I received an email from Jim Wren the other day that reminded me that I had a recovery late last summer that I did not post. Jim’s email was entitled “Found in 2 and a 1/2 Minutes”. This ring that Jim had found was lost in Myrtle Beach. Jim is the TRF representative in North Myrtle Beach. Jim is such a gracious fellow that when he gets a call to do a search in my area, he calls me and offers dibs on the search. On this day I asked Jim if he could do it as I was on a job site working.
Last year was a tough year for me on a personal level. Many times I asked Jim to cover me on searches, and he did. In recent searches I had suffered several difficult searches. I had failed to find the rings in the raging surf zone that were lost deeper than low tide. On this particular day last summer, Jim called me with a search in Myrtle Beach. He told me the fellow had lost his wedding band in the sand under his umbrella. Needing a win in the worst way, I told him I would take it.
I met Aaron on the beach 30 minutes later. He and his family were vacationing in Myrtle Beach. Aaron told me he had lost his ring while he was sitting on the beach under his umbrella. Not too concerned he told his little girl to dig for it. After what seemed to be too long to find this ring in the 1 square foot area that he dropped it, he joined in the search. After an hour Aaron knew he was in trouble. A lifeguard in the area recommended going on line and search for The Ring Finders. When I arrived on the beach Aaron was looking a little anxious. I assured him as we moved the beach chairs from under the umbrella. I swung the coil in the area and kept getting Iron signals. realizing the umbrella stake had a metal tip under the sand, we removed it. Sweeping the area again I did not get a signal. Just for a short minute I was beginning to feel cursed and snake bit. Asking Aaron a few more questions, I searched the area that his little girl was throwing the sand while she was searching and “Bingo”! There it was about 8 feet away. It sure was good to have a win. I really needed one.
Thank You Aaron for entrusting me and The Ring Finders with this search. Thank you for the generous reward. Thank you Jim Wren for being a friend and a great detectorist.