Back in August, Russell and his family from London were making the most of the last days of summer playing in the sea off Swanage. Unfortunately for him, soon after returning from the sea he noticed his wedding ring missing!
I was very concerned to hear where it had been lost- I had an unsuccessful recovery from almost the same spot a few days before & put it down to the exceptional soft deep sand in that area. Nevertheless I soon went to the location knowing the tide would be out by then & set the machine for deep targets assuming the sand had well consumed it by then.
The area had already been combed by the 6pm beach hunters but after half an hour, between the trash, 8 inches down came the distinguishable sound of gold! I regard it as a very fortunate recovery due to the deep sand & the treasure hunters regulary in the area. Russell and his wife were very grateful to retreive the ring back and will endeavour to make a donation to the Margaret Green Animal Sanctuary at Church Knowle.
Millie & family were enjoying their last day on Swanage Beach when disaster struck. Out to sea, about waist deep Millie felt her gold ring slip from her finger. The ring had huge sentimental value as it was given to her on her 18th birthday from her mum as it was given to her on HER 18th birthday too.
Quickly I went to the area knowing how soft the sand was under the sea in that area. I wasnt very optimistic because of this however after half an hour came a distinctive tone of gold. Millie & family were overjoyed to have the ring back. It reminds me why myself & others dedicate our time, for no personal reward to recover lost items because of the relief & appreciation they show. Millie has said she will kindly donate to the Margaret Green Animal Charity soon.
Craig & family from Essex were enjoying their last day of holiday on Studland Beach when it nearly ended in disaster.
For safe keeping Craig had put his wedding band on the towel for safe keeping as sun cream, sand and sea usually spells LOSS! Only trouble was he’d forgotten it was there, moved the towell and the ring was gone. They tried desperately for some time before finally contacting me. I was there at the beach a little later & within seconds the machine cried gold!
Craig was very relieved to have the ring back & will make a kind donation to the Margaret Green Animal Rescue shortly.
Jake & his family from Derbyshire were into the middle of their holiday enjoying a day on the beach. For safe keeping Jake put his ring safely in some clothes and played with his children. It wasnt until he moved his clothes he remembered he’d put the ring in the bundle & now it had disappeared.
I went straight to meet him after he called worried if perhaps beach combers had already ‘found it’. Fortunately after only five minutes up it came. Jake & his family were thrilled to have it back and made a kind donation to the Margaret Green Animal Charity.
Rebecca & her Dad were enjoying the sun on a day trip from Poole when she lost her silver chain. The chain itself was quite simple but as with most jewellery it held enormous value as it was a gift from her long term dear friend.
The chain was safely hung from her deck chair but when they moved positions to her horror she discovered it lost! I searched the area soon after she called but the great number of beachgowers made a methodical search impossible. Later I re turned to the same spot when things were quieter and though the signal of the chain was very weak, up it came!
I met Rebecca after work who was thrilled to have the chain back & being an animal lover too has promised to make a donation to the Margaret Green Animal Sanctuary.
Chris, Wife and family were playing catch in the sea one warm evening in June. Returning to his towell Chris noted his Titanium engraved wedding ring was missing. They had been married many years and enjoyed a fairy tale marriage going back to when they first met as children in Hong Kong, losing contact and then finding each other some 20 years later! They search the sand and sea desparately for hours until finally succombing to their loss.
Fortunately for them they thought to search the Ring Finders and found me. I came over that very afternoon & after a fruitlesshour search of the sand it was time to hit the water. The sand around sandbanks is extremly soft & I feared it may have well sunk out of reach but nevertheless I thought id take it slowly & carefully.
After only 5 minutes in waist deep water a signal faintly beeped… a little digging.. stronger it became… several scoops… until there it was. Chris & family were very relieved to have the ring back & I was equally as pleased for them. They visited Margret Green Animal Sanctuary with their children & kindly made a donation.
Maxine & Martin from Southbourne shared their sons loss when his prized gold ring slipped from his finger as he threw something into the overgrown hedge alongside a road. He tried for ages searching through the thorny undergrowth to no avail.
Giving up on his extensive search he told his parents of his loss who subsequently called me in for another try. When I first observed the scene it was obvious it was going to be tough. The thick bushes were laden with thorns & strewn with tin foil, ring pulls & years worth of trashy signals. Our first search yielded nothing so I promised to return armed with equipment to beat back the bushes further.
On my second visit Martin & I cut the bushes back even further effectively doubling our search area. After 20 mins, between many dubious other signals came the unmistakable sound of gold! They met their son that evening & were very excited to return him the ring he deemed gone forever. Martin has made a king donation to The Margret Green Animal Sanctuary.
Ed & his wife Julie from Southampton were visiting friends for the day frolicking on Swanage Beach. Unfortunately it ended in disaster when Ed noticed the ring which he had been wearing for the past ten years disappeared into the soft sand.
When called I was concerned about its recovery due to the close proximity to a small stream cutting through the beach washing items deeper into the sand and for the fact it had been several days since its initial loss.
The search was pretty standard- scanning up and down and mapping out a grid by dragging my scoop. after 15 minutes of search up she come with a bellowing noise through my headset.
Ed & Julie were very pleased to have the ring back and made a kind donation to the Margret Green Animal Charity.
We all appreciate that warm feeling when feeding the birds but for Mrs Andrews of Poole, Dorset it left her feeling extremely upset.
Whilst tossing bread to the hungry sparrows in her Poole back garden, suddenly she felt her wedding band, that she rarely took off, slip from her finger and disappear somewhere into her garden grass. Several attempts were made by herself and husband but to no avail fearing it had disappeared deep into the bushes and lost forever.
I received the call and visited a few days later prepared for a ‘hands and knees’ search in and out of bushes. After only 5 minutes searching the Detector screamed the cry of gold and there it was- almost under a bush some 4 meters away.
Mrs Andrews was very appreciative to wear the ring again and very kindly donated to the Margret Green Animal Charity.
David & family were on holiday in Bournemouth having driven down from their home in Swindon. One evening David visited Branksome beach & buried his car keys in the sand for safe keeping whilst he took a swim. After his swim & returning to his car it was there he remembered where he’d left the keys. Trouble was… he couldn’t remember the spot. Fortunately he had some spares sent to him so that he wasn’t without transport.
When I received Davids call he explained he was there for only another day or two. We met the very next morning before I went to work & after half an hour searching, things were looking ‘concerning’. However just outside the proposed area the jagged signal of keys were heard & up they come!
David was very relieved to get the keys back. Anyone who has lost house & car keys before know the extortionate cost & aggravation to replace them! He has made a kind donation to the Margret Green Animal Sanctuary.