I received a call from Jerry in the morning. He is from San Jose and was in Santa Barbara with his wife and son. His wife lost her wedding ring when she stopped to lay down her bicycle and sit in the sand. Jerry found me on the internet and called me. He asked if I could bring a second detector so he could help look for it. We met in the parking lot and reviewed where she possibly lost it. I showed Jerry how to use the Tesoro detector I brought for him and gave him a scoop to use in the sand. I also suggested we stay separated to avoid noise between the detectors.
In less than ten minutes Jerry let out a loud yell that HE FOUND IT. There was a lot of excitement hugs all around and of course I had to get over the fact I was Out Hunted. His son was interested in the way it worked and I encouraged him to try out the detector. After finding eleven cents I think we have a new member to our metal detecting hobby.
AS ALWAYS THERE IS NOTHING AS GREAT AS THE EXCITEMENT WHEN THE LOST ITEM IS FOUND!!!
I received a call from Philip who is a professional photographer. He was photographing a wedding near an avocado orchard. The bride was showing her ring and her mothers ring when she dropped them under an avocado tree. She found her ring but not her mothers small gold ring. After extensive searching and even renting a metal detector they called me. The ring was found in about fifteen minutes right in the area where she dropped them. I was very happy to find it, but not as happy as Philip who called his friend to let her know it was found.
There is nothing as satisfying as seeing the relief of those who thought it was permanently lost.
I received a call regarding a lost ring in Santa Barbara while they were playing volleyball. I met a young lady named Britney who told me she was playing with a friend when she was hit by something while receiving the ball over the net. She asked her friend if he still had his ring. Upon checking they realized it was missing. They called me that night and I met with her the next afternoon.
It was very helpful that she was sure it fell in the volleyball court as it was found within fifteen minutes and was greeted by a very happy person when she called her friend to inform him.
A happy find always brings smiles all around.
I received a call from Steve Morrow about a ring he lost in his backyard while removing large bushes on the side of his yard. He assumed it was pulled off while stuffing the branches into multiple bins. In an attempt to find it he dumped out one bin on the grass, but was unsuccessful.
I started my search in the side yard and per his request I checked the grass area where he dumped the bin. It was a surprise for me and a very happy surprise for Steve when I handed it to him.
I think he will remove it before he does yard work again.
We were two happy guys (I was especially happy because I did not look forward to emptying all those bins in my search)
I received a call from Teimour that he lost his ring while playing volleyball at Zuma beach. He located me on the internet and we arranged a place and time to meet. Within about fifteen minutes after meeting him and his family I was happy to locate the ring approximately where he thought he lost it. As always we were all happy that he could go home with the ring on his finger.
On august 24, 2014 I received a text from Erik Peterson regarding his lost wedding ring. He lives in Santa Barbara and was at the beach surfing. Being very careful not to lose his ring he put it in a zippered pocket of a beach chair. When he returned home the ring was gone. He was sure it had fallen out when he picked up the chair to leave. Erik found me on Craig’s list and when I called him back we decided to meet at 10:00 AM at the beach. Since he was close to the water when the tide was low and I arrived when the tide was receding from high, it made it a little difficult to pinpoint exactly where he lost it. While I was hunting in the first location he suggested, he continued to recheck where he thought it was and set up markers around it. After over two hours it seemed unlikely we would find it, but Erik persisted and asked me to check a little more. Less than ten feet later I found the ring. I was then taken to a restaurant and not only did I have a nice meal I also had the pleasure of meeting his lovely wife. Obviously we all went home happy.
I received a call Saturday April 12, 2014 from Tom. His wife and two children came with him from San Francisco on a combined business and pleasure trip to Santa Barbara. While at the beach, his wife was swinging their daughter when her ring flew off her finger. Tom found me on the internet and we scheduled a meeting at 10:00 AM on Sunday. They had the area well marked and it took only ten minutes to find it. I received a happy hug and the payment we agreed on.
I used my Whites XLT and knew I found it when I received the proper tone and the ring symbol on my detector screen. WE ALL WENT HOME HAPPY!
Jenifer called me when her brother lost his wedding ring on his wedding day at a beach celebration. Fortunately they marked the area where it was lost. I found it about ten feet outside this location. I hope the marriage is as happy as Jenifer was when I handed it to her.
John Alden Called on Saturday April 20, 2013 regarding his lost wedding ring. We arranged to meet at the beach the next day. He and his father took me to the location they thought it was lost, which they were quite accurate. After just a few passes on the “grid” we laid out, I was happy to return his ring to him. There is no satisfaction better than a successful ring finding.
I received a call from Karen Smykla fromMichigan. She was here visiting her daughter and to enjoy her stay they went to the beach. As we have seen happen in the past, she removed her ring and placed it on her towel. Of course like so many before her she picked up the towel, forgetting the ring was there, and the ring was lost.
She used the Internet to search for help and contacted James Borgen, another Ring Finder member. He was not available and suggested she call me.
With the use of cell phones we met at the parking lot near where she lost it. I started a “grid” search and was able to find it about 20 feet from where her daughter thought it should be. Her reaction was such a pleasure to me. There were some tears of happiness and enough hugs to make it a great day for the three of us. The daughter is interested in purchasing a metal detector and doing some hunting on her own. So watch out all you hunters I think you will have some competition soon.