Wedding Band Lost in Newport Harbor, CA...Found

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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I received a call from Taylor last week about his ring loss, asking if I could help. He had been Stand Up Paddle boarding, and when he was coming in to finish his day, there was a bit of roughness in the area that caused him to fall into the water. He then proceeded to hand paddle the rest of the way in. When he got to shore he realized his ring had come off. I offered to go that day, but he was unable to make it. We kept in contact, trying to coordinate a time we could get together, and it wasn’t until today that I was going to have the time to do a search, so Taylor took a step of faith, not ever having met me, and sent me a picture of the area, and drawings to show the exact place the loss happened.

I checked my tide charts, and saw that the extra low tide would be at 4:30 AM, so I told Taylor I would be going to search in the early morning. I got up at 2:00 AM, and was on the spot at 3:30 AM. Having the real low tide gave me a lot of area to search, and made it a heck of a lot easier. It was nice, with a lot of solitude, and coolness of the morning, which was nice with the heat wave we’ve been having. Also nice was that there was a full moon, which aided in my being able to see what I was doing. I searched for 1 1/2 hours getting a lot of old cans and other aluminum products, until I got a solid hit, which when I dug it I saw a nice big chunky gold band; 5 AM, not a bad search. I looked inside to make sure it had the inscription Taylor had told me about, and saw that this was his ring.

I got back to the car about 5:30, and sent him a text with a picture of the ring, figuring he might still be sleeping. I then drove to a McDonalds in the area to get a bite to eat, as I was getting hungry. He had sent a text back just 3 minutes later, and wanted to meet for the return. He was only 10 minutes away, so I told him I would wait at the restaurant. Taylor showed up, and I could see the excitement he had to get his ring back, I am sure thinking he would have never seen it again. Seeing that smile on his face is what this is all about. What a joy!

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

2 Replies to “Wedding Band Lost in Newport Harbor, CA…Found”

  1. Leslie says:

    I’m Taylor’s wife! We are so thankful to get his ring back…we weren’t holding out much hope. What a great service you provide, thank you, thank you, thank you!

    1. Steve Smith says:

      Very happy to have been a help to you guys.

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