Lost and found Platinum ring in Havelock

Received a phone call from Mark yesterday morning about him loosing his custom design Platinum wedding band while vacationing at a cottage in Havelock last Friday. He was pretty sure he lost it while swimming Friday night, at the end of the dock, which he mentioned that it shouldn’t be any deeper than neck deep. After spending nearly three hours in the water yesterday, metal detecting, no ring to be found and the area described was definitely deeper than expected. Headed back home, disappointed for him, especially with the facts that the search area was full of weeds with thick layer of silt. Worst possible conditions for swinging a coil and finding a ring. It was not looking good to ever recover the ring if it was indeed in the water.

Last evening Mark asked me if I would go back but this time with Scuba gear and metal detect in deeper water, further from the dock. Headed back, geared up and after a few false alarms and about 30 minutes into the dive, I heard a killer signal which turned out to be his ring. The ring ended up being about 25 feet from the dock and at a depth of 12 feet. He did mention that he was doing backstrokes while swimming, which is probably when the ring got flung in deeper water. Mark is a very lucky man that I managed to find his beautiful ring in these conditions. He and his wife are extremely happy and currently driving down from Burlington to pick it up. Another happy ending!

 

One Reply to “Lost and found Platinum ring in Havelock”

  1. Mark says:

    It was a cool summer night, and the water was frigid but tempting.

    My friends and I decided to go into the water for a late night swim.

    A man should know what happens in water that cold… as George Costanza would say, “significant shrinkage”. It was the perfect storm to have a ring slip off my shrunken finger.

    The next morning, I searched the bottom of the lake with no luck. On my way home from the cottage, I thought of renting a metal detector, but I was no Jacques Cousteau.

    Luckily I got put into contact with another famous underwater explorer, Stephane Coutu!

    Thinking I had lost the ring in shallow water, I told him to first search without his scuba gear. I was wrong…

    With a small glimmer of hope and one last shot, Stephane came out on day two with his full scuba gear. His will and determination lead him to find the ring in deeper waters!

    I couldn’t be happier with the amazing support and positive attitude that Stephane displayed throughout this process. For those of you who are in an unlucky situation like I was, I would strongly recommend reaching out to Stephane to find your ring!

    Cheers,
    M

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