin was able to locate a metal detector and looked for hours with no luck but to be fair I found the ring where he hadn’t searched before but I did find it. As I was talking and detecting I knocked the ring out of the position it was in and he actually saw it first before I did. I searched for the ring with my minelab E Trac and the vdi # is 12-33 in case someone has a search like mine.

Closure searches are sometimes the most difficult.

  • from Greenville County (South Carolina, United States)

Closure searches are the most difficult. I received a call several weeks ago from a  family that had lost their son in a fatal car accident. They wanted me to try the find a pendent that they thought their son was wearing on the day he lost his life.    They wanted to be sure the pendent wasn’t lost during the accident or when medical workers where on site.

I drove the 70 miles to the location where the accident took place and searched for several hours with no luck.

One thing I was able to give them was closure and peace of mind that the pendent was not at the accident site.  As a parent I couldn’t imagine my son or daughter dying. I was humbled they picked me to do this job for them even though other finders were closer. So ringfinders if you get a call like I did and someone needs your help. Go do it and bring some peace to someones life.. Thanks for your time.

 

Wedding band recovered Greenville SC

  • from Greenville County (South Carolina, United States)

I received a call from a couple about a lost wedding band. I grabbed my gear and headed out to the location. After spending sometime looking for the ring my search coil on my e trac crossed over an 12-38 vdi at 0 inches. Using my pinpointer I located the signal and recovered the biggest ring to find to date.  Thank you Lorenzo for allowing me to find your ring.                                        

Lost engagement ring recovered Simpsonville SC

  • from Greenville County (South Carolina, United States)

I received a call from Dianna yesterday about her diamond engagement ring that was lost raking and bagging leaves. I was able to go over and search the front yard and the bushes where the ring was lost. After my grid search of the yard and no ring being found I search the last bag of leaves that Dianna’s husband had kept in hope the ring would be found in it. I ran my Whites MX SPORT search coil over the bag and got a faint foil signal (o6, 08). I  finally opened the bag and poured out 1/2 of it on the ground and located the signal with my pinpointer and boombang the ring was found.

A special thanks goes out to Dianna’s father-in-law for finding me on the internet. (Via the Ringfinders directory)  After several failed attempts with an inexpensive metal detector he found me and I was glad to help find Dianna’s beautiful ring.

Thanks for the generous reward.

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