Lost Platinum Wedding Band at Kawela Bay...FOUND!!!

from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)


This ring find began when I got a text from Mark who was vacationing on Oahu from Calgary Canada. While enjoying the day at Kawela Bay he was hitting a volley ball to his daughter on the beach when during one of the returns he felt his Platinum Wedding Band fly off. He wasn’t exactly sure but was fairly certain it went into the shallow water along the beach. Not greater than 3 feet deep. Since it was late we decided to meet at the Bay at first light. When I arrived Mark was already there so we went straight to the beach. I started in the wet sand and worked my way into the water. The wet sand was sterile and I didn’t find a single target. But as I entered the water at the low tide mark the Equinox started going crazy with tones. Every piece of metal trash was waiting for me. Knowing a decent size Platinum Ring had been 16/17 on the Nox I decided to ignore the other targets. Occasionally and more often then I preferred I had to dig some trash and that was taking some time. After about 45 minutes I could see Mark was getting nervous I hadn’t found the ring. The hunt area was only 20 feet into the water but I decided to start a little deeper. After about 15 minutes I got a banging tone 16/17 on the Nox. I scooped once and there in the scoop was Mark’s ring but I wasn’t sure it was his as he didn’t describe the grooves to me. I said I think I found it and Mark confirmed with enthusiasm that it was indeed his ring. Vacation back on track. Aloha to Mark!

One Reply to “Lost Platinum Wedding Band at Kawela Bay…FOUND!!!”

  1. Mark Lukwinski says:

    I reached out to Joe after searching for someone who could retrieve my lost ring and received a call at 10pm from Joe that same day. As he stated we met at 7am the next day to begin the search. I was nervous and anxious at the same time because I wasn’t exactly sure where the ring flew off. Joe was right, after 45 minutes I was losing faith and was actually about to call my insurance company to let them know my ring had been lost. Then I heard the magical words from Joe, “I found a ring!” I was elated when he asked “is this your ring?” Joe you saved my vacation! Thank you so much for your quick response, punctuality and determination to find my ring. I am forever grateful and will pass along your name to whomever I can. MAHALO!

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