Ring recovered at Honeymoon Island, Florida

from Tampa Bay (Florida, United States)

81 year old James Mahaffery and his wife were down from Gainsville visiting their son and they decided to spend some time at the beach. Last Wenesday they headed out to Honeymoon Island and were enjoying the water. James was on his hands and knees playing in the surf when his hand slipped off a rock and his custom ring disappeared into the sand. They looked for quite a while but could not find it. The ring was a custom made heavy silver ring with 2 horizontal bands of gold and had been on his hand for many years. They gave up and a few days later contacted Howard Metts to see if he could help. Howard is member of the SRARC ringfinders team so he made arrangements for the team to do a hunt on today. Six hunters showed up and within 30 minutes the ring was recovered. James son met us at the beach and when Chris returned the ring he called his Mom and she was so surprised and pleased it was a joy to hear her reaction over the phone. A big thanks to Chris Duerden, Howard Metts, Paul Hill, Mark Prue, Stan Flack, and Mike Miller for helping with this recovery.

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3 Responses to “Ring recovered at Honeymoon Island, Florida”

  1. Chris Turner says:

    Now that’s team work! Congratulations on a great recovery! The 1400th recorded recovery!!!

  2. Greg DeLong says:

    1400 recoveries is fantastic, congratulations guys.
    We’ll be at 1500 in no time.

    • Chris Turner says:

      Yes that came quickly! We have 1402 Recorded Recoveries but the actual count would be closer to 1600. We’ve had at least 200 non-recorded recoveries in the last 4 1/2 years. It’s fun to see the Smiles!!!

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