10K Man’s Wedding Band Lost at Ocean Isle Beach NC, Found and Returned

  • from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

This adventure started when Daniel called me saying he found me through The Ring Finders’ website and wanted to know if I could help. He stated he had lost his wedding band and was pretty sure he lost it on the beach. He and his brother-in-law had been throwing a football, he said he had also been sitting in the water with his hands in the sand, and at one point, he had ventured out into chest deep water. So, I’m thinking this is going to be a tough search, but I love a challenge and told him I’d be there in about 35 minutes. He gave me the address of the rental house, and I was on my way.

We met at the house and walked a block or so to the beach. On the way over, he explained that his family had set up in front of the 5th house from the beach access and in the dry sand. He also pointed out the area, in the wet sand, where he had been throwing the football. As luck would have it, there were numerous families set up in the dry sand exactly where I needed to search. I did a grid search in the areas I could with no luck. I then moved out into the wet sand, and in the water but was fighting the incoming tide. I had a great signal in the water but Mother Nature can be cruel sometimes, and the waves were pitching me around like a rag doll. After getting knocked off the signal 4 times, I decided to call it and come back later, closer to low tide. I told Daniel what my plans were and I’d be back around 10:45 p.m. I ended up getting back there close to 8:30 p.m. and started an east/west grid line from the 5th house back towards the beach access going from the dry sand to the water. After an hour plus I got a pretty good signal and dug it. It was pitch black, and even with my headlamp I couldn’t see anything in the sand I had spread out with my foot. I was spreading the sand with my hand when I hit the ring. BAM!!! I had his gold ring in my hand. I walked back to the house and surprised Daniel and Kelsey, who were both shocked the ring had been found. I was talking to Kelsey, and she told me that she knew the ring was gone forever.

Daniel told me that they had just celebrated their 2nd wedding anniversary in June, so now their ring story can continue. Their smiles say it all!

Daniel and Kelsey, thank you so much for trusting in me to find your lost treasure and the very gracious reward. Best of luck to you both! Y


4 Replies to “10K Man’s Wedding Band Lost at Ocean Isle Beach NC, Found and Returned”

  1. Matthew T. Fry says:

    You are the Man Jim! Keep up the great work.

    Matt, TRF Myrtle Beach

  2. Daniel Harrell says:

    Jim was the answer to our prayers! His passion and determination surprised my wife and I. I asked him how long he thought he would be searching on the beach. His response was, “until I find your ring.” Keep in mind this was in the ocean at night! The man has a God given gift and we are honored to called him friend. If you need someone to help you recover a treasure, Jim is your man!

  3. OC COP says:

    Getting tossed around like a “Rag Doll”. I could not have said it better. I love it. Heroic effort. I have for two days on the low trying to find a Plat. The incoming is just tossing me around like a rag doll. I will give it one more try Thursday on the low. Jim you did a great job.

  4. Annette says:

    WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!!
    I have no words except PRAISE HIM!!

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