Got a voicemail from Steve, a newly married guy that stated he had lost his gold wedding band in Lake Wawasee.
He said he was at the end of the pier when the ring fell off into the water. The water was about 4 feet deep, however, there was many aluminum pier supports and posts surrounding the loss location which made it impossible to use a regular metal detector to locate the ring due to metallic items interfering with detection (unless pier was removed for winter time).
After advising him of this, he was worried he have to wait until fall to have the ring recovered. I told him I have a plan B, which involved using a small pinpointing unit that I use when scuba diving to find small items in the sand and muck. After several minutes of scouring the loss location with no luck, I decided to get my scuba diving mask and take a look around. After a few more minutes, it was looking grim. There was some weeds growing around the pier supports. I thought to myself, wonder if it’s stuck in those weeds and suspended above the bottom. I ran the pinpointed up through the weeds, got a signal and then saw the glimmer of white gold flashing towards the bottom. There it was, had been stuck suspended in the weeds! Picked it up off the bottom to present it to Steve who was thrilled to have it back again.