Anna’s family were spending a traditional vacation at Emerald Isle, NC. Today, Anna allowed a 4 year old family member to wear her ring while they both relaxed in the sand. An insect startled the young girl and Anna’s ring with flying and burying itself in the soft sand. I was called by Anna’s mother and agreed to meet them on the beach as soon as possible. The family was very careful to mark off the area and try not to disturb the location if possible. It was a matter of seconds until I was able to get the solid reading on my Minelab CTX-3030 metal detector. The crowded beach erupted with cheers as I handed Anna her ring.