Ring Recovered in river near Rockford, IL

  • from Trevor (Wisconsin, United States)

I was contacted yesterday about a wedding ring that fell off during a canoe trip down the Kishwaukee river. The canoe had gotten hung up on a submerged tree limb in a faster current area and the ring fell off. The owners searched the area and was able to see it in the water but lacked the equipment to retrieve it and reached out to the ring finders for assistance. I was able to meet them out at the river this morning and after a short walk upstream we were at the location. The current made it a little challenging to swing the detector and stand still and luckily was only a few feet deep and with a great location given by the owners the ring was recovered fairly quickly.  After being in the river almost a full two days it had gotten buried about 3 inches under silt and gravel.