Suncoast Research And Recovery Club (SRARC)

Ring Lost On Apollo Beach, Recovered By SRARC

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County




Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”


Sean and Angela were visiting Sean’s parents and decided to take a walk to a house they were going to buy nearby. They started the walk down the sidewalk and got about four houses away when Angela spotted something and swung her arm up to point. As her arm flew up, off flew her wedding band. She saw where it went into the grass along the sidewalk so they searched until dark and then again the next morning but could not find it. Now this was no standard ring. Sean had the wedding band custom made to fit around his grandmothers wedding ring. Although they still had the grandmothers engagement ring the custom gold band representing their marriage was lost. Angela googled “how to find a lost gold ring” and found the SRARC website with it’s success stories and the rest is history. Since the search area was so small Howard Mett’s called Mike Miller and he met Sean and Angela at the site a short time later. In a few minutes Mike found the ring hidden under the grass and was rewarded with lots of smiles and laughter.

Ring Lost On Longboat Key, Recovered By SRARC

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County




Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”


Derek and Ashley were down from Kansas to get away from the freezing weather. They went out to the beach in front of their resort to enjoy the sun and water. While sitting in the beach chair Ashley flicked her hand and off came her engagement ring. They found SRARC ring finders on the internet and contacted Joe Szemer and he dispatched Mike Miller to the recovery site. In about 3 minutes Mike returned the lost ring to a very happy Derek.

Ring Lost On Longboat Key, Recovered By SRARC

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County




Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”


Sam and Robin came down from New York to get away from the cold and to visit with their parents. They headed out to the beach to enjoy the sun and watch the waves and wildlife on the Gulf of Mexico. When they laid their towels out to sit on, Sam decided to hide his wedding ring in the towel so he wouldn’t loose it in the water. That is usually a very smart move but this time it backfired. As they packed up to leave Sam flipped his towel to clear the sand off and then instantly remembered his ring was hidden in that towel. They spent some time searching in the sand but had no luck. Then Robin remembered overhearing someone telling a story about The Ring Finders recovering a lost heirloom item for them. She grabbed her phone and googled “the ring finders”. Up popped the SRARC ring finders site and she immediately called Joe Szemer. Joe sent Mike Miller to meet them right away. Mike arrived right at sunset and within a few minutes Sam had his ring back on his finger. When the ring came out of the sand the whole beach crowd cheered and hugs and smiles were everywhere. Always a pleasure to see the smiles and relief on the peoples face when we can help the out.

SRARC Recovers Lost Gold Ring

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County




Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”


Bob was preparing to hang his U.S. Flag on his house when his glasses fell off and landed in the shrubs of his flower bed. After searching for a while and successfully finding the glasses, he realized his sentimental gold ring had come off in the process! Bob searched the area diligently and even had help from his neighbors, but in the end the ring remained missing. Bob was put in touch with SRARC president Howard Metts, who made arrangements for a Ringfinders hunt. Howard and club member Mike Shuler went to work with hand-held pinpointers, searching in and around philodendrons and other bushes. After 25 minutes of finding roofing nails, Mike had the ring and held it out to a very emotional Bob! It was very moving to see how much it meant to Bob to have his ring back, and SRARC is glad to have been able to help.


Ring Lost At Redington Shores Beach , Recovered By SRARC

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County




Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”


Shelley was on the beach for her wedding ceremony and her engagement ring was placed in a small box. When the box was opened during the ceremony, the ring was not there. A friend at the wedding found our SRARC Ring Finder’s website and called Howard Metts for Help. Ed Osmar answered the call for help and headed to the beach with the wedding party. In 10 minutes Ed came up with the ring. Shelley will have a great wedding story to share with family and friends!

Platinum Band Lost In Tampa, Recovered By SRARC

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County



Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”


Marisa stepped outside and noticed the wind had blown a lot of branches and moss onto the lawn, so she decided to do some picking up. Her fingers were slightly swollen, so she moved her platinum diamond ring to her little finger before starting. She was shocked and saddened to find the ring was no longer on her finger when she finished her chore. She found SRARC Ringfinders and contacted Joe Szemer. A hunt was set up for that afternoon with Bill Gallant and Mike Shuler. In the end, it was Marisa’s keen eyesight that was responsible for her ring being found…she spotted it in the front lawn and ran to the back yard with it to show Bill and Mike, who were searching there. We’re grateful for “honorary ringfinder” Marissa’s help, and so happy that she has her beautiful ring back!

Stolen Jewelry Thrown In Water, Recovered By SRARC

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County



Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”


Louise and several neighbors had their homes burglarized and a lot of jewelry stolen. After finding several pieces around a community pond, she contacted Howard Metts to arrange a hunt. Dane Trask hunted for about an hour and found and returned many vintage pieces which police verified belonging to Louise’s family. Great job Dane! Hopefully the HOA will allow us to return to continue the search as more items are yet to be found.<

Ring Lost On Clearwater Beach, Recovered By SRARC

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County


Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”


Tobias and his wife Imke were spending a day on Clearwater Beach. When they got home he noticed his ring was missing. The police were called to report the ring missing and the officer on duty suggested they call our SRARC Ring Finder group. Howard Metts received a text and set up a hunt. Bill Gallant, Howard Metts, and Ed Osmar hunted for 30 minutes before Bill came up with the ring just outside the search area. As you can see from the expression on Imke, she was amazed and overjoyed that her husband’s ring was found. This will be a very Merry Christmas for them with a story they can tell family and friends.

Ring Lost In Tarpon Springs, Recovered By SRARC

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County


Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

Mike was rubbing bug lotion off his hands while standing on the dock behind his sailboat. His wife who was in the sailboat heard a small splash and Mike realized he had slid his gold anniversary ring off his finger into the water. They found our SRARC Ring Finders website and contacted Howard Metts. Howard and his wife Jeanine came out two days later with their hookah dive rig to search for the ring in 10-11 feet of water. With zero visibility and 4 inches of silt on the bottom, Howard came up with the ring using his hand held metal detector. Mike and his wife Joselyn were amazed to see the ring again!

Honeymoon Island Lost Ring, Recovered By SRARC

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County



Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”


Evan was tossing the football while standing in waist-deep water at Honeymoon Island Beach. He went to twist his wedding band between his fingers, which he has a habit of doing, and discovered the band was not there! Evan did his best to find the ring, but his efforts fell flat. A couple of weeks later, Evan learned about SRARC and the Ringfinders. He contacted club president Howard Metts, and a hunt was set up. Evan watched as Howard, Dimitur Alipiev and Ed Osmar gridded the area with their detectors while getting pounded by the high tide and big waves. The first attempt was not successful, so Howard scheduled a second hunt after the surf calmed down and the tide was low. Once again Evan was there for moral support. This time Howard was joined by Mike Shuler. The two worked carefully around the big rocks that covered the area and after a little over an hour, Mike had the ring in his scoop! Evan was ecstatic to have his sentimental ring back, and immediately contacted his wife to share the good news!