Keith was at Huntington Beach with friends. They were throwing a football on the lower beach. As Keith dove forward to unsuccessfully try to catch the football his platinum wedding ring flew off his finger. He and his friends spent a couple hours searching the sand.
It was getting late when Keith’s brother Google searched the Internet for a metal detector specialist. They called me and I was just two miles away detecting on another beach. I asked them what lifeguard tower and was it lost in the water or sand.
It was only a few minutes when I parked bringing my XP Deus because it is fast and has been awesome finding platinum rings lately. When we talked on the beach the tide was coming in. Kieth said he thought his ring flew towards the upper dry sand embankment when he dove for the football. Because the tide was coming in I started at the waterline working toward the upper embankment. Thirty minutes later I had covered the whole area with no success. I ran back to my car to get my Minelab CTX metal detector because I needed to work the incoming tide. Ten minutes in shin high water I got a 12-15 ID reading. I scooped the signal, taking the sand and target up to Keith. I dumped the pile of sand at his feet telling him, your ring is in there. He retrieved his ring, breaking out with a big smile thanking me.
This is not the first time the ring went in the opposite direction everybody thought it had gone. Evidently the ring came off after he missed the ball with his arms going back towards the water. The pressure of the incoming tide made it a race to choose the most important areas to search first. Even though we knew the ring was somewhere in this location it got a little crazy when it didn’t show up as quick as other searches of this type.
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