Megan was visiting the Crystal Coast from New Hampshire. She was swimming with her fiancé along Bogue Inlet Pier in “crazy waves”. During this time, Megan’s late father’s ring fell off of her hand into the waist deep water. She posted a plea on Facebook with doubts of ever seeing the last thing her father gave her before his passing. The post caused the alert flag to be raised, so to speak as people recommended Crystal Coast Ring Finders and The Ring Finders. I also was notified from friends of the recent lost stainless band. After multiple attempts during the first week, I was unable to locate her father’s ring. I then posted on local metal detecting Facebook groups with the story behind Megan’s ring and that she has plans for a September wedding and wanted to wear her Father’s ring during the ceremony. A stainless ring does not hold much monetary value but to Megan, of course, it was priceless.
Fast forward almost one exact month later… the guy I’ve been metal detecting the beaches with, Justin, was taking advantage of the negative tides and somewhat low tide heights to search along Bogue Inlet Pier with his Minelab Equinox. He knew very well about Megan’s lost ring and has helped me search for it in the past. Fortunately for everyone, he was able to swing his search coil over her ring still in deeper waters and pull it to the surface. He called me as soon as possible. I called Megan shortly after verifying it was indeed her ring and she thought I was just going to delete the posts and give up the search. She misunderstood when I said there was no reason to keep the lost rings postings up… …because her father’s ring has been found and she will be able to once again wear it on her very special day!