On Monday afternoon i received a message from a woman named Kathy. My friend Joe K referred her to me. She was visiting over the weekend and lost her wedding band while at the beach the day before. I decided to go out there that night to see if i could find it for her. Luckily she took a photo of where she was set up to help me start in the right area. After about an hour of finding trash and the occasional coin i had her ring in my scoop!. She was very happy to have it back on her finger where it belongs! Another great ending!
Last night around 12am while on my way out to a beach with my friend Dennis, I received a message from Fellow Ring Finder Edward Cropski aka N.J. Lost Ring Finder with contact information for Raj, Who also messaged me minutes later. He was at Island Beach State Park earlier that day with his family. While he was wiping the sand off a boogie board his wedding ring flew off his finger. After searching by hand for a few hours he decided to do a web search where he found the Ringfinders website. I went home and slept for a few hours then met him at the beach at 7:30am. During the summer months detecting is not allowed there on the weekends and you also need a permit (Which i have). He was granted permission for me to come and do a search. He and his wife showed me where they were the day before. Within 15 minutes i was able to recover his ring!. Another wonderful ending! #Minelabfind
On 8/7/18 I received a message from Shawna about a lost ring. She was visiting a beach in Sea Bright NJ for the day and while swimming in chest deep water during high tide she felt her late mother’s ring slip off her finger in the water. Even though i was off the next day and had some things to take care of i assured her i would go out later that night during the low tide to conduct a search for the ring. The only problem is the weather was not working in my favor. Lightning storms were coming in and i became worried i would not be able to go out that night to look for it. I was watching the lightning tracker like a hawk, Once i saw a small window of opportunity (1hr after the peak low tide) I jumped in my truck and headed out there. With not much time to search now that the tide was already starting to come back in i got there as quickly as i could. I made my way out to the area it was lost and within 15 mins i had found her lost ring! About 8″ deep at the shoreline! I sent her a picture and she came out within 30mins to meet me. I was very happy to reunite her with it! Another wonderful ending!
On July 20th I received an email from a girl named Jamie who had lost her iphone. She purchased a metal detector and searched for it for a few days without any luck. She then reached out to me for some help. Going by the map images she sent me with the last known location of the phone before the battery died, I started a search in that area while marking a grid. The biggest issue working against me is that she told me trucks had come in and dumped more sand on the beach after she lost it. But the phone had been moved around a few times. Most likely from the sand being graded and the beach rake making passes. In about an hour and widening my search area I was able to locate the phone about 12-14″ down. She and her Father were very happy to hear I had found it! Another happy customer!
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!
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!