Ring Lost in Coronado Found

  • from La Jolla (California, United States)

Zari spent the day at the beach in Coronado, and when she was ready to go home, noticed her wedding ring/engagement ring combo was missing off her finger. She wasn’t sure if it came off in the dry sand building sand castles, or, out in the water where she was tumbled by a wave after introducing her daughter to her first experience in the surf. After an online search and finding TheRingFinders.com and my info, she contacted me Tuesday evening for help. Since there was a strong possibility that the ring could be in the water, I told Zari that it would be best if I conducted the search at the next low tide, which was at 4:38am the next morning. I had her send me some photos of her location on the beach along with a photo of the rings. Upon arrival the next morning at 2:30am, I triangulated the photos to get me on ground zero. Unfortunately, I discovered grid marks all over the sand in the area of where she had been camped the previous day and they lead down the slope toward the water. Not a good sign! Looks like someone has been there recently, but, that’s a very popular section of beach, so, not completely unexpected. I looked down the beach in both directions, and the grid marks are only 50 feet either way of ground zero. Nowhere else on the beach!  WTF? I’m thinking that someone somehow knew there must be a lost ring there. Well, I was already there, so, I may as well give it a try. I hit the dry sand first and didn’t get a single good target other than one zinc cent. Ok, off to the water. I made 4-5 passes into the surf without a single target. On the sixth pass just as I turned to head back up slope from shin deep water, I get a nice solid 10 on the Equinox, One scoop and I had the ring! I texted Zari with the good news, but, didn’t expect or get a response until later in the morning. After a bit of sleep, got up, and went off to another detecting adventure that morning, I arranged with Zari to meet later in the day and get the ring back on her finger. A pleasure to meet you and thank you for the reward.

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