Lost Gold & Platinum Wedding Band at Nai'a Lagoon Ko Olina...FOUND!!!

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This Ring Find began when I got a call from Angelina who was on vacation from Northern California and staying at the Marriott Resort at Ko Olina. While her husband Michael and his son were playing one-handed catch with a football in Nai’a Lagoon at some point his Gold & Platinum Wedding band went missing. Angelina told me he snorkeled for quite awhile looking but couldn’t find the ring. I agreed to meet Michael early the next morning so he could show me the search area. When I arrived the next morning Michael was waiting on the beach. I went down and we drew grid extremes in the sand, then I told Michael since the area was quite large to go ahead and enjoy time with his family and that I would call when/if I found the wedding band. On the third leg I got a loud tone and good numbers on the Nox and after three scoops I had a 10K gold band in the scoop but it wasn’t Michael’s so I continued on. I found a few coins and some trash then after about an hour and nearly 80% done with the search area I got another loud tone with #13 on the Nox. Then in one scoop in thigh deep water there was Michael’s ring in the bottom of my scoop. I walked back to my car and texted Angelina & Michael a pic of the ring. I immediately got a Wooowwa!!! and some happy Emojis. Angelina met me at the Longboards and escorted me to the pool area where Michael and the family was so he could be reunited with his wedding band. Everyone in the family was so gracious and thanked me for finding Dad’s ring. I truly meet some of the nicest people on these ring hunts. Much Aloha to Michael, Angelina & Family!

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3 Replies to “Lost Gold & Platinum Wedding Band at Nai’a Lagoon Ko Olina…FOUND!!!”

  1. Mike liwanag says:

    Yes! Thank you Joe for finding my ring. You truly made our trip a memorable one. Thank you for all your help today! AMAZING!

  2. Angelina says:

    Yes! Thank you so much! AMAZING!

  3. Mike Liwanag says:

    Joe helping us find my ring saved our trip! I thought for sure the ring was lost forever since I lost it in the water at the cove. But Joe came to the rescue! Thanks for everything Joe!

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