Enjoying a day at the beach with his son tossing around a football John lost his wedding ring. He had an idea on a location but was not sure exactly when the ring went missing. He gave me a description and the search was on. After about 3 1/2 hours of searching doing a double grid search, the ring was nowhere to be found. The beach had many people swimming and I could not be sure if someone might have moved it while swimming, or someone found it, or I just missed it.
On a slightly cooler day around 73 degrees, I figured the beach would be less busy and head back out. I tightened the grid search pattern up and continued for another 3-4 hours. No one else was in the water. The sun was setting and it started to get more difficult to see my signals. I was thinking I may have to go grab my headlight to continue. I was getting a lot of targets that were sounding good but were items small enough to slip out the scoop I was using. This process really slowed down the recovery process. I was on my last pass and got a signal for 3 junk items close together but got a quick blip of a possible target like a pop-top or ring. When I shook the sand out of the scoop I could see the ring. Found just in the nick of time. Photo of the lake as I was leaving. The ring was returned to the owner and he was ecstatic.