Never found my target, but I did find family history.

  • from Melbourne (Florida, United States)

I don’t normally post many the finds that I do for my clients, but I found this one pretty heartwarming. I received a call from Angela Sutlic on Friday April 5th and she told me that she thought her wedding band that was her late mothers fell off her finger while she was on her dock in the lagoon. Understand the area that she lives where the water is black half salt and half fresh so I had zero visibility, this was going to give a new meaning to brail diving. I met Angela that Saturday morning with my dive gear ready and I started my underwater detecting. I went through three tanks and found tons of trash, I filled two 30 galleon trash bags with all sorts of things beer & soda cans foil, screws and old boat parts. I had one last tank in my truck so I asked Angela if she wanted me to give it a final shot it was late in the day and the sun was setting. Did not matter to me because I could not see anything anyway underwater. I told her cleaned the bottom of all the trash now was the best time to try. I was doing one last grid pattern when a quarter the way through I got a very faint hit that I was just going to say was trash, but I engaged it. I had to hand fan the bottom and the signal was getting stronger and then after 10 minutes of searching and about 5 inches down in the mud I thought I found the ring. Well I was wrong when I finally felt the object it was a bracelet. I put it in my catch bag and moved on. When I surfaced after 90 minutes to call it a day. I pulled the bracelet out of my bag cleaned it up a little with water and a jewelers cloth, it looked almost like new. I apologized to Angela because I could not find her ring, but showed her what I did find and she looked at it and started crying immediately! Her grandmother who passed on April 6th 2018 had lost this bracelet 10 years before, but never knew where she lost it. While I never did find the ring I was looking for that day, last night April 16th 2019 I get a call and Angela found her mother’s wedding band at the bottom of her washer.

Sometimes we should not question, this was just meant to be and something I will not soon forget. If I can help you find your lost item please reach out to me and I will do my best to find it for you on land or in the water. Marc




2 Replies to “Never found my target, but I did find family history.”

  1. Steven W Ray says:

    Wow that is a powerful story and hopefully will add comfort to her. I feel this story need more public attention. Congrats on enduring the trash to find this treasure!

    Steven Ray

  2. Gregg larabel says:

    Amazing story. I have had similar stories in my finds. Congratulations.

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