Lost Platinum Wedding Ring at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base...FOUND!!!

  • from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)

This ring find began when I got a call from Jon who is a Marine Corps Captain and flies the Tilt-Rotor Osprey out of Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii. While assisting with a children’s fun day his Platinum Wedding Band went missing. I went out to the base and Jon explained the children were running around bases on a slip & slide course and they would throw balls at them to tag them out. Sometime probably during one of those throws Jon thought his ring must have come off. The grid of the game was easy to see as the plastic slide left an impression in the grass. I started a grid search and covered the entire area in about 30 minutes with no luck. There were a few places where the Excal had underground interference but otherwise the ground was sterile. Jon also had his wife’s matching ring which I could listen to. It screamed on the Excal. We expanded the grid search out but Jon couldn’t imagine the ring getting too far from the grid. His baby was anxious so we called it a day. Jon always wanted to Metal Detect and asked if I could supply him with a good metal detector for Hawaii and to continue hunting for his ring. He came over to my business and purchased the Equinox 600 which is proving to be an outstanding detector in Hawaii. The next day I got a text from Jon with a picture of him pointing at the ring in the grass. I immediately asked him if he found the ring in the grid I searched and he said, “No!” It was actually 10 yards away in another part of the field. Whoa! I was relieved as I wouldn’t have been able to live it down had it been in my grid. He said the Equinox screamed on the platinum ring and he looked down to see it embedded in the grass. Congrats Jon on your first ring find. Glad I could help. Aloha to Jon and thank you for your service to our great nation.

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