On Steven’s birthday (Friday), Steven’s family met up with two other sets of friends to celebrate the fact that all 3 families had children born last year and were planning to make this an annual family vacation. Pine Knoll Shores, NC’s ocean beach was the site of the first celebration. Steven did not want to chance losing his ring in the ocean so he placed it in a “secure” bag. While packing up gear on the beach to head back to his car, he grabbed the ring bag and picked up his 8 month old and proceeded back to the car. Once he arrived at the walkway over the dunes, he noticed the bag was empty. Sunday morning, Steven had found TheRingFinders.com and contacted me. I had the impression that Steven did not have much hope of finding his platinum ring now lost 2 days. The search area was long and it took about 2 hours before the solid tone on my Minelab CTX-3030 metal detector warned me to stop and investigate. Steven had just left to get his family something to eat but gladly returned to accept a link to his family!