Lost rings in LBI NJ Found by Matt St.Germain

  • from Seaside Heights (New Jersey, United States)
Recovery #7 for 2021
Today I was contacted by fellow ring finder Dave Milsted in reference to Tracey and her husband Chris. While in the northern part of LBI NJ on vacation and enjoying a day at the beach yesterday. Tracey had removed her four rings and put them in the pocket of her shorts to apply lotion. Later that day they picked up and moved further up the beach to avoid high tide. At the end of the day when they were packing up to leave. Tracey went into her pocket to put her rings back on and realized they were not there. They tried to search for a while and when I called them they were on their way to a store to buy a basic metal detector. I explained to them the down falls of using them and also how much of a learning curve there is. They decided it would be best to have me come and help. I met them later in the afternoon for low tide so I could do a thorough search. Once I arrived Tracey and Chris walked out to the beach with me to show me where they were.
Their neighbors/ friends were there also and gave some input with more details. I began my search at the high tide mark and worked my way all the way down into the water at the drop off. No luck there. I then continued further into the dry sand and as I did everyone was nice enough to move their chairs over so I could continue. One of the neighbors was also nice enough to walk back to her house and bring me a few bottles of cold water. This very nice older couple moved their chairs as well and sure enough, Right where they were sitting, I got the mixed tones I was looking for! Out came Tracey’s rings! Everyone was so excited and happy that I found them. Tracey and her husband Chris were so happy and relived! Tracey gave me a great big hug of joy! (it’s nice to be able to get those again) These happy ending’s never get old!