Lost Gold Hawaiian Heirloom Ring at Lanikuhonua Lagoon...FOUND!!!

  • from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)


This ring find began yesterday afternoon when I received an email from Rayna who lives in Kapolei on Oahu. While enjoying the day with her friend her Gold Hawaiian Heirloom Ring fell off into shallow water in Lanikuhonua Lagoon near Paradise Cove and disappeared. I immediately looked at the tide chart and because of a high surf warning at that moment I decided to go the next morning at low tide. The lagoon is somewhat protected but during high tide it flows like a river to Paradise Cove lagoon. The monk seals actually use it as a navigation route to get into that deeper lagoon. I arrived around 5:30AM as the sun was coming up and there was enough light to start my search. A few moments later Rayna showed up and showed me the exact location she was in the lagoon. A gentleman named Shane came with her to assist in any way he could. I immediately started my grid search and on the third leg I got a loud “17” on the Nox and in one scoop there was Rayna’s beautiful heirloom ring she got from her Grandma. I shouted over to her on the shoreline, “Got it!” She came running over and tears of joy wear falling down her face. She was extremely relieved the precious ring was found and she hugged me in thanks. Her tears certainly turned into a lovely smile! Aloha to Rayna!