Answering my cell phone, in mid December, revealed a phone call from The Ring Finders own Chris Turner. Chis explained that he had received an email message for a lost ring in Irmo, South Carolina. Chris explained that he and this young lady were not getting responses from other TRF’s in her neighborhood. He asked how far away her location was from Myrtle Beach. Chris seemed to balk in asking me to see if I could help from 3 plus hours away. I told Chris that I often travel thru that area when I go hunting in the upstate of SC. I told Chris to give her my contact info, and that if they still had not gotten a hold of anybody from the Midlands that I would be happy to help.
I got a text message on my phone from Bethany between the holidays asking if I could help her find her engagement ring. I called her back an assured her we should be able to help sometime in the next few weeks as I would be traveling to the upstate to do some coyote hunting. I could catch up with her returning from one of my trips. I asked her about the loss to see what kind of equipment I would carry with me. Bethany explained that in a moment of anger she threw the white gold engagement ring into the wood bordering her in-law’s drive way. The very ring that her husband Cullen had place on her finger in June. No judgement here. I myself have had those”I wish I could take that back” experiences. Bethany explained that the toss happened in October and that she had been heart sick ever since. In fact she had spent several hours on her hands and knees looking for the ring herself.
I met Bethany last weekend at her in-law’s home. She showed me where she flung the ring. Given the brush and scrub on the forest floor I decided to use my Fisher Gold Bug Pro with a 6” coil. Knowing that she was angry at the time of the loss, I started the search a little farther out than she thought the engagement ring should be. I started the grid search moving toward a pine tree 60′ away. Turning back on the second grid line I walked about 10′ and got nice signal that showed a 56 on the interface screen. Pushing aside some pine straw revealed her engagement ring. I walked to where she was sitting on her car and asked her to confirm that I was searching for a white gold ring. She spied it on my little finger as I held it up for her to see. Big smiles and hugs ensued.
Bethany, thank you for the generous reward. I hope you and Cullen share many years together, and congratulations on the expected little one soon to be here. All the best to you and yours.