Two Rings Lost in a City Park Lake in Irvine, CA. … Recovered and Returned

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Don’t wait, call as soon as possible… Stan the Metal Detector Man …  949-500-2136  .. “I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “

*** Roz and Nema were sitting on a bench next to a local city lake in Irvine, CA.. She took two rings off her finger placing them on her lap while applying hand sanitizer. Forgetting that her rings were on her lap, she stood up and both rings fell into the lake.

A neighbor saw they needed help, volunteering to use his pool cleaning scoop to hopefully find the rings. The water depth varied from 3ft. to 4ft. with zero visibility. As he was attempting to find the rings, another neighbor told the distressed couple about TheRingFinders.com. She actually called me with her phone, handing it off to Roz. 

Roz told me about the loss while I was just leaving another search. I had my water detector with me, so I was able to drive directly to their location. We only had about an hour of daylight left. Right away I got into the water and after pulling out many trash targets, the promise ring was found. They were amazed and happy to have this ring back. 

It was dark so I decided to return the next day, even though they said it wasn’t necessary. They were very happy to have the promise ring recovered.

As a ring finder, I couldn’t give up so easy. Especially when we know the rings were lost directly in that location. It was less than ten miles from were I live. 

I returned the next morning with my wetsuit and a 6” coil set up on my detector. My plan was to dig everything,  as we weren’t sure what type metal the ring is. Roz thought it might be gold plated. After another hour in the water there was a high tone signal that gave me a #30 ID reading. It could be a quarter coin, aluminum or something silver. I scooped at the signal then looked into the scoop. “Bingo” gold colored ring with a big yellow stone. (Roz’s Ring). When I checked the ID reading out of ether water, it gave me a number #15. It was in the undercut of the embankment 4 ft. deep probably being masked by a piece of aluminum (?). I only regret that I didn’t find out what metal was masking the signal. Every search is a chance to gain more experience and I believe I’ve been on more than a thousand searches.

The rings are both back where they belong. This story of how the rings were lost and recovered will always be part of the Roz and Nema’s memories. I love being able to help people.

I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “  Don’t wait call now!  Stan ..  949-500-2136

One Reply to “Two Rings Lost in a City Park Lake in Irvine, CA. … Recovered and Returned”

  1. Mike McInroe says:

    That word of mouth advertising sure is good, hey? And those close to home searches lets you get back quickly when you need to do more searching. Spent 10 hours on a ring search in 2 days and may go back…we will see. Keep up the good work Stan.

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