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LOST KEYS, Del Mar, Ca.

from Carlsbad (California, United States)
Contact: 1-760-212-6588

Got a call from a man named Scott, told me his kids are in Solana Beach and lost the car keys .  I throw a few questions at him and make a plan for 5 am hunt,   Next morning I get to the beach to meet them at 5 am. They are a bit late so I go onto beach and start griddin. I only did small area when they showed up. I’m in right aera. After 30/60 I told then not here. Check all the poles cause people will hang lost keys on them. Scott is over by the poles and didnt hear me say that. I watch him walk over and take them off the pole. Its a great day.





Lost Wedding Band, Carlsbad Ca.

from Carlsbad (California, United States)
Contact: 1-760-212-6588















LostRing Carlsad, Ca

Got a call from a lady who was at the beach looking for Husbands lost wedding band. Ten min ETA and I was on the beach with her. I took my Whites TDI. It was a lucky day for them as she tells me it was lost last night at sunset. No sooner said and I get a great signal. I look at her and smile as I reach down and scoop it up. Plat
Mens band. She comes to the van so I can get a picture for the book of smiles. Here they are. Husband was at work so kinda cool suprize for him. Its a great day.

Ring lost in 2014, reurned a year later

from Carlsbad (California, United States)
Contact: 1-760-212-6588

On another Leak Detection I meet a man, Ray Sharpe. He is at his daughters house to help with a leak in her main water service. As we talk and he see’s my RingFinders lic plate frame he tells me he wished he met me last year, I ask why’s that ? He shows me his hand without a ring on it. 47 yrs he tells me he wore his wedding ring that was made for him. So I ask where did you lose it. He tells me the story of diggin at the beach with his grandson and comin home with no RING. He bought a detector and tried to find the ring with no luck and gave up. So now knowing where it was lost, I ask what does it look like and I’ll put it out to all the guys. As soon as he says, 4 dimonds going left and 4 dimonds goin right, my head drops. Ok get a piece of papper and draw it for me. (I knew I had it already) I told him I might have it, Watch my tools and I’ll run home and be right back. As I get in the van to leave his daughter comes to my van and asked if I really think I have it. I scroll thru my pics and bring it up. THATS IT. OMG. I must say this was a special ring the min I dug it while lookin for a lost Plat ring for someone else. (Found too)
It had my lucky number ( 8 ) dimonds on it but it had something more. A feeling I have never had in 20 yrs of detecting. I posted the find on CL but no body claimed. It became my SPECIAL RING, I wore it on special days.
As I pull in their driveway with ring in hand I know why this is
(was) so special.
I walk up to Ray as he holds out his hand and drop his special ring in his hand. At this point I dont remember all that was said and dont really care. I know this cannot be topped in my lifetime
and I am thankfull to be a part in this story. I made a friend.
1 in a Billion.(?) I think so. imageimage

Lost Ring Carlsbad, Calif

from Carlsbad (California, United States)
Contact: 1-760-212-6588

July 4, 3:30 lost ring call from State beach. 10 min ETA. As Im getting out of my van a guy comes up and saws I so glad we found you
He explains on our walk down to the sand, he was hitin a volleyball when he felt it fly off.
Everybody stop, they all hunted for it but had no luck. I gridded
the court 2 times then the bushes too. Now in cross grid I got it. Cheers come from all over the beach. Its a great day at the beach.

Lost Watch

from Carlsbad (California, United States)
Contact: 1-760-212-6588

Called to find a lost watch, She said it was dropped off Lifegaurd tower @ 1:30 am last night. I went
right down to check around tower.
Nothing found anywhere near tower.
Just got a message that she found it this morning in her car.
Goes to show not everyone knows where they lost their item.

Lost Ring Carlsbad, Ca

from Carlsbad (California, United States)
Contact: 1-760-212-6588

Got a call form a man at my local beach, Any chace you could help me find my ring today. Sure can I’m 7 mins away. See ya soon.
Pull up and he’s saved me a spot to park. Grab my Whites PI and head out with him.
He shows me a 15×15 ft area, so I walk to the far left side to start, he gestures in front of him. I just smile. I do one loop around the square and stop. His wife again shows me over here. I get eye contact with her to let her know I got it. I ask him one more time, he says I threw ball and it went right here. I smiled and with my scoop did one scoop and handed him the bucket to remove his ring. Damn. People sitting to the right all start clapping. Its a good feeling.

Lost Ring La Costa park

from Carlsbad (California, United States)
Contact: 1-760-212-6588

Called to a park in La Costa /San Ejilo hills. Lost Platnium ring.
After about 10 min I found it up under the edge of thier rubber area. Another happy guy.image

Lost Engagement Ring, Beacons Beach, Ca.

from Carlsbad (California, United States)
Contact: 1-760-212-6588

Monday morning get a frantic phone call, I am at Becons beach and my girlfriend dropped her ring. I am only five min away so I’ll be right over.

When I get there I see a guy walking back and forth at the bottom of the cliff. Grab the detector and head down. I meet Scott and he tells me he’s been looking for two days with a rented detector.

It’s late morning and the beach is gettin more and more people coming down. I grid 100′ X 50′ for a couple hours but no ring, few coins and hand full of trash. I tell him I will come back at sunset and bring my partner Curtis Cox.

5:00 pm I go down onto the beach to meet up with Scott again, I tell him Curtis is on his way and I start on my grid again. I cover the whole area again but slower, Curtis shows up and starts working the area we believe it to be in.

After he works over close to me, I stop to tell Scott I need to shut down and let Curtis work over this area, cause he’ll find it. 15 seconds later Curtis breaks out laughing, shakeing his scoop with a ting ting ting. He couldn’t even speak. Two days of heart break is washed away with cheers from all the people on the cliff watching the sunset and us…

Summer ring finds

from Carlsbad (California, United States)
Contact: 1-760-212-6588

99% of all calls were found so far this summer. 13 in last 2 months.

Lost keys found and returned

from Carlsbad (California, United States)
Contact: 1-760-212-6588

Lady droped keys in sand, called
me and 10 mins later she was on her way home, happy