It was an unusual Winter day in Lake Country BC, when Naomi was out in the backyard with her dog. On returning indoors she noticed her 14k White Gold Diamond Wedding ring was missing. She looked me up on The Ringfinders website and asked if I could help her. The day she called at 6:45 am, it was -10 degrees Celsius and she had over 2 feet of snow in her yard, I responded by noon the same day, it was still snowing heavily. She was not sure of the location in the yard, but had an idea, her husband Jason was out with a flashlight hoping to locate it, without any luck. After the hour drive to their home they showed me their yard, I was surprised at the depth of the snow but suspected that the ring would not have fallen all the way through the snow. I spent an hour gridding the yard which was difficult going, I told them that if I did not locate it I would return the next week when the snow would have melted to a lesser depth, in the worst case I would return when the snow was gone and not to worry, it would be found. After recovering my breath and warming my hands I gave the worn down pathway one last sweep when I got a good signal, success the ring was found.
I just got home from 3 hours of swinging my detector in Okanagan lake when there was a phone call and an email from Jaime that she had lost her ring in the Lake. She was at the Doggie Park throwing sticks for her 2 dogs Tosh and Reo when her ring caught on the stick and went into the water. I met her at the park within 30 minutes and she showed me the location of the throw, I knew from experience that this part of the lake is littered with metal junk but figured a gold ring should be an easy find. On my first sweep one way with no obvious good target, I did a sweep the other way and dug every signal. After 90 minutes and a bag full of junk I was starting to get discouraged, but I knew the ring had to be there, so after searching the beach I widened my search in the water away from the target area and within 10 more minutes we had the ring, persistence pays. Jamie had sentimental feelings for the ring as it was handed down to her from her Auntie, she learned that when throwing sticks into the water do not wear your rings.
Chris was out back of his condo walking his Australian Terrier in the snow, going back inside he realized he had lost his wedding ring. He found me on The Ringfinders website and gave me a call. I responded at 8am the next morning, Chris suspected that it came off while he was shaking the snow off a tree, we went back and searched under the tree, then started a circle around the tree. Within 10 minutes we had the ring and Chris was happy. A quick response and a good suspect location paid off.
Will. was visiting Kelowna from Vancouver and was playing in the City Park with his family. On the way back to the hotel he noticed his wedding band was missing. After spending 1 hour on his hands and knees searching, he found me on the website and I responded the next morning at 6am. He showed me the area they had been playing in and within 2 minutes his wedding ring was returned to him.
Caden was celebrating his graduation with a large group of his peers at a beach resort North of Kelowna when he realized he had lost his ring next to a cliff leading down to the beach. He marked the location and returned later to search for the ring with no success. His mother Tara was very concerned as the ring was a gift from his grandmother, she found me on the website and phoned me. I responded within the hour and started me search in the bushy slopes, within 10 minutes the ring was located. If Caden had not marked the location it would have been a difficult search.
Louise`s daughter and friends were out of High School enjoying the recent snow fall when she realized she had lost her mothers gold ring and her silver finger splint. Louise had 6 school friends out three times searching for the rings, they even used a metal detector to no avail. I was out of country, but as soon as got home my wife gave me the message and I arranged to meet Louise at the location. It had been almost 2 weeks since the loss, she gave me the story and showed me the trail they took from the school to the park, and were they played throwing snowballs, I told her that would be the prime location, take me there. Once we arrived at the location low and behold we looked down and there was the gold ring melted out of the snow, the silver finger splint took a little more searching but we were successful. I made another friend.
Karen and her family were travelling from Vancouver to Vernon in the Okanagan for Christmas with friends, they stopped at the Merritt Tourist Booth on the way. Playing in the snow with the kids Karen lost her custom woven ring. Once in Vernon she found my site on The Ringfinders and we arranged to meet at the loss site on her way home. The Tourist Booth was 110 Kilometeres from my home over a mountain pass,( The Highway from Hell) fortunately the snow was not too bad, my plan was to grid the area of the snowball throw, then the parking lot. During my grid search, Karen was kicking the snow from the throw area and out popped the ring, a successful team effort. Karen was delighted to have the sentimental ring back on her finger.
Josh was out in his yard throwing snowballs with his son, when he noticed his custom made wedding ring was missing. He could have waited until the snow melted, but his home is on the Real Estate market, so he went and rented a metal detector hoping to find it, with no success he looked on line and found my site on The Ringfinders. I told him I would be there the next morning, it was -12 and cold on the hands, but within 10 minutes he had the ring back on his finger. Another Merry Christmas.
Gail and her husband Trevor just completed the yard cleanup of fall leaves, when they noticed Trevor had lost his wedding ring. They called me and I advised then not to discard the bags of leaves until after my search, experience tells me that that is the prime location for a lost ring. I responded the next day and searched all the yard and quickly scanned the 20 large garbage bags of leaves with no success. I told them I would return and go through each bag separately. I returned 2 days later and started emptying each bag and scanning the contents. Success on the 13th bag I got a strong signal which turned out to be the wedding ring. December would be their 53rd wedding anniversary, they were happy to have the ring back.
After shopping in West Kelowna, Leanne and John parked their vehicle on the street and took their groceries indoors. A short while later John realized he had lost his key set somewhere in the snow. Leanne recruited all the kids in the street to help find the keys, with no luck after two hours, then she called me for assistance and I responded immediately. The snow had been shoveled from the street and their driveway, so I started the search at their vehicle, then worked my way along the snow on the side of the driveway. Success the keys were found four inches deep in the driveway snow.