Ring Found in Deep Snow of Lake Tahoe

  • from South Padre Island (Texas, United States)

I received an urgent call from Anton telling me that his wife’s (Arina) wedding band had slipped off while playing in the snow around Lake Tahoe, Nevada.  In the best possible scenario, he had been taking photos of Arina at the exact moment her ring was lost.  Unfortunately, they lived four hours from the site and hadn’t been able to look for help until arriving home.  Once they called me I immediately agreed to meet with them the next morning to help reunite her with her ring.

Arriving at the location prior to their arrival, I started searching the slush on the roadway just in case it fell where she was located in the photograph.  No luck.  The couple arrived shortly after my arrival and once I received more detail on the actions taking place at the time of loss I was able to pinpoint the location of the ring.  It turns out that he was taking pictures of her throwing snow above her head.  This told me that the ring would most likely have been thrown behind her and to the left so that is where I moved my search too.  After digging 2′ into the snow to retrieve an early 1900’s tin can I received my second target signal.  8″‘s down I spied the glint of gold.

The look on their faces is one I won’t soon forget and will never tire of seeing.  Another successful recovery and return.