Man’s Tungsten Wedding Ring Lost and Found, Horry County SC

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

I was in the middle of another ring search, and just about finished, when Josh called asking for help to find his Tungsten wedding band. I explained what I was doing, and that it’d be another 30 minutes before I finished. He said that was fine because he was waiting on a food delivery. I got his location, which happened to be on the west side of the Apache Pier, while I was on the east side. I finished up the search, called him, and told him I was heading down the beach towards his location. He said he’d start walking my way, and we could meet along the way.

After a short walk, we met and I got the details of how he lost his ring. He explained that he was playing with his son, jumping the waves, when he felt his ring come off. I ask him what time it happened, and he replied around 1 p.m. the day before. Perfect, that was right around high tide, and it was just coming into low tide. We walked down the beach a little more, and he said his wife was sitting right there in the soft sand. I turned my machine on, walked down towards the water, and BANG! I got a 17 on the VDI, so I was confident I had a tungsten ring under the coil. It took 3 scoops to get the ring out of the sand, but there it was. I walked over to Josh, asked him what his ring looked like as I held it up. He got excited and said “That’s it. That was less than 2 minutes.”

Josh – thanks for calling me, and I’m so happy I could help.




3 Replies to “Man’s Tungsten Wedding Ring Lost and Found, Horry County SC”

  1. Joshua Pagan says:

    I never thought I’d be the guy who lost his wedding ring in the ocean, until Saturday when I became that guy. I knew I wasn’t going to find it searching myself but still the family and I looked for quite a while. Sunday morning I joined South Carolina metal detectors on Facebook and that’s where Jim was highly recommended. He met me on the beach within a 1/2 hour and found the ring within 2 minutes. I still can’t believe it! I can’t explain how happy I am to have it back. Thank you so much

    Joshua Pagan

  2. Jim Brouwer says:

    Great Return and it’s a lot of fun when it goes that well! Super Job Jim!!

  3. OC CCOP says:

    Wish they were all that easy. Nice work.

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