On July 7th i received a message from Edward Cropski aka/ N.J. Lost Ring Finder about a lost wedding band in Sea Bright NJ. Ryan and his wife were relaxing and enjoying the day when at some point Ryan went into the water and while wading/body surfing during high tide, he watched his ring come right off his finger as a wave came in. He reached out to Ed who then sent him my way as i was closer. It was lost on the 6th, I went out there on the 11th for the 2am low tide and based on map images and a video his wife took of where they were at the time i was able to find it in about 2hrs of searching. They were very happy to hear that i had found it when i sent him a picture and could not believe it!. He told me from now on it is not going to the beach with him again! Another happy couple!
A few days ago i received a call from a woman named Tina. I was not able to call her back right away so she then called my friend Dennis Burligame who is also a member of the RingFinders.com. They recently married in May. While they were out enjoying themselves with friends at Tice’s Shoal in Island Beach state park in the bay his ring slipped off his finger. Dennis went out there the same afternoon to conduct a search. Tina had him about a 100ft+ in the wrong area it turned out. He was unable to find it. So i met up with Dennis this morning to help him search for it. It was a bit cold out this morning so we donned our wet suits and headed into the water. We started searching the area again. While in the water i took out my cell phone to use the pictures they took to try and get in the right spot and narrow down the search area. After about 3 hrs of digging bottle caps and pull tabs along with the occasional coin i had his ring in my scoop!. Needless to say they were very happy and excited when i called them with the news. They met us about 30mins later to pick it up. Love these happy endings!
I received a message from fellow ring finder Edward Cropski aka/ N.J. Lost Ring Finder on Saturday afternoon about a lost wedding ring in Spring Lake NJ. Her friend found the Ringfinders website and reached out to Ed for her friend Vikki. Ed was away so he referred her to me. I called and made arrangements with Vikki to meet that same afternoon to conduct a search. It seems the ring fell out of her bag while packing up for the day. Her and her friend’s marked out the area they were set up before I arrived. After some chatting I began my search. Within 5 minutes I had her ring in my scoop! She was absolutely thrilled and relieved. She is just 2 weeks shy of celebrating her 1 year anniversary. We all took some photo’s and made our way to the exit. I was happy to find it and return it to her!. But the story isn’t over just yet, In a funny twist while walking back to my truck talking, She realized she forget her sandels. She went back to get them and when she came back she said to me ” It’s so odd, You just found my ring and I just found this iphone” I took a look at it and quickly realized it was my phone! It must have fallen out of my pocket after taking pictures. LOL. The customer has now become the finder! I thanked her and when she attempted to give me a reward but i simply said no thank you, We are even! She did insist on giving me something so I reluctantly and gratefully accepted.Another great ending with good karma for all!
Yesterday I received a call from Aileen in PA about her husbands wedding band. He lost it while digging in the sand Memorial day weekend while visiting his parents. She was referred to me through someone. I was able to get out there the same night. She said it was about 10ft behind the high tide line. Since they were there a storm had come through and as I suspected, The ring was moved by higher waves and now 5ft behind the high tide line and I did not even need the detector. While searching a grid my attention was diverted to something shiney partially sticking up out of the sand when my headlamp lit the area. It turned out to be the lost ring! Sent her a photo and then dropped it in her In-laws mailbox. Another happy ending!
Found a working cell phone while detecting. It is unlocked so I called one of the missed calls. They are on their way to reclaim it. Good karma points! Good thing I was wearing my Ringfinders t-shirt today lol
I got a message yesterday from Alexis in Jackson NJ. During an argument with her fiance’ as he was walking alongside his car she took off her engagement ring and threw it at him. It bounced off his car and disappeared. She found me and 2 other guys threw the Ringfinders website. The first person there was not able to find it. I then went with my Minelab Ctx 3030 with the 11″ coil and searched all over the driveway and into the yard in the snow on both sides of the driveway in -5 temperatures. After 3hrs i too was unable to find it. So fellow Ringfinder and friend Dennis Burligame agreed to go the next morning to try as well. I also went back to meet him and continue the search only this time i switched to my 6″ coil as the driveway is concrete and had a lot of iron reinforcement which made it difficult to search. Dennis and i both searched the same area and decided to narrow down the area and even though we both went over the same spots with the 11″coils we could not find it. I went over the same spots now using my 6″ coil and right near a heavy iron tone i got a blip of a good high tone signal. I then moved the snow around with my foot away from the iron and the high tone came in much clearer. As i bent down to move the snow around by hand it was at that moment i saw part of a ring sticking out! If it were not for that 6″ coil i would not have been able to locate it!. Needless to say the customers were very happy! Big thanks to Dennis Burligame for the assist!
While out with my family at a friends bbq with bad cell reception as we were leaving i received a message from Edward Cropski Aka NJ Lost Ring Finder about a Diamond wedding ring set lost in Sandy Hook NJ. I also had a voicemail from Jessica, The woman who lost the rings. She had taken her rings off and put them into the cupholder of her chair to put lotion on and forgot to put them back on. It was not until they were packing up for the day and her father began to shake the sand from the chairs when she realized she never put them back on. But it was already too late, They were gone! I called her to make arrangements to conduct a search and explained to her that special permission was required since the beach she is at used to be a military base and is now a Federal park where metal detecting is prohibited. She called me back about 15mins later as i as driving home to tell me she has gotten the permission needed for a search but i would have to get there quickly as the park is closing at 9pm. Within minutes of getting home I said goodbye to my wife and daughter i grabbed my Minelab Ctx 3030, Jumped back into my truck and started the 45min drive to Sandy Hook. The ride then became longer as i got caught it traffic along the way. When i finally arrived i only had 15 minutes to conduct the search! Luckily her family had marked out the area with umbrellas and other items where they were. Within 10 minutes i had found both rings, 6 ft apart from one another! Another happy ending!
Yesterday afternoon i received a referral call through Ronnie DeGhetto, Owner of Gold Digger Detectors in Raritan NJ for a lost watch. I then spoke to Mark, The owner of the Tag Heuer watch valued at 2k Which he had dropped in the sand while him and his wife were packing up for the day. After digging around trying to find it with no luck he decided to seek out some help. He found Ronnie’s info doing a web search who then gave him my number. I made arrangements to meet him out on the beach later that night. Within 20 Minutes of searching Mark had his watch back in his hands! A 10 year anniversary gift from his wife. Another happy return!
Got a call from a woman at another beach that had lost her engagement ring. She found me through a web search. She took it off and put it on her stomach to put lotion on and forgot she didn’t put it back on until she got up to go in the water. I did a grid of the area she was sitting and found it within 30 mins. Another success!
Got a late night text message from a woman named Maryann on behalf of her niece Alyssa. Earlier in the day while at the beach she lost her engagement ring and was devastated. Her aunt had found me on the ring finders page doing a google search. I went out there the next day to see if i can help. They kept the area where they were sitting open for me so i began to search there. No luck so i then gridded down the slope. Still nothing. Next i went into the water even though it was high tide and beginning to fall i figured now or never. They were sure it was in the water. After about an hour in the water it still was not turning up. I told them i would come back again later that night when the rest of the people were gone to further search the dry sand. In the meantime i told her i would grid the dry a bit from behind the people at the towel line to the entrance and then the pathway. They still were convinced it was in the water but said ok, If you want to.. I then did a 5 line grid to the entrance and again nothing. Almost 4hrs now searching..Ok, Now the path on my way out. There is a tall dune, Then it drops down then back up again to the street. Once i got down to the dip i then get a very nice solid tone and a 12.03-12.04 on my Ctx. Sounds too good to be foil.. I took out a scoop and gave the sand a kick and staring back at me is this big beautiful platinum diamond ring! Bam! I walked back over the dune to where they were and saw them still looking around in the water (One of them even had a hand sifter hoping to catch it) I smiled at her cousins as i waited for Alyssa to turn around. Once she did and saw me i motioned for her to come over. Once she got close i held up the ring. She had a look of disbelief until she got closer and realized i was holding her ring! She immediately started to cry tears of joy and hugged me while thanking me over and over. Her Uncle and Aunt came over and did the same. All the people around us were giving praise. I even went back to their house with them for a cold drink and got even more hugs from them and the rest of the family. It was so wonderful being able to get it back to her. Love this Hobby!!