John Hardy Silver Necklace Lost at Manhattan Beach, CA...Found and Happily Returned.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

I had been busy Sunday night, and my phone was away from me for a few hours on charge. When I went to get the phone about 10:45, I found I had received an email from David 2 hours earlier about having lost his necklace earlier in the day at the beach. He had placed it in his duffle bag in order to keep it safe while enjoying his day. He then packed up and went home, and that is when he found that his necklace was gone. He then drove back to the beach to look for it and to ask the Life Guard, or the Police if anyone had turned it in, but it was to late in the day as everyone had left. He went back to where they had spent the day, and dug through the sand to try and locate his necklace, but to no avail. I answered his email, letting him know that I would go immediately to do a search if he would let me know exactly where it was lost, because this beach is cleaned very early in the morning by the county. He emailed me the area, and then I asked for him to call me, so I could ask some questions in order to narrow down the search area. Once we finished our conversation, I was on my way, it almost 12:00 AM.

I got to the spot, and made my way down. When I started walking out on the sand, I could not believe it, the sand was smoothed out, the county had already been through. I kept walking out, and found that the county had not cleaned the area where the necklace was lost; relief! David told me the necklace had been made to have an aged look, so I would easily recognize it if found. I got to work and withing 4 passes, I got a signal and dug. When I began to pull the scoop out I saw the  necklace hanging out of the scoop. I pulled it up, and turned on my headlight, and was able to identify it as the necklace David described. I sent him an email letting him know of my success at about 1:00 AM, and he sent me one back about 6:15 AM of excitement. We arranged to meet the next day, and I was able to give him back something he thought was lost forever. He told me that this was a gift from his little sister, so it had a special significance for him. I was happy to make his day.


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