Randy from Alaska was visiting his sisters family for a huge back yard lake party for their 4th of July celebrations. They had over thirty five friends and family in attendance and the festivities were in high gear. Back yard BBQ, plenty of cool drinks and lost of swimming was enjoyed by all. Then it happened Randy reached the dock and realized his Gold Diamond wedding band he’s had for the past twenty five years was lost in the silty waters below the dock! Of course with no lack of friends and family to help the hunt was on but the elusive ring remained hidden.
Randy’s son Spencer called me explaining the predicament they were faced with at his aunts lakeside property and I gladly accepted the challenge.
Watch the fun recovery from Lake Morton in Kent, WA as we recover Randy’s cherished wedding band!
It was a hot July summer day in Seattle and Mike has applied sun screen all over his hands and arms. Then he decides to take a dip in Lake Washington to cool off when a little wave came by from some passing boats. As he moved his arms through the water off goes his white gold wedding ring! He knows the location tries to search for it but just can’t get to it.
Some internet searching and he finds the SeattleRingHunter and the search is ON!
On a nice hot day in Seattle Joe went for a swim off his back yard dock into Lake Washington. As soon as he jumped into the water his dog followed. With one strong motion to tread water he noticed immediately his big gold University of Southern Carolina class ring went straight to the silty lake bottom below. Too deep, silty and milfoil everywhere he was devastated. So he made a Google search on how to find a lost ring in a lake and found the SeattleRingHunter. From this point forward the hunt was on. Watch the exciting conclusion to yet another lost ring recovery from Lake Washington, Mercer Island, WA.
On the 4th of July I got a call from Joe’s wife that her husband had lost his Tiffany & Co platinum wedding band in Lake Washington. Joe was standing in just a few inches water watching his young children play when he noticed his ring fall in to the shallow lake water. He kew the exact location and hunted around for about an hour but could not recover his ring. Watch the story unfold to another fun recovery with smiles.
See how Joe’s ring was recovered through the assistance of an expereinced medal detection recovery specialist:
I received an email from a gentleman named Jake that his good friend’s wife had lost a family heirloom wedding ring in Lake Washington about five years prior at the Seattle Tennis Club. Many details were provided, special permissions were granted to search the specific area were the ring was thought to be however her ring was not recovered. Being that this is a very popular swimming area with limited access only to club members I was able to recover quite a few items. The most exciting recovery was a platinum wedding band that had an inscription of “Love Megan”.
As soon as I shared the news of the find with the Seattle Tennis Club’s manager he had his staff look up the clubs records for all the active Megan’s on file. Within minutes got a response from the couple that had lost this ring. About four years back her husband Gary had lost his ring after jumping off the high dive platform with his kids. He put a good hours work trying to recover his ring that day but the silt and milfoil got the best of him. He resolved to never seeing his wedding ring again and thought that was the end of the road. Naturally it was to his great surprise when he learned that I had found his wedding ring after all these years later. I was a very happy renuite Gary with his lost ring allowing its story to continue to live on.
See the story unfold and other items recovered here:
Got a distressed phone call Saturday afternoon from a man that said he got my number from a Tacoma dive shop and was hoping I could help him out of a jam! I then said exactly what did you loose and where? His response was that he lost his truck keys off the edge of the dock and that he and his family were stuck at Harmony Lakeside RV Park with no way to get home to Lake Stevens without his keys. I confirmed that he had exhausted his own efforts on trying to free dive for his keys but at sixteen feet under water, a bit cold and poor visibility he was unable to locate his keys. I agreed to provide a hand, put my dive gear in the car and took off to meet him at Mayfield Lake.
On my drive down I made a quick stop at the hardware store and found a large magnet and some rope. However the big box retailer doesn’t sell the really strong rare earth magnets because people use them to deactivate the anti-theft tags so all they has were some low strength ones available. After arriving on the dock I fussed around for a bit trying to magnet fish his keys back up to the surface but was unsuccessful. A quick dive was the only solution left so I suited up, and dove down, and recovered his ring of important keys. The most important key being that of his truck! Even though his key fob had been in the water for several hours fortunately it all survived an he was able to access his truck and start it up. His wife and kids were all very happy they were able to pickup camp and head home without any further delays.
Got a call from a previous encounter. Similar situation Jeff spends a lot of time on and around the water boating and enjoying water sports. Previously his Samsung Galaxy slipped into some shallow marine water and I recovered it for him over a year ago. This time same Lake WA, different marina and new iPhone 10 XS. The iPhone slipped and fell thirteen feet deep into the marina water. Few days later I came by to recover the phone. It would not power up after the recovery however the mission was to recover the phone so it could be turned in for his phone insurance.
Watch the underwater SCUBA recover of the sunken iPhone 10 SE unfold:
I received a call on a Saturday morning from a gentleman that was in need my help. He explained that just a few days prior on a Thursday he went to Alki beach with his wife and their young granddaughter. He made note that they started out playing on the Otter statues then went a very short distance to the beach logs. He said his wife was getting some food out of a bag and had a feeling about her wedding ring. When she looked down the ring was missing. They searched all their bags, over the log and the beach sand with no idea where it went.
I arrived at Alki beach that Saturday afternoon with limited time. Being in the area already I wanted to at least do a little detecting. I also was focused on taking some photos to see if they could identify the specific log they were sitting on to narrow my search efforts. The logs run down nearly the full length of the beach. When I arrived late afternoon there was plenty of people all over and throughout the logs enjoying a bright sunny Saturday. I took several photos and texted the couple but didn’t get any response so I continued to search in-between the groups of people and some obliged and allowed me to search the area they were sitting. In the back of my mind being that Alki is very close to my daily travels I had a plan B and that was to return when I had more time to hunt later into the evening or come back in the early morning before all the beach goers starting plopping down all over the log area. These logs are very popular seating areas and always provide a wonderful view of Elliot Bay with the Seattle city scape as a back drop. I don’t blame anyone for wanting to spend some time and rest in this beautiful place. As I was about to call my search, I gave it just a little more effort and so glad I did.
Watch this video so see how the whole story unfolds:
Lisa’s called me asking for assistance in fining her lost hearing aid at Alki Beach that she had just received just a few days prior. She explained that the wind had picked up a bit so she remembered placing her hoodie over her head and taking the hood off before departing and that is when she realized her left hearing aid was missing. Fortunately her new hearing aid technology came equipped with a feature to track her lost hearing aid from the application on her phone. Most likely this uses a BlueTooth technology and the app shows the signal strength of the Left and Right hearing aids respectively. She was able to confirm that the lost hearing aid was still somewhere at the beach however was not able to see it with a visual search. I agreed to assist her knowing that this app was confirming the lost hearing aid as still being on the beach so we had a very strong opportunity of a recovery.
She meet me at the beach and we reconfirmed the lost hearing aid was still in the area with her app. It actually showed the signal strength getting stronger as we got closer to the lost device. By using the tacking technology of the application and a handheld pinpointer medal detector we were able to unbury her lost haring aid. As with any other heavy item lost over a dry sandy beach the hearing aid was completely buried under the sand with only a small clear plastic bit sticking up at the surface. If only using the app and a visual search it would be very difficult to locate it. We were both very happy to have recovered this device undamaged.
If your are in the market for a pair of hearing aids or replacements seriously consider a model that supports a “Find my lost hearing aid” feature though a smart phone app! This technology has a lot of value in recovering these very expensive hearing aid devices.
Watch the recovery of the lost hearing aid from the sands of Alki Beach!