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Lost Wedding Ring Lake Lewisville, Texas

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Lost Wedding Ring Lake Lewisville, Texas

 

October 2014

Received the following e-mail:

Subject: Wedding band lost in Lake
Hello,
I came across your website and was wondering if you could find my lost wedding band.  I see you are in Houston.  I live in the DFW area and lost my wedding band this weekend in Lake Lewisville.  I have the exact location.  It would require you to dive about 20-25 feet with scuba gear.  I only had it for two months and I am willing to pay you for your services.  Please let me know.
Thanks.
Richard

I contacted Don Wilson from The Ring Finders in Dallas and relayed the call information to him, and my interests in attempting a recovery. Lake Lewisville is in Don’s backyard and I knew he would know all the logistical aspects of the search location.

Don did all the ground work on this job, taking photographs of the search location, meeting with Richard at dock weeks prior, and making all the arrangement with the marina for our visit. Having the Dallas team present (Don and Ellen) and their son Tripp was the only reason this recovery attempt was even possible.

Don, Ellen, and Tripp thank you again for everything…

 

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The dock in Lake Lewisville  (the search location)

The depth 23″ feet, and after the 12′ mark total blackness down to the bottom at 23′, the bottom a soft silt mud. Utilized a custom made PVC dive pole to mark the primary search location from the surface. Used a boogie board leash as a lanyard attachment to the PVC pole ensuring I would not drift off of the search location (essentially cave diving in total darkness). The dangers in these black water dives is becoming entangled in or under one of the boat lifts or dock while ascending back to the surface.

 

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You can see from the photograph above, overhead obstacles where a significant obstruction, basically you had to work your way under the lift to descend to the mark.

Now for the downside, after one hour and ten minutes of bottom time, I could not find that missing RING. The bottom of the boat slip at 23′ provided its own challenges, laden heavy with scrap material from the docks construction, and other large miscellaneous metal items made the search a real challenge.

 

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The two lawn chairs above were fastened together with a cable lock and were an unexpected find at the bottom. I worked the bottom with a handheld Vibra-Tech 730 sifting through 4-5 inches of mud pulling up targets.

Large pieces of iron, cut pad locks, small nails and bottle tops were among the assortment of recovered items.

 

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A short video illustrating the recovery location

 

 

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It was a tough way to end the day, I always like finding the prize. The ring may be worth another look one day, but for now the ring belongs to the lake.

 

Equipment Used:

Hookamax Dive System

Vibra-Tech 730

A strong support team (The Ring Finders-Dallas)

 

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service

We can search virtually any location, some of the most common places are parks, lakes, beaches and even your own front yard…If you lost your “Ring” or other precious item…We can find it!

We train regularly and use the best Metal Detecting Equipment available insuring the greatest possibility of finding your lost possessions.

 

www.theringfinders.com                                         Texas

www.theringfinders.com/john.volek

Don’t wait… Call now!

John Volek

281-330-7758

 

One Response to “Lost Wedding Ring Lake Lewisville, Texas”

  1. Chris Turner says:

    Unlucky John but the search conditions some times spell out the end result…That would’ve been a tough hunt even if you could see down there with all the metal junk…Great effort team Texas!

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