Lost Ring found on Daufuskie Island, S.C.

from Savannah (Georgia, United States)
Contact: 912-577-7227

Katie called and said she lost her engagement ring in the water the previous day at Daufuskie Island Beach. The island is secluded, and only accessable by boat. I told her I would try to help her. The next ferry to the island was to leave at 1:00, and the last ferry coming back was at 5:30. With the tide coming in I knew we only had a short window to work with. I searched for about 30 minutes and found the ring. It was already about five inches deep. Katie, her husband, Jeremy, and friends, were a great help because they were thoughtful enough to look for a landmark where she had lost the ring. This ring was very sentimental to Jeremy and Katie. It has been in the family a long time, and had been handed down to her. I’m so happy that I was able to help them out. Such a great couple and now new friends. I hope to see them again. If you ever get a chance to go to Daufuskie Island, go. Beautiful place. I’m going back.

4 Replies to “Lost Ring found on Daufuskie Island, S.C.”

  1. Jim Wren says:

    Great story, recovery, and return Tom. WTG!!!!

  2. Rick Phillips says:

    You are a good man Tom!

  3. Katie says:

    Tom is a blessing. To be honest, I was not sure that this service was actually a possibility. It sounded way to good to be true. But, when I called Tom, he instantly said he was on his way and that he would give it a shot. Meanwhile, so many friends and family (and even strangers) told me it was going to be ok. They told me that the ring was only a piece of metal and that I should be thankful for my life and the lives of others that I love. Of course, I understand this since I have lost one too many in my life, and this entire situation made me appreciate all that I do actually have. Still, it hurt to lose such a sentimental piece. My mother in law who gave me this ring trusted me with it. When I called her to tell her that I lost it, she sang “Mother Ocean” by Jimmy Buffet to me focusing on the line “And in your belly you hold the treasures few have ever seen”. I was beginning to accept the lose since the ocean had my treasure, and after all, my husband and I are pirates, so it made sense. But, when Tom jumped off that ferry, we snatched him up on our golf cart and headed to the beach. He went straight to work and found the ring in about 20 minutes. My husband and I celebrated with each other, our friends, and our family. I learned so much through this experience: be thankful for what you had and what you do have, trust humanity, and never give up. Also, don’t put lotion on your ringed hands before swimming in the ocean, or if you do, TAKE OFF YOUR RINGS!
    We truly think of Tom as a friend now and hope to see him some time in the future.

  4. Katie says:

    Thank you so much for finding my ring! We are forever grateful!

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