Michael Gaskin, Author at The Ring Finders

Lost Wedding / Engagement Ring set Recovered in Mayo Lake on 6/10/17 in Roxboro N.C.

from Hillsborough (North Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-919-539-5048

This ring was recovered in Mayo Lake in Roxboro, N.C. on 6-10-17.

I will keep this story short but a couple weeks ago I received a call from a gentleman about a ring his wife lost in the lake. He explained that she lost it in the water about six weeks ago and he would like to try to recover the ring.  After speaking with him about the details I agreed to meet him there on Saturday 6-3-17 to try to find it. When I got there I spoke with him more and we went down to the water with all my dive gear. I suited up and tried to find it but had to kill the dive after about a hour in the water because of poor diving conditions and poor visibilty I could not even see to read my gauges on my console. thats how bad the water was mucked up. I came back on 6-10-17 to try again as I don’t like to give up on a ring search if I can help it. This time when I came I came to try a better way since I knew how bad the conditions were from my previous Dive search. This time I brought a extra tank of air so I could search longer and I brought some blocks and rope so I could run some guide lines through the area of interest to make my searching easier by following the guide lines in a grid search patturn. I set up my lines and started my search. About 25-30 minutes in to my search in about 20 feet of water I found a ring but it was only part of the ring I was looking for. The ring I was trying to find was a ring that sat in middle of two bands the was put together in the shape of a U. The piece I found was the center part but I still needed to find the other piece. After taking a a break I began my seach again and following my lines more I was able to find the rest of the ring also in about another 45 minutes also in 20 feet of water. I was very happy to help them out and glad they were able to get it back as this was not a easy search. Even a pro diver would of had trouble finding this one. Enclosed is a photo of the ring.

Lost Platinum Wedding Ring Recovered in Raleigh N.C. on 1/30/17

from Hillsborough (North Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-919-539-5048

This morning on 1/30/17 , I was contacted by a gentleman about his wedding ring he had lost while at a local soccer park yesterday with his son. We discussed the lost ring and all the details of where he had lost it and how.. After speaking to him I agreed to meet him at the park today to do the search and find his ring.. I assured him it would be a easy search and I would be able to find his ring since he was sure of the area he lost it in.. That’s also assuming nobody already found it and picked it up which happens a lot.

When I got there it was around 1:00 pm and I gave him a call to let him know i was there like we had agreed. While I was waiting for him to get there to walk me through everything that happened when he lost the ring I decided to start my investigation and search early to see if I could locate it. I got my long range electroscope called the fieldscope out of my truck and my detector. I started scanning the area with my fieldscope to see if I could get a lock on it. Right away I started picking up the hits. I followed the line in on the hits and used my detector for conformation to locate the ring. I was able to locate the ring in about 5 minutes of searching with the help of my fieldscope / electroscope. The ring was recovered in the center of the soccer field before he even arrived. I was happy to be able to help him out.

 

 

Lost 14k yellow gold Ring Recovered in Louisburg, NC on 12-31-16

from Hillsborough (North Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-919-539-5048

This Ring was recovered on 12-31-16 for a nice woman who had lost it in her yard almost 2 months ago while cutting grass on about 6 acres of land. I’m not going to go into too much detail about how she lost it but I was able to find the ring in less than a hour and return it to her. I was very happy to help her out and she was very happy to see it returned after a couple months of being lost. It is always a pleasure to help someone out by finding there lost items.

Lost 14k White gold Engagement Ring Recovered in Morrisville, NC on 7-4-16

from Hillsborough (North Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-919-539-5048

This Ring was recovered on 7-4-16 for a nice woman who had lost it in the woods behind her house a year earlier. I’m not going to go into too much detail about how she lost it but I was able to find the ring in less than 30 minutes and return it to her. I was very happy to help her out and she was very happy to see it returned after a year of being lost.

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Lost 14k White & Yellow Gold Ring Recovered on 6/02/16 in Lake Gaston, Boydton Va.

from Hillsborough (North Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-919-539-5048

I recovered and returned this Lost gold wedding  ring on 6/02/16 for nice gentleman named Jason who had lost it in Lake Gaston.  I won’t go into to much detail but  the ring was recovered in about 8 feet of water in about 26 minutes.. Even though this recovery did not take long, it was a tough search as there was no visibility when diving. Even with a good light there was only 5 inches visibility. It was like diving in pitch black water. In order to locate the ring I had to go on sound and feel only as I could not see anything and the bottom was littered with trash signals. I would not recommend diving in this lake unless you are a experienced diver.   Here are some photos of the ring . It was a pleasure to help him out. And i’m glad he was able to get it back.

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Lost Gold Ring Recovered from a Creek on 12-26-2015 in Clayton, N.C.

from Hillsborough (North Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-919-539-5048

This ring was recovered and returned on 12-26-2015 from a creek in Clayton N.C..

I first talk to the guy who lost it yesterday on 12-25-2015.. He explained he was removing some wood and logs two days ago on 12-23-2015 when a log had snagged the ring on his finger and pulled the ring off causing it to fall into the creek.

I agreed to meet him at 10:00 AM today to help make the recovery. When I got there we spoke a few minutes and filled out some forms before the search began. He then took me to the place where he lost the ring and I began my search. Within 5 minutes I had found the ring in just a couple feet of water and it was about 6 inches down buried in the sand on the bottom. The  reason the ring had got buried so fast was the past couple days we had a lot of rain and flood waters here in the area causing it to sink faster in the sand on the bottom..

I was very happy to help in the recovery and as you can see from the pics they were very happy to get it back..

Its always a pleasure when I can help others out in there recoveries..

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Lost Gold Ring Recovered in Chaple Hill, N.C. on 11/25/2015

from Hillsborough (North Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-919-539-5048

last night on 11/24/2015, I received a call from a nice gentleman who lost his ring while working outside on his home. After speaking to him and going over the details of how he lost the ring I agreed to meet him at his home to do the search on the next morning at 8:00 am on 11/25/2015.  When I arrived at his home it was right at 8:00 am like we agreed on. He walked me though everything he had done up to losing the ring. He also explained that when he was done working he had went to the side of the house to rinse a bucket out he was using. He put his hand in the bucket that he had the ring on the stir the water and wash the dirty bucket out. Since the water was dirty and cold it would only make sense why he would think the ring would come off in the water. He explained that he dumped the water out on the side of the in the leaves.  Well when I decided to begin my search I had my Regulator long range Electroscope and decided to use it first to check the areas. Instantly I got a signal with it when I was standing in front of the house while shooting it down toward the side of the house. After establishing  the first line on bearing I change my angle and shot a new line of bearing while this time standing further out in front of the home so I could shoot across my first line to see where the strongest signal would cross. I got 3 hits across my first line of bearing, 2 of them was 2 weak to worry about but the Third one was very strong so I started my search there.  The strongest was not on the side he thought the ring would be but instead was where he was working in the front. I grabbed my detector and sure enough I found the ring in the strongest area in less than two minutes. I was very happy to help him recover it fast. He was happy to have it back.

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Lost White Gold Wedding Ring recovered in Falls Lake Beaver Dam swim area, in Wake Forest N.C. on 6/26/15..

from Hillsborough (North Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-919-539-5048

I recovered this Lost gold wedding  ring on 6/26/15 for nice young lady who lost it while swimming with her kids.  She explained that she lost her ring a few days earlier while she was playing with her kids in the water.  It appears that before she entered the water she was putting lotion on her and the kids and when she got in the water, the combination of the lotion and the water caused the ring to slip off her finger.  The ring was recovered in about 3 feet of water.. Here are some photos of the ring . It was a pleasure to help her out but the sad part is my detector developed a leak during the search which caused it to short out and break just after I found her ring. Atleast i was able to find her ring before it broke, I’m glad about that..

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Lost Platinum & 18k Gold Wedding Ring Recovered in Morrisville N.C. on 3/31/15

from Hillsborough (North Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-919-539-5048

On 3/29/15 , I was contacted by a Mr. Michael C. about his wedding ring he had lost while playing with his Dogs in his back yard.. We discussed the lost ring and all the details of where he had lost it and how.. After speaking to him I agreed to meet him the next day on 3/30/15 to do the search and find his ring.. I assured him it would be a easy search and I would be able to find his ring pretty quick since he was sure of the area he lost it in.. We had agreed to meet between 6:00pm & 6:30pm , 0n 3/30/15..

But the next day before I was to go out to do the search, I had decided since I had time before meeting him that I would go metal detecting in the woods first to pass some time before I had to meet him.. Thats when I had a problem of my own , I was about a mile back in the woods detecting and when it came time to head back to my truck so I could meet Mr. Michael C. to do his search I had relized I lost my truck keys in the woods somewhere.. This was a problem since I could not go anywhere with out my keys and I could not call him to let him know what happened since I locked my phone in my truck and could not get in to call anyone.. I search the woods again for my keys and decided to walk home when I could not find them.. When I finally got home , I emailed Mr. Michael C. late that night to let him know what had happened and to apologize for not being able to make it to do the search.. The next morning on 3/31/15, I had a friend give me a ride back to my truck with a spare set of keys so i could pick my truck up.. That same day I had spoke to Mr. Michael C. again since I had my phone again and truck back.. He was very understanding as to what happened and we agreeded to meet that day between 4pm & 4:30pm.. When I got there it was around 4pm and I met with Mr. Michael C. about ten minutes later when he had got there.. He walked me through what he was doing when he lost his ring and I even got to meet his 2 dogs he was playing with when he lost the ring.. I showed him the equipment I was going to use and explained this search would not take long as i was going to be able to find it fast using my long range electroscope called the Regulator..  I began my search using the Regulator long range electroscope and instantly got a hit on a line of bearing to search.. I grabbed my metal detector and in less then 3 minutes I had found his ring.. I was happy to have helped him out and he was very happy to have it back.. I also want to thank him for the generous reward he offered.. That much of a reward was not neccesary because I was not used to getting that much for a reward.. Its not about the amount of the reward I am offered that gives me pleasure in helping others out.. My reward is the pleasure I get when I see the smiles on a persons face when I return their lost item back to them..

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Unexpected Recovery of a Lost Gold Ring Found in Wendale N.C.

from Hillsborough (North Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-919-539-5048

 

On 3/10/15 , I was at a friend of a friends place helping to find a lost class ring a lady named Melody lost over 30 years ago when I made an unexpected Discovery. Hers the story of the find..

My friend James told me of a lady friend of his named Melody who had lost a gold class Ring over 30 years ago at her home site. I went out there on 3/10/15 to see if I could help her find it using my ATgold metal detector. As I was searching for her lost ring I made an unexpected recovery which was unexpected to her as well.. I had been searching for awhile with no luck when I got a really good strong signal.. I dug the target and out pop a ring made of gold, At first I thought I found her ring but when I looked closer at the ring I noticed it was not a class ring but it was a gold U.S, Army / Airborn Ring.. I showed it to Melody and to her suprise she reconized it was her dads ring who had passed away in 2011.. She did not even know the ring was lost so it was a great suprise to see it again.. I searched the rest of the day for her ring but did not find it.. But I will be going back to search again.. Even though I did not find Melody’s Ring , I did find her dads lost ring whiched made her very happy..

 

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