The first thing I do in the morning is check my emails. There was an email sent to me at 11:50pm last night from Hailey saying, I was her last hope. Yesterday she was at Huntington State Beach between towers 3 and 4 when she lost her diamond engagement ring. I sent her a reply asking her to call me as soon as possible. There was enough information to drive to the location to begin a search.
About a half hour of grid searching a large area, I received a call from Hailey, she told me that she had given the ring to her husband to hold. He put the ring on his pinky finger. Before they left the beach he realized the ring was missing. Several of their friends spent hours search by hand with no success. Then they had to leave because the beach closes at 10 pm, so they left believing the ring was lost forever.
After hearing that story, I was now sure that her ring was in the sand near the towel line. I asked her if she remembered seeing a sand castle on the beach. She told me that they had build a sand castle and was surprised it was still there. That was the clue I needed. It took me a short time to find Hailey’s ring after the phone call. Calling her with the good news and sent her a photo of the ring. She told me how much this ring meant to her and that they still owed $3000 on it.
Hailey was 20 miles away in Anahiem which made it time consuming for her to drive to the beach. Also parking is $25 for this 4th of July weekend which I don’t have to pay because I have an annual State Beach parking pass.
It was a a pleasure to meet and return the beautiful ring to Hailey and her husband later that afternoon.