A little after 10 p.m. on Friday, I received a call from Murali saying he had lost his gold wedding band and wondered if I could help find it. I asked him for the details and he stated he was cleaning the sand off his son and felt the ring slide off his finger. I asked him his location and he told me he was at 75th Ave in North Myrtle Beach. We figured out he was actually in Myrtle Beach, so I needed to call Matt Fry, the TRF for Myrtle Beach. Since it was late, I figured Matt was already down for the night, but I called anyway. I didn’t get an answer from Matt so I called Murali back and told him I’d be there in 20 minutes. I grabbed my Equinox 800 and was on my way.
When I got to the beach I called him and told him I was there. It was dark but luckily he had a flashlight and started signaling me. We met and he showed me the area he thought the ring came off. He also had marked the area he cleaned his son up but was sure the ring wasn’t in that area. I made two grid lines across the area he had marked off with no signals. Since I was next to the area where he cleaned his son, I thought I’d go ahead and clear that area. BOOM! I got a 13/14 on the VDI, which is either a thin gold ring, or a pull tab. In this case it was his wedding band. I dug a scoop of sand, shook the sand out and saw his ring. I held the scoop up and let him remove his ring. He was extremely surprised as well as overwhelmed with happiness.
Murali – Thank you for trusting me and The Ring Finders to help find your lost treasure. Enjoy the rest of your vacation!