Bracelet Lost at Hermosa Beach, CA...Found and Happily Returned.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

I was getting ready for dinner tonight when Manola called regarding a bracelet her daughter had lost while jumping off of a lifeguard tower at the beach. When she jumped it either came off when in the process of the jump or during the landing, but for sure it was gone in the sand. Manola, her daughter, and a friend had searched to no avail. They found my number and called, and I told her I would be there in 30 minutes, and was on my way.

When I got there, Manola met me, and walked me down to the area. She explained that this bracelet was given to her daughter recently by her grandmother, who had just passed away 2 weeks ago, so this recovery was very important. I used one of my best detectors, and was not able to find anything. The area was very clean of any metal, and I was not getting the bracelet, so I figured it was a very small chain which makes it very hard for most detectors to be able to detect. Fortunately, I had brought another detector that could be used to find the very small stuff, so I went back to the car to exchange detectors. When I turned on the new detector I was not finding very much but a couple of small pieces of trash metal. I made a another pass when I heard a faint sweet sound in the head phones. I gently put the scoop in and dumped the sand out. I then re scanned the pile and the sound was the same, so I scooped the pile again and gently shook it out, and there hanging out the holes in the bottom was a very fine gold chain bracelet. I was able to hand the bracelet back to Manola and her daughter, and I knew that this would be a great evening with wonderful happy smiles.


If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard, using the most up to date metal detectors, 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, Northridge, Pasadena, 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 “Bracelet Lost at Hermosa Beach, CA…Found and Happily Returned.”

  1. Larry Griffith says:

    Small chains/bracelets are sooo hard to find. Nice work Steve!

    1. Steve Smith says:

      So true. Thanks.

Comments are closed.