Had my third call and recovery about a week before Thanksgiving. Got a call from Brian about a lost wedding ring, he had lost it several months before during the summer at a Santa Fe park while playing in a mud bog with his son. He was throwing mud in the air when he felt his gold wedding ring slide off and fly into the bog. There were about a dozen kids around who he enlisted to try and locate the ring but to no avail. Months later a friend of his came across theringfinders and he got on the site and found me. It is a 180 mile drive, so we got up early on a Sunday morning and hit town about 11:ooam, Brian was waiting in the parking lot at the park. It wasn’t far from the parking lot to where the mud bog had been, when I first saw the spot I was a bit skeptical, the area had been covered over with rocks about the size of a soccer ball, I wasn’t sure how well I would be able to detect around them. I pulled out a large spoon right off the bat and was a little surprised, then basically the third signal I got was his ring, he couldn’t believe it and I was surprised that it took less than ten minutes!
Was emailed about a ring lost while playing soccer in a park on a university campus, it sounded like it would be a challenge so I agreed to try and locate it. It was about a three hour drive to the location where I was meet by Kent and he showed me the field where he had been playing soccer, the area he thought it was in was about a hundred feet by eighty feet. Kent had to return to work so I got my gear and began the search. There was a lot of activity around the field, guys were marking off the soccer field, the band was gathering to practice, people were jogging, walking, a little of everything. Was getting a good number of signals and did find several neat things. After two and a half hours I was getting ready to call it a day(the activity had increased and I was about to get squeezed out by the band) but thought I would go beyond the area in question, no sooner had I got past my previous boundary line where the grass had been torn up and the were footprints in the dried mud I got a good signal and sure enough there was the ring mashed into the dried mud. It had taken three hours but luckily the ring was found and returned to Kent, he was a bit surprised it had been two weeks since he had lost it and he had also borrowed a metal detector and attempted to locate it himself, which we know he was unable to do. It was a tremendous day and I can’t wait until my next call. Ray
Had my first call and recovery after being listed with The Ring Finders for just over a week. Was surprised when I opened my email and saw “Lost Ring” along the list of emails, that was the one I opened first. A husband had lost his wedding ring during the night at an exit ramp off the interstate, they had been trying to find it for several days when they ran across The Ring Finders on line. After working out the details I was ready to go search, I had to drive 184 miles to get there and being drivers they were on a schedule so had limited time. I arrived on site a 9:30am, they were there and ready. The shoulder of the ramp where he had lost it was grassy and slopped, they showed me where he had been and the general area they thought the ring should be. I searched that area for awhile but was convinced that it had to have gone the other way, sure enough about 6 feet the opposite direction there was a good signal and there buried down in the grass was the ring. Without saying anything I walked over and dropped it in the husbands hand, the look on his face was disbelief and relief, I had never seen more pleased folks, it had taken 45 minutes to locate. Was happy myself to have had my first call a successful one, now I can’t wait until I get to do it again, it made me feel as good as it did them.
The happy trio, Felina, Jessie(with ring) and Raymond.