Suncoast Research And Recovery Club (SRARC), Author at The Ring Finders

SUCCESSFUL RING RECOVERY ON ST. PETERSBURG BEACH, FLORIDA

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.”

(Largo) Stan (727) 421-9293    (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968    (Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191    (Bradenton/Sarasota) Wayne  (813) 367-7459

SUCCESSFUL RING RECOVERY ON ST. PETERSBURG BEACH, FLORIDA

Dan & Erin were at St. Pete Beach enjoying a hot August summer day. Erin had decided to take her rings off so as not to lose them in the water.   After leaving the beach, Erin noticed her rings were missing and remembered she had taken them off on the beach and put them on the towel. Dan & Erin went back to look but had no luck. A quick Google search connected them with SRARC team member, Mike Shuler.  Mike made arrangements to meet the couple at the beach at noon that same day.   A few sweeps of the coil and the ring was found within minutes! Erin was ecstatic to have her rings back on her finger. Great work Mike, keep those smiles coming!

 

 

 

 

 

WITH FACEBOOK HELP, SUCCESSFUL CLASS RING RETURN ON CLEARWATER BEACH, FLORIDA

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.”

(Largo) Stan (727) 421-9293    (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968    (Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191    (Bradenton/Sarasota) Wayne  (813) 367-7459

WITH HELP FROM FACEBOOK, SUCCESSFUL CLASS RING RETURN ON CLEARWATER BEACH, FLORIDA

Jhazmine was throwing a ball in the water on Clearwater Beach, when her 2006 gold class ring slipped off her finger!  The ring was very special to Jhazmine as her father had given it to her.  A week later, Howard Metts was on a fun hunt in the water at Clearwater Beach and found a gold 2006 class ring, with no school name on it, only the name “Jhazmine” and three initials on the inside.  Howard showed the ring to his daughter-in-law, Veronica Metts, who searched for “Jhazmine” on Facebook, and using the last initial on the ring, found a possible match!  Veronica sent Jhazmine a Facebook message asking if she had lost anything at Clearwater Beach.  Jhazmine responded the next day!  A few days later, Howard delivered the ring to a very happy Jhazmine at her place of work making for a great reunion! Go Team Metts! That’s how you do it! Great sleuthing and effort to both of you!

 

 

 

Family Heirloom Ring Recovered On Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

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.”

(Largo) Stan (727) 421-9293    (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968    (Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191    (Bradenton/Sarasota) Wayne  (813) 367-7459

Family Heirloom Ring Recovered on Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

Future Florida residents, Mike and Courtney Chenkus, were relaxing on the beach at Indian Rocks and decided to have some fun tossing a football. Mike was about waist deep and tossing the ball when he was hit by a large wave and felt his wedding ring slide off his finger, disappearing into the Gulf.  The ring had previously belonged to Mike’s father and was over 50 years old, a true family treasure.  While devastated by the loss, Mike and Courtney did what they could to mark the location. Later that evening, Mike Googled “lost ring Clearwater” and found the SRARC website. After speaking with team member, Stan Flack, Stan reached out to team member Ed Osmar. Ed & Mike then arranged a hunt. Mike described where he thought the ring was lost. Ed factored in the tide change and conditions and after about 30 minutes was happily returning the ring to Mike! Courtney happened to be videoing the special moment on her cell phone! The entire family was extremely grateful and excited to see the ring back on Mike’s hand! Nice work, Ed!

LOST RING RECOVERED IN INDIAN SHORES BEACH, FLORIDA

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.”

(Largo) Stan (727) 421-9293 (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968 (Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191 (Bradenton/Sarasota) Wayne (813) 367-7459

LOST RING RECOVERED IN INDIAN SHORES BEACH, FLORIDA

Fred was enjoying the beach with his partner, John, playing catch with a ball. When Fred went to make a catch. he felt his ring come off his finger.  The water was murky and too hard to search so they sadly went home without Fred’s ring. The next day John found SRARC on Google and  SRARC Ring Finder member, Stan Flack, was notified.  Stan arranged for Ed Osmar, Mike Shuler and himself to meet John at the beach.  After about an hour of hunting, Stan was lucky enough to find the ring.  A very happy and excited John could not wait to tell John the great news! Hugs all the way around! Another great effort, guys!

 

NOT …. HOPELESS IN CLEARWATER BEACH WITH RECOVERED RING

NOT …. HOPELESS IN CLEARWATER BEACH WITH RECOVERED RING!

Having unsuccessfully hunted for Sarah’s ring several weeks previously, SRARC Ring Finder member, Stan Flack, had recommended that Sarah put an ad on Craigslist with just enough detail to describe her ring, a general location in hope that another detectorist might have already found it and would see it on Craigslist.

Fast forward two weeks later, SRARC Ring Finder member, Mike Shuler, was out for a fun hunt, unaware of the existence of this ring or that anyone was looking for it. Mike hit a loud unfamiliar tone, and two scoops later he was holding the nicest ring he had ever found!  When Mike got home, he went straight to Craigslist’s Lost & Found section and  typed in “platinum” and was instantly looking at a photo of the ring in his hand!

In the ad, the owner said she had lost the ring exactly three weeks earlier, while playing catch with her kids in the water. Sarah had received a number of disappointing responses, so she didn’t reply the first time Mike tried to contact her. Once Mike said he was affiliated with SRARC, Sarah contacted Mike. Even then, Sarah wanted to see a picture of the ring. Mike sent her a couple of photos, to which Sarah responded with this message:

“I cannot believe you have found my ring! I am overcome with emotion. I thought I would never see it again. Let me gather myself together and I will call you to discuss how we can get it back to me. I truly can’t thank you enough. You are testament that there are still good people in the world. You are truly a blessing. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

Just goes to show you to never give up on those lost rings because you just never know.  Very proud to have you on the team, Mike!

 

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.”

(Largo) Stan (727) 421-929    (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968    (Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191    (Bradenton/Sarasota) Wayne  (813) 367-7459

Birthday and Anniversary Saved By Ring Recovered on Clearwater Beach, Florida

Birthday & Anniversary Saved by Ring Recovered on Clearwater Beach, Florida

Visiting from New Jersey, Joe and his family were enjoying an evening at Clearwater Beach. Joe and his wife Gena, were celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary and Joe’s 40th birthday! Once Joe got back to the beach house around 9 p.m., he noticed his ring was missing. Joe spent a miserable night thinking about his ring and the next day decided to Google “lost ring.” That’s where he found SRARC on the Internet and called Ring Finder team member Stan Flack.   A hunt was arranged for later that day.  Stan along with Ring Finder members Ed Osmar, Paul Hill, Mark Sillence and Jerry Schneider met with Joe and started hunting a wide area that included the water and sand. After about 15 minutes into the hunt, Stan came up with the ring, much to the delight of Joe! Hugging everyone and smiling, Joe exclaimed, “this is the best birthday present I could wish for.” Nice work, guys!  We all wish Joe & Gena many healthy & happy anniversaries and birthdays together. This one will certainly be memorable!

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.”

(Largo) Stan (727) 421-9293    (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968    (Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191    (Bradenton/Sarasota) Wayne  (813) 367-7459

 

 

 

 

 

Quick Ring Recovery on Pass-A-Grille Beach, Florida

Quick Ring Recovery On Pass-A-Grille Beach, Florida

Maria was at Pass-A-Grille Beach with family enjoying a hot July day when she suddenly felt her ring slip off her finger! Thinking quickly, Maria asked her cousin to stand where she thought she dropped the ring as the others tried to find it. Having no luck, Maria searched “lost ring help” and located SRARC on the Internet.  Maria asked the cousin to stay in the water while she contacted team member, Stan Flack.  Stan passed Maria’s phone number on to Joe Szemer.  After speaking to Maria, Joe geared up and was at the beach within 30 minutes. Searching near the patient cousin, Joe decided to slightly expand the area and found the ring in just a few minutes. Everyone was elated with hugs and high fives all the way around! Nicely done, Joe!

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.”

(Largo) Stan (727) 421-9293    (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968    (Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191    (Bradenton/Sarasota) Wayne  (813) 367-7459

 

 

 

 

Neighborly Assist In Ring Recovery, North Redington Beach, Florida

Neighborly Assist In Ring Recovery, North Redington Beach, Florida

Like a good neighbor, Kenny is there!  Eric was floating on a paddleboard with his daughter, picking up shells in shallow water when he felt his ring slide of his finger! The ring immediately went out of site. Fast forward 1o days later, when Eric mentioned to his neighbor, Kenny, that his ring was long gone and he was going to buy a new one. Last year, Kenny had witnessed SRARC in action when he watched them detect and find woman’s ring right at the hotel next to his condo. Kenny urged Eric to contact SRARC. Eric was reluctant and felt the ring was surely lost forever. Kenny, not giving up, walked to the Doubletree Hotel, made some inquiries about the metal detectorists he had previously observed. The desk clerk had SRARC’s card on file and provided the necessary contact information to Kenny.   Stan Flack got the call and a team was formed.  Stan and team members Ed Osmar, Paul Hill, Jerry Schneider and Mike Shuler met early on a Sunday morning and were determined to find that ring!  After about 15 minutes, Mike called the guys over to show them he had indeed found the ring!  Eric was stunned upon hearing the news that his ring, lost 10 days ago on a busy Fourth of July holiday, had actually been found! Mike is a Tampa fireman and made arrangements to meet Eric in Tampa to return the ring.  Eric’s children joined him and were excited to be in the fire station.  Great tenacity and team work, guys!  Everyone should have a neighbor like Kenny!

 

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.”

(Largo) Stan (727) 421-9293    (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968    (Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191    (Bradenton/Sarasota) Wayne  (813) 367-7459

 

 

 

TWO RINGS SUCCESSFULLY RECOVERED ON COQUINA BEACH

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.”

(Largo) Stan (727) 421-929    (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968    (Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191    (Bradenton/Sarasota) Wayne  (813) 367-7459

TWO RINGS SUCCESSFULLY RECOVERED ON COQUINA BEACH

Jennifer & Eddie of St. Petersburg, (formerly of New York) were with friends enjoying Coquina Beach when Jennifer lost two rings!  Before going into the water, Jennifer had safely stored the rings in a pouch on their beach umbrella. However, after packing up, she soon realized they were not in the pouch!  The couple contacted SRARC and Ring Finder member Wayne Cree went on the hunt. Jennifer had the spot marked and Wayne thought he was super lucky when he immediately found a dime, then a penny! About five minutes later, Wayne found the first ring and thirty seconds later, the second ring. Needless to say, Jennifer & Eddie were thrilled.  Way to go, Wayne. Keep the change!

 

 

 

 

GPS HELPS RECOVER LOST ENGAGEMENT RING ON THREE ROOKER ISLAND

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.”

(Largo) Stan (727) 421-929    (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968    (Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191    (Bradenton/Sarasota) Wayne  (813) 367-7459

GPS HELPS RECOVER LOST ENGAGEMENT RING ON THREE ROOKER ISLAND

Steve & Audrey took their boat to Three Rooker Island to spend a relaxing day. As Audrey was getting out of the boat, her engagement ring fell into the water! Quick thinking Steve hit the “man overboard” button on the boat’s GPS and marked the spot.  Steve found the SRARC website, contacted Tom Jones who passed the information on to Howard Metts.  Two days later, Howard, Jeanine Metts, Ed Osmar and Dimitur Alipiev met with Steve on the boat ramp for a ride to the island.  Using the GPS, Steve was able to position the boat very closely to where Audrey had lost the ring.  After about ten minutes of water hunting, Howard got a good signal and the ring was in his scoop! Steve was ecstatic, and immediately called Audrey who was overjoyed her ring was found! Great teamwork everyone!