When Leon & girlfriend visited Southbourne from their home in Oxford, they had no idea how their fun filled beach day would tragically end. Swimming in 5 feet of water Leon felt his precious ring slip from his finger into the depths. He tried desperately to locate it but it had gone.
The ring had huge sentimental value to him as it was a gift from his late mother. When Leon called me & explained to me how precious it was we wasted no time & met the next morning at 4:30 am to catch the low tide. Unfortunately the search and the next couple of two hours searches proved nothing. Large swells, shifting sands & continuing uncertainty of its location seemed to erase all hope of it ever being recovered.
On my fourth search, entering 4 feet of water I looked to the skies & pleaded for help…… 30 seconds later… a signal. Taking a huge scoop from the sea bed I checked the hole I’d dug, the signal was gone. Sifting the sand from the scoop, heart pounding, there it was. It matched every detail of its description given.
Leon was very moved to have got the ring back. Its always a pleasure doing recoveries & Leons reaction to seeing the ring recovered epitomizes why I use all of my resources … although sometimes ‘a little help from above’ never goes amiss. Leon has made a kind donation to the Margret Green Animal Sanctuary.