Diamond Engagement Ring Lost in Ocean for Eleven Days .. Newport Beach, CA. .. Recovered

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

The following email is an example of how I receive calls for help. I sent Jessica a reply asking her to call me now. Email from Jessica… 11:10pm.
Hello Stan! My name is jessica . I lost my wedding ring on vacation on Huntington Beach to the right side of the pier and lifeguard station while on vacation 2 weeks ago. It slipped off in the water when I jumped in and I was devastated to say the least. I went back the next day to look in addition to that called the local police and main lifeguard station to see if anyone had found anything. If you could be any help to me I can absolutely offer u a reward. Seeing as how I live in Sacramento there isn’t a lot I can do…. let me know if you can help and if so what I can do for you in terms of payment. My phone number is 916-xxx-xxxx email is xxxxxx. Thank you, I hope to hear from you soon!
She called after my reply to her. While talking to Jessica we determined that she wasn’t at Huntington Beach, she was actually at Newport Beach. We also compared the time that it was lost with the tide height. After 11 days I felt we still had a chance to find the ring because this is a hard packed flat beach. Our only concern would be that it is heavily hunted by other detectorists.

I was out the next afternoon at .5ft low tide. After an hour of grid searching out to knee deep water. I got a great signal that turned out to be Jessica’s ring. A strange thing happened when I scooped into the sand, I also captured a large sand crab in the scoop with the ring. I couldn’t believe I was able to find it the first attempt. My plan was to give three or four tries because it is only a couple miles from where I live.

First thing I did was to text Jessica with a picture of the ring. She immediately returned a call to me. It was awesome to hear the excitement she expressed to me. The next morning I was able to mail it to her by next day mail. It was worth the extra money to get it to her ASAP. No buddy can be anymore surprised than me that this ring was lost in 4 or 5ft. of water and went through more than 20 tide changes, still it stayed within range to be found with a metal detector. I’m getting used to seeing miracles, one reason I say “I Will Try Anywhere”.




3 Replies to “Diamond Engagement Ring Lost in Ocean for Eleven Days .. Newport Beach, CA. .. Recovered”

  1. Larry Griffith says:

    Great job Stan!!! Beautiful ring.

  2. Nancy Waters says:

    The king hits again… you are Stan the Man!!!!

  3. Twila Ives says:

    Stan,, You are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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