Young Dad Gets His Ride Back……
…..A call came in around noon today from Keegan who was visiting some family. He said he brought the children to the park and took a zig-zag shortcut thru a woodsy, undeveloped park of the park to avoid some flooding on a trail. When they got back to the car about an 1/8th of a mile away he reached for his key and just the plastic holder that held the key was there. Panicked at being stranded he thought how he was going to get back home to Pontiac MI. On site we discussed where the key may have come off the plastic holder so we packed up the children and drove to the woodsy area. While the children sat in my van with the air conditioning on, the temperature was rising as Keenan and I went into the search area. I had my MXT metal detector set for no discrimination and sensitivity set as high as I could as sweeping the coil was difficult thru the thick and deep foliage. Getting tangled a few times convinced me this was where his key got caught and came off. There was no way to get a perfect swing of the metal detector coil so poking the end of the coil in and out of openings in the brush and pushing the weeds down with the coil was my only option. After a few junk signals came thru I found a small piece of open ground with loose leaves. Sweeping the coil over I got a nice signal 0″ deep in the brass range on the MXT meter. Checking with my pin-pointer outlined a basic shape size of a key and pushing the brown leaves aside revealed his missing key! Keenan was in total shock that it was here and that he didn’t have to get towed and a new key made! Taking them back the the car and watching him unlock the door and drive off was wonderful to see! Even tho his day started on a blue note, they are now on their way to a wonderful Father’s Day!
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