I received a call from Scott about 8:30 PM Saturday night asking if I could help find his wife’s ring that she had lost at the beach earlier in the day. I told him I could be at that beach in about 30 minutes, and would meet him there to search for the ring. I think it surprised him that I would go immediately, so he said he would call back if they wanted to go right away. I always try to search a beach as soon as possible, because I know that there are too many factors that can make the ring be lost forever, eg. County beach cleaners, or other people metal detecting the beach among others. He called back about 15 minutes later. I found out later that he and his wife wanted to double check all of their belongings that they had brought to the beach for the ring, in case they had missed something, in order to not have me go out for no reason (which I did appreciate). I asked how the ring was lost, and it was a very common beach occurrence; taking the ring off and putting it in her lap in order to put on sunscreen, and then she stood up.
We met at the arranged spot about 9:15 PM. It was dark, and Scott was trying to lead me to the spot where they had been, but with all of the sand, and not noticing landmarks, it can be very hard to narrow it down. Fortunately they used a baby stroller for their child which had made tracks, that even though many people had walked over them, we were able to follow. If we had waited until the next day, these tracks would have been eliminated, and that would have made the search a lot harder. After getting to the spot Scott was able to narrow down the area, which allowed me to find the ring within 10 minutes. By 9:30 PM he had his wife’s ring in his hand. He helped me to help him. I knew that they would sleep well that night. If you lose an item that needs to be found, try to make sure you figure out where it was lost because our process, to do it right is a slow process, and we need you to help us help you. Needless to say Scott was very happy, as I am sure his wife was as well (she wasn’t able to be there for the search). A great evening.
If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, don’t buy a metal detector or rent a metal detector, but call one of the members of this directory. Look at the different metal detecting Ring Finder blogs and read their success stories, then call them ASAP, and they will work hard for you to find what you thought might never be found again.
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