The third time is the charm – ring found at Yarmouth, MA beach

  • from Cape Cod (Massachusetts, United States)

My caller ID showed a deceased neighbors name. I had to answer as I thought it was his son and it was. Peter, the caller, was calling, but why? As it turned out he did not realized he had called me but rather just some one that could help find his lost wedding band. Yes King Neptune had grabbed another ring.

This one I was determined not to let it stay in Davy Jones’s locker for long. The first 4 hour search was a bust, I went the wrong way from the grassy point. The next day my, three hour search, I made sure I was in the correct place and right where I made a mark in the sand and some 50 feet from shore up pops a wedding band. I left the beach, went home without stopping for a coffee and called Peter. Dang if it was NOT his ring, I should have looked with a loop to carefully read the inscription. The next day was gale winds blowing which gave me time to rethink the past two hunts. I re-read my notes, checked the tide heights again did some simple calculations and formatted a plan for my next day’s search. The third hunt would cover an area that would have been at waist deep, the depth the ring was lost in. Again lines were drawn in the sand to guide my search. They were not used as in my first pass between the lines I found ring Peter’s ring. I was retrieved in the water directly in front of the center line I had drawn in my eighth hour of searching.

The next morning Peter showed up at my house, with his sons for the ring return and pictures. I have to believe Peter’s father was looking over both of us during the loss and retrieval. Why else?

One Reply to “The third time is the charm – ring found at Yarmouth, MA beach”

  1. Peter says:

    Dear Rick:

    Thank you very much for finding my wedding ring! I cannot thank you enough for all that you did! While I know that my Dad, and Mom, had a role in finding my ring, it was you, Rick, who did the dirty, I mean underwater, work. Rick, you are a consumate professional. You are a great communicator. You called me right away with any questions that you had and kept me in the loop with your progress. You are very methodical and efficient in carrying out your search. You found my ring in a little over a week after I had lost it in rough waters. You also posses a strong work ethic and, after eight hours of searching, a never say die attitude. I knew you were going to find it! Combined with all of this, you have an easy going and compassionate manner as well as a great sense of humor that makes people want to do business with you! I would recommend you to anyone who has lost a ring at a beach, field, forest, or backyard on Cape Cod.

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