Valuable Machine Part Lost Near New Bern Found

  • from Morehead City (North Carolina, United States)


A drilling company from Charlotte, NC was using a directional boring drill to run permanent pipes under a residential road when the grinding bit front section broke off.  Steven Ray of Emerald Isle Metal Detecting headed to the location immediately after getting called.    Fortunately a large hole was made where the item was believed to have been lost.  A few passes in the hole was all that was needed to locate the bit that was about 3 feet under sand & water.  With use of a excavator the bit was pulled back to the surface.