Jay, wife & children, from London, enjoying a splendid day on Sandbanks Beach. What could go wrong? Watching your wedding ring slip from your finger out to sea, seeing it & desperately trying to recover it for an hour before finally its consumed by sand, sea & tide.
Lengthy discussions between us, photographs & even some maths on my behalf narrowed the area down to two tennis court size areas whereby when the tides were right, I’d have just wet sand to deal with. My first 2 hour attempt using the CTX 3030 found nothing. I was confused. Why wasn’t it there?! Second time, 2 hours, same area using a Whites PI, nothing again! I had concluded with my attempts & the machines I had used I was in the wrong area. Third time, push further out, extend the search area even if the so called facts ‘didn’t add up’!
After 2 hours with barely any signals I heard a faint beep & then another! Scooping the sand furiously there it was! Big, bright, solid with diamonds twinkling at me like a million photographers flashes. Jay was probably still in shock as I was to receive the ring back a few days later. The sand is renown for its softness in that area & items barely lay detectable sometimes a matter of hours! Jay made a grateful & generous donation to the Margaret Green Animal charity.