This recovery was a bit unique in the ammount of attention it received thanks to social media. I was tagged in a facebook post by a friend of a woman desperatley pleading for assistance recovering a wedding band set that was lost at the beach a few days prior. This facebook post was shared over 12,ooo times, YES 12,000 times! After making contact with the client and getting details I headed up to search for the set. This beach was about two hours from my normal search area but the client was very distraught so I decided to give it a go. I arrived at the beach around 6pm on August 3rd. This beach showed signs of extreme sand mvement, which is never a good sign as targets can be buried and moved along the beach in just one tide passing. After searching for several hours I got a tone I was hoping for and out popped the missing wedding band. I searched for over two more hours for the engagement band but was not able to locate it. Two other fellow Ring Finders were going to search for the second band the next day. fter four hours of searching they too were unable to locate the missing engagement band. A day later a fourth detectorist offered assistance and it was also noted that several feet of sand had been carried off of the same beach by the previous tide cycle. The fourth detectorist was able to find the engagement band after a hour or so long search in the same area previously searched. BTW: I believe another Ring Finder has been created after he (detectorist #4) got a chance to see the reaction of the client being reuinted with the engagement band.
Origional FB Post and update via client:
***** please please please share this post!!!*****
Today was a very hard day for me. I went to the beach with my family and it was a great time! Until I lost my wedding band and engagement ring in the water. I didn’t even feel it fall off, but I am completely distraught over this. For those of you that don’t know my engagement ring was my mothers that me and my family had redone. My mother passed away 30 years ago when I was a little girl. This ring I never took off for anything. We are offering a reward to anyone that finds the set or just the engagement ring! They both had diamonds around the whole thing with a little space underneath with no diamonds for sizing, the engagement ring was Marquise am seriously hoping for a miracle I know that it may. It happen but I am begging if someone does find it please please return it it means the world to me. Here a some pictures from my wedding day of the rings. We were at manasquan beach in NJ.
I HAVE RECOVERED BOTH YES BOTH OF MY RINGS!!!! Thank you to all of the amazing people that helped me along this journey. This post was shared over 12k times. And with lots of prayers, tears and hope I got them back!!!!! Thank you to all that helped, prayed and searched. My wedding band was found on Thursday night by Jeff Laag late in the night. And my mothers ring was found this morning early this am by Antony Hodge. I cannot thank these two men enough!!! They took time to do this for me because they knew how much it meant to me. A pure miracle, it gives hope knowing that there are still amazing people out there. Thank you thank you thank you. ❤️❤️❤️