Emerald Isle Morning Ring Rescue
Laevelle had the perfect sun setting evening planned as he and his girlfriend sat along the Pine Knolls, NC coastline. While his girlfriend, Keneicia, took a few steps away, Laevelle placed an engagement ring into a artificial clam and set it in the sand. His plan was to call her over to check out the clam and when she opened it to find the ring, he would then propose. Unfortunately, before she could get to the clam, a large wave crashed the shoreline spilling the clam and covering the ring with sand. Laevelle had lost all hope of ever seeing the ring again. Keneicia did some research on you phone and found The Ring Finders! She sent me an email request and after a brief phone call, we met the next morning at 1st light to begin the search! After about an hour of searching, the couple decided to go get breakfast while I continued my quest. At about the time they left the parking lot the ring was recovered in the wet sand. They quickly turned around and headed back! It truly was a great feeling knowing they were back on track with their plans and relieved the ring was recovered. As of published date, no wedding date has yet been set.
Date Lost: August 18, Date Notified: August 21, Ring Recovered & Returned: August 22
Parker explains this situation very well:
“On August 18th I lost my ring at Atlantic Beach. I am a Youth Pastor in Rocky Mount, NC and took a beach day with the youth group. While throwing football with some of the kids I looked down to my great displeasure that my wedding ring had slipped off my finger. You would be surprised how many things at the beach look like a wedding ring! After much looking and frustration I left a defeated man. However Steven Ray, found it with a metal detector in ankle deep water 7 inches under the sand 4 days after I lost it! So here I am at the beach on August 22nd, way too late picking my wedding ring. Whatever you are going through that seems all a loss remember, there is a God who can do exceedingly abundantly more than we could ask or imagine. PS, guys get your ring sized correctly when you get married. #praiseGod
Chase called me this morning to give me a chance for an early morning swim. His wedding band had fallen off the evening before and after trying to sift through the oyster shells and black silt under the dock Chase called off the hunt. I knew the area where he had lost his ring and was on my was as soon as possible. I must admit that I was a bit surprised at how deep the water under the dock was as it was every bit of 5 foot deep as I started the quest. After pulling up a can tab, I found another strong signal. It took a few more scoops in the murky water and I was quite pleased to find Chase’s ring laying in my scoop!
My wife and I were on our vacation having a great time until my ring slipped off my finger and splashed under the pier. I had the worst feeling in my stomach not knowing if I’d ever see the ring again. I started searching the internet and found. Theringfinders.com. I thought what are the chances I could find a guy in Emerald Isle NC. Then popped up Steven Ray. Steven answered the phone at 7:30 AM and found my ring before 8:30 AM. I was so relived that Steve answered the phone and found my ring.
Jeff contacted Emerald Isle Metal Detecting Thursday morning regarding his lost wedding band. Jeff stated he was near the water’s edge at the time of the loss. During the time of loss another man had found the ring in the water but lost it again in the waves. I contacted Jeff and we made arrangements to meet just minutes after contact. I started my search while Jeff set up beach items for his family to enjoy their day in the sun. Jeff was keen to mark where the man dropped the ring in the surf with a stationary object and this was very helpful. Within minutes and my 3rd target dug, I found Jeff ring that was sitting on the beach for 4 days.
My first day on the Emerald Isle beach I put on tons of suntan lotion and went to throw a ball at the water’s edge. After finishing I went to get a drink of water and noticed my wedding ring was missing. I went back to look for it but couldn’t find it. After 4 days searching, I contacted Steve before leaving town. He was responsive, professional and available to search the morning I contacted him. After referencing the tide pattern, he found my ring under about a foot of sand within 30 minutes of starting his grid search. I was surprised how quickly he was able to find it, but greatly relieved and pleased the search was successful. Jeff
Megan contacted me Tuesday afternoon in regards to her wedding ring she lost in the ocean surf Saturday afternoon. She had stated that she happened to be searching the internet and found an add I placed on Craigslist for jewelry recovery. A storm was in the area that afternoon/evening so we agreed to begin the search at dawn. I began the search at dawn and was first unsucessful because of the strong waves. I drove an hour back to my home and returned a couple of hours later to resume the search. While covering the beach for hours, I walked around a group of 3 sand castles as I didn’t want to disturb someone’s creations. I later came back to the sand castles and very carefully worked my detector around the 3 structures and got the tone I had been searching to find for hours. The first carefully scooped out sand pile surrendered Megan’s ring!
Megan W. story:
“After helping my toddler with boogie boarding on the beach I noticed that my wedding ring was no longer on my finger. We searched the beach behind our vacation rental for three days with no luck. Then I found Steven Ray’s Ringfinder website. He came at first light the following day and after about four hours of searching and a second trip to the rental house he found it!”
If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, don’t buy a metal detector or rent a metal detector, but call one of the members of this directory. Look at the different metal detecting Ring Finder blogs and read their success stories, then call them ASAP, and they will work hard for you to find what you thought might never be found again.
The overwhelming satisfaction with returning a cherished lost item to someone is something everyone should experience at least once in their life. For me the thrill of enjoying my hobby, getting a little exercise and helping strangers at the same time is very fulfilling! Once I find their item, it is as if we were long lost friends as they are so grateful and relieved at the same time.
…for these reasons, I have joined The Ring Finders.
During the Summer of 2012 I was down from Ohio helping my lady friend take care of her terminally ill father. We would spend time on the beaches of Emerald Isle, NC to destress. One particular day I was bored just sitting in the sand and noticed a man wading in shallow water with his metal detector. I immediately knew this was something I would enjoy. After our talk, I shortly afterwards ordered my first land/water detector. The Tesoro Sand Shark is a great machine for beach & water but I soon found out a lot of public used land contains numerous metal items and the Sand Shark will make me dig all of them. Last Summer I purchased one of the best detectors on the market and it works very well on sand and dry land. Now I have all areas covered to 4 foot of water!
Please give me a call as soon as possible anytime of anyday so I can hopefully help you find your lost item! Why not take a chance that an event that you may remember the rest of your life has a very happy ending?
I look forward to granting your wishes!