Engagement Ring Recovered at Lido Beach, Sarasota

Andrew and Danielle were recently engaged and were spending a day at the beach to relax and just spend time together. They had been enjoying the sun and decided to play a little in the water. Andrew grabbed a ball and headed out onto the water and Danielle quickly followed. As she ran into the water Andrew tossed her the ball. Danielle leaped to catch the ball and felt her beautiful engagement ring fly off of her finger. They couldn’t believe it was gone. Andrew had saved for 5 years so he could get just the right ring. They borrowed swim goggles and recruited others with swim goggles to help search for the ring but they couldn’t find it. Andrew started to look for metal detectors on his smart phone. The Ring Finders popped up with a recent recovery made by SRARC. He contacted us and because they were there at the beach waiting Mike Miller made a quick response request and then headed for the location. After arriving and getting the exact search area narrowed down, Mike went to work. It took about 15 minutes to find the ring and return it to a disbelieving Danielle. What fun it was to see the big grins on their faces when they had the ring back on Danielle’s finger.

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4 Replies to “Engagement Ring Recovered at Lido Beach, Sarasota”

  1. Chris Turner says:

    That is such a common way people lose their rings these days! Glad you found it for them!

  2. Andrew Waltrip says:

    This is me and my fiance in the photo. I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to Mike and express our thankfulness for what he did for us. There’s not many words that can describe the hopelessness that we felt in the hours after the ring was initially lost. Searching on our own was proving futile and we had never heard of a service such as the one that Mike and his group provide. To say that what they do is selfless and kind is an understatement. He was compassionate and only wanted to see us reunited with the ring that meant so much to us. Watching him pull the ring up out of the water and smile as he held it high for us to see was an incredible feeling and the more we smiled so did he. When asked what we could do to repay him he responded by letting us know that donations for the club were accepted on the website. This is not enough but we have gladly donated what we could. We want Mike to know that he will always hold a special place in our hearts and will not be forgotten. Thank you so much to you and all those out there like you.

    Andrew & Danielle

    1. Mike Miller says:

      Thanks for your kind comments. It was our pleasure to see you smiling again

  3. Aunt Liz says:

    Congrats on your engagement Andrew and Danielle! Your ring is beautiful, and thanks so much again to Mike and his group for their services and finding a gift that means so much! What a super recovery!!!

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