I got a call on Monday from Jason. He lost his wedding band in the water two days earlier and was trying to reach out to anybody for help. He found me on TheRingFinders.com directory for the Myrtle Beach,SC area. Jason and his family had returned to St. Louis, MO, and was not available in person to help me with the lost area. Jason lost his wedding band, that belonged to his father and was passed down, in thigh deep water at low tide. Jason described the area that he and his family were enjoying the beach. I went out at low tide Monday to give it a try. The water was rough and the currents were strong. Standing in thigh deep water with shoulder high waves was not fun. Also, with the water temperature being about 65 degrees my voice was a little higher when I got out of the water.
Jason sent me a video that night that showed him and his family on the beach. Looking at the video I realized that I was not in the right area in my earlier search. Jason was also going to try to extract the GPS info that might be embedded in the video from his cell phone. I returned to the beach yesterday to try again. Once again I was being crushed by the waves as the afternoon sea breeze had it’s hold on the water. Two hours in the water with not a single low tone on my Minelab CTX 30-30, and the only high tone was my voice.
I am going to give it another try on Friday or Saturday as the low tide moves around to the morning. The wind should be low and the waters calmer. Jason sent me a Google Earth picture and narrowed my search area. I also have taken a still picture of the Garden City Pier from his video and I should be able to stand on the beach and line up the light posts and pilings to get a smaller grid area. This being my first lost ring call, I really want to find this ring. Why couldn’t it be in the garden? Chris Turner makes those look easy.
So, on Saturday morning, the 25th, everybody rub their left earlobe and send me some luck. I hope to post a successful find.
AKA: Sniper Swiper