Lost Texas A&M Class Ring Woodlands, Texas (Recovered)

  • from Sugar Land (Texas, United States)


Hi John,

I work for The Woodlands Township in The Woodlands and I supervise the
boathouse next to the woodlands mall. Today at work, my worst nightmare
happened. I went to shake someone’s hand and they pulled my ring off and it
bounced off the dock into the lake. It is about 4.5 to 5 ft deep where it fell
in and it is in probably a 5 by 5 ft area next to the dock.

I found you online at www.theringfinders.com when I was looking for metal

detector rentals. Is there ANY way you can help me with this. My ring is/was easily

my most prized possession.

Please, if you get a chance I would love to hear back from you with any help
you might be able to offer me.

Thanks in advance,















I met Kyle this morning at the Woodlands Boat House and  Kyle gave me a first hand

account of how the ring was lost and where he believed it landed in the water.

The job appeared easy from the top side, I was thinking, I’ll jump in this tropical warm

blue water, grab the ring and job complete.

Well the water wasn’t tropical or warm and the bottom of the dock was concrete with

apparently a lot of re-enforced re-bar. I found the ring, lots of luck on this job. I was

thinking to myself, Kyle you just witnessed an early Christmas Miracle 🙂

I was really happy for him, It was clear from the beginning the Ring was very important to him.














Kyle was nice enough to grab a shot of the recovery















Kyle with a big thumbs up.









Nice Ring


It was a good day



Equipment used on this Recovery:

Minelab Excalibur II


5 Replies to “Lost Texas A&M Class Ring Woodlands, Texas (Recovered)”

  1. Mark Rubey says:

    Good Job! What did you use to find it? Looks pretty murky to just use your eyeballs. I think I would try using my VibraProbe on that one!

    1. John Volek says:

      Yes, you are right, but murky is being kind. I use the Excalibur II and a solid sand scoop on most of these jobs. The CTX 3030 would have been a better choice knowing what I now know(better tone separation on the combined mode) I have a couple of different VibraProbes and may have gone that route along with the Hookamax dive system sometime this summer. I was glad we were able to find it on the first attempt, 45 minute commute both directions, and I just like getting it done on the first trip.

  2. Mark Rubey says:

    Oh, I just realized you have an Excalibur in your hands! Not an easy task with rebar.

  3. Good find… I really hate it when it appears to be too easy because it then seems that those are the seaches that become the toughest!

    1. John Volek says:

      Outside of the beach and most lakes, the water jobs always turn out to be the most complex, and in most cases just darn right nasty.

      Stinky water, snakes, muck, tree limbs, and bottom junk take all the pleasure right out of the job.

      Be safe.


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