Lost Ring in Westport Connecticut Pond… Recovered on SCUBA!

from Mystic (Connecticut, United States)
Contact: 1-252-775-1307

A men’s wedding band was lost during a swim in a residential pond in Westport, CT. The gentleman was going for his very first dip on his recently acquired property. Just three strokes into the swim he felt the unsettling slip of his wedding band off his finger. Although a stunning pond, the visibility underwater was zero and over a foot of leaf litter has been building up on the bottom since the 1970s when the pond was constructed. To further complicate things, the depth of the pond was around seven feet in some areas. Just in case the ring settled in one of the deeper areas, I decided this was going to be a SCUBA recovery. Thirty minutes into the search we located the ring and notified the owner. This ring was recovered thanks to my friend Jon and our underwater metal detection equipment.

Recovering a lost item in water deeper than head high can be dangerous due to the potential unknowns of the underwater environment. Additionally, the learning curve involved in using metal detection equipment underwater can be steep. Stay safe and limit any frustration by contacting someone with experience in both of these areas (252) 775-1307.

Media Mention: http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/the-lost-jewelry-hunters

 

View of the Pond…

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Staging our gear…

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Preparing for the search…

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Check out the video of our first find!

 

Ring found!

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Smiling faces!

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