Sean Kelly, Author at The Ring Finders

Wedding band lost in Maine lake recovered

from Rockport (Maine, United States)
Contact: 1-207- 542-7642

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I received a call from Shawn who lost his wedding band during a swim race against his brother last summer at their family camp in Otisfield, Maine. I was unable to locate the ring on my first search and after being haunted by this for some time  I decided to get permission to return to the site for another try which resulted in a successful recovery in about 8 ft of water.  I mailed the ring to Shawn who was back home in Connecticut, happy to have closed this cold case on a brisk fall afternoon.

Lost Mother’s ring in Swan Lake Maine results in a double recovery.

from Rockport (Maine, United States)
Contact: 1-207- 542-7642

Jennie was wise in remembering to remove the platinum mother’s ring from her finger, giving it to her husband Wade to keep in his zippered pocket while she was waterskiing. Unfortunately  after returning back to their camp Wade jumped into the lake to move a swim float, at some point his pocket became unzipped and the ring came out  Wade showed wisdom too in contacting a ring finder for help. The search took about 5 hours as there were many targets in the waters of this 100+ year old lake house . Having used both of my air tanks the first day, I told Wade I wanted to come back and continue my search. I returned to the site a few days later and found the ring buried in silt, about twenty minutes after starting my search. Although the ring matched the description, I sent a photo and called Wade to confirm. Wade informed me that it was the ring and how happy they were that it was found. Since I still had plenty of air I asked Wade If I could stay and continue to search the area. Wade said sure, I told him I would let him know if I found anything cool. I ended up finding a second ring, a sterling silver men’s band buried 7 inches in sand and sent a photo of it to Wade. It was a cool find because it turned out to be Wade’s wedding band which he had lost 10 years earlier. Even cooler was the fact that both rings were recovered on the day of their 12th wedding anniversary. A portion of the generous reward I received is being donated to the Area Interfaith Outreach- Child Hunger Program in Rockland, ME which provides take home meals for children to eat on weekends and vacations when they don’t have access to school provided breakfast and lunch.

 

 

Lost wedding ring recovered from Penobscot Bay Maine

from Rockport (Maine, United States)
Contact: 1-207- 542-7642

I received a call from Steven Kennedy visiting from Seattle, WA ; who lost his gold and platinum wedding band during a swim in Penobscot Bay at his sister’s summer home in Northport, Maine. I proceeded to the site the following day just prior to low tide and began my dive. After removing some metallic debris from the seabed that hindered the search, I was able to locate the ring which rested covered in about an inch of sand in about 6 feet of water and return it to Steve.  A portion of his generous reward will be directed to Literacy Volunteers Mid Coast Maine.

 

 

 

Wedding ring lost in Rangeley Lake, Maine recovered.

from Rockport (Maine, United States)
Contact: 1-207- 542-7642

I was contacted by Kim whom had lost her wedding band overboard while she and her husband were anchored with some other boats in a small cove on Rangeley Lake,  Maine.  They saved the GPS coordinates and we returned to the site upon my arrival. The silty bottom became churned up during my search and I found myself in near zero visibility, like diving in chocolate milk. I used about 2 tanks of air before finding the ring a recovering in about eight feet of water about ten feet from the location saved on GPS. Tough search with no way to get bearings in very low visibility. While enjoying a celebratory cold beverage back ashore, conversation turned to dogs so I will be donating a portion of the generous reward I received to P. A. W. S.  Animal shelter in Camden, Maine.

Ring lost while swimming in Sebago Lake Maine, recovered

from Rockport (Maine, United States)
Contact: 1-207- 542-7642

I received a call from a lady named Cherish, who had lost her wedding ring while swimming in Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine. I made the two hour drive to the location which also included about a half mile hike to the beach where the ring was lost. After only about 5 minutes I was able to locate it in about 4 ft of water but about 2-3 inches below the sand. Drove home happy to have reunited the owner with this family heirloom. 

Metal detecting an unusual search target burried in Maine ice and snow

from Rockport (Maine, United States)
Contact: 1-207- 542-7642

I got a call from some friends asking if it was possible locate a PVC drain cover with 3 metal retaining screws, buried under several inches of ice and snow? Snow melt from warmer tempatures and rain had caused flooding in their backyard, however a thick sheet of ice below the snow was obstructing the in ground drainage system from removing the water. The small screws registered to indicate the drain cover location and utilizing some ice melt and a pick the cover was accessed to allow drainage through about 10 to 12 inches of ice.

Diamond Engagement Ring lost in Sebago Lake, Maine recovered

from Rockport (Maine, United States)
Contact: 1-207- 542-7642

 

I was contacted by Adam who was vacationing on Sebago Lake to search for the engagement ring of his fiancée Sonya. They and a group of friends were swimming and hanging out in about waist deep water when the ring was lost. The group began searching for the ring in the loose sandy lake bed and did so for better than an hour to no avail. I received the call that night and upon my arrival the following day I began a broad visual search of the bottom all the while soliciting some help with a prayer to Saint Anthony. I then began sweeping  the suspected loss area with my detector, finding a chunk of iron, sparkler, bullet shell, rusty nail  and a brass button. Expanding my grid toward shore I found the ring in knee deep water located about 5 inches into the sand, which was probably the result of the groups search efforts the previous evening. A happy ending to the story and this group of friends, especially the Bride and Groom to be will return to New Jersey tomorrow with smiles and a good story of disaster averted, thanks to The Ring Finders. A portion of the generous reward I received will be donated to the Autism Society of Maine, a cause close to Adam’s heart as his brother has Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Two lost gold rings found on Maine beach

from Rockport (Maine, United States)
Contact: 1-207- 542-7642

I received a call from a man named Matt whose wife had lost two rings including her wedding ring on the beach at Reid State Park in Maine. The couple was on a multi stop camping vacation and were continueing on, planning to email directions to the area where the rings were lost after they arrived at the next site.  Unfortunately cell service was nil at there new location and by using the camp grounds land line I received voice mail directions. A+++ to Matt for his treasure mapping because X pretty much marked the spot. Utilizing his landmarks and height of tide references, about 10 minutes of sweeping and the rings were recovered about 7 inches deep. I caught up to them at their next stop not far from my house to return the rings; talk  about some happy campers. To stay on the camping theme a portion of their generous reward will be donated to Hurricane Island Outward Bound to be used towards scholarships for their world class outdoor programs.

Networking within the Riing Finders Network

from Rockport (Maine, United States)
Contact: 1-207- 542-7642

I received a call from a gentleman whose wife had lost her wedding and engagement rings on a beach a few miles from my house. The problem was that I was out of town on vacation and couldn’t help, or could I? I put a call out to a few fellow detectorists who turned out to be unavailable but after checking the directory I found another Ring Finder who was about an hour and half away and recommended a call to him. Long story short, he made the trip down the coast and recovered the rings the next morning. Goes to show,  you should always call a Ring Finder first.

Lost ring, found in Maine Lake

from Rockport (Maine, United States)
Contact: 1-207- 542-7642
  1. I received a call from a gentleman who lost his wedding ring off the dock at his parents camp on Toddy Pond. I drove up the following day donned my scuba gear said a prayer for St. Anthony’s help and made the recovery quickly utilizing only my pin pointer in about 9 feet of water. Since both the owner of the ring and his father are in the business of marketing eye wear to optometrist’s I will be donating a portion of his generous reward to the Camden Lions Club to help their work with those whom are visually impaired.