Engagement ring lost at Coronado Beach, Found!

  • from La Jolla (California, United States)

Juan called me around 5pm as I was driving home and asked for help finding his fiancee’s engagement ring. It seems she was talked into going in the surf against her better judgement, and her ring slipped from her finger in thigh deep water. When I arrived, I met the couple and they showed me the approximate search area. At that point the tide had been coming in for about an hour since it’s loss but I figured I’d give it a try anyway. After searching for a couple of hours and high tide approaching, I called it a day but told them I’d be back the next afternoon at low tide. They are to be married soon so failure was not an option. Added to that was the fact that they were leaving town and heading back to Houston in two days! I made it back to the site about an hour before low tide and after contacting Juan, began my grid pattern in the wet sand and out into the shallow surf. I thought I had found it a couple of times but the signals turned out to be other targets mimicing her ring. After about 45 minutes to an hour another strong “gold” sound hit my headphones and sure enough, it was this beautiful ring you see here. Juan got to make the fun phone call to his fiancee and we both enjoyed the moment. Now that we got the ring back, you’re officially engaged again! It was a pleasure to meet you both and thank you for the reward.


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2 Replies to “Engagement ring lost at Coronado Beach, Found!”

  1. Tough search but great results. I’m going out on a ‘repeat’ search today on a man’s gold band lost about 3 weeks ago.. it’s a long shot but I will search for it while searching an adjoining area (for my own pleasure). Hope I can ‘post’ a find but regardless, I gotta try just one more time.

  2. Mark Rubey says:

    When I have one that I can’t find, I leave the file open and return to the site another day to try my luck again. They’re turn up sooner or later! I also check with other locals who detect and fellow club members too on the chance they’ve found the item. I’ve had luck doing that in the past. Hope you find it!

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