Car keys lost in the sand

  • from New South Wales (Australia)

The detecting has been a bit quiet in Australia over winter so a call from some university students who lost a set of car keys while doing back flips off the sand dunes was welcome.

A half hour drive and a short walk saw us at the most likely search site but a 20 minute grid search with the Excalibur uncovered nothing.

Back tracking through the events of the previous day and another hour of searching and still no result.

The back flip zone was by far the most likely area and deserved more attention and less than five minutes later keys were in my hand.

One very happy electronics/robotics student who was quoted $1000 for a replacement key!

Bring on summer.