Platinum wedding band lost in Lake Mich. - FOUND!

  • from Grand Haven (Michigan, United States)

I received a call from Tim on Monday evening after he had lost his platinum wedding band in Lake Michigan at Grand Haven State Park.  He had been throwing a football in the water with friends, about 30 feet from shore, when he noticed his wedding ring was gone.  I had given a card to the guards at the entrance to the park the day before and they referred Tim to The Ring Finders web site.  After returning home to Lansing, he called and gave me a general idea of where to search.  I went out to look for it on Tuesday but it was really windy and the waves were 3-6 feet.  Even though the red flag was out cautioning swimmers to stay out of the water, due to heavy rip currents, there were THOUSANDS of swimmers out having fun in the big waves.  Searching then was an exercise in futility and the weather for the next couple days wasn’t any better.  So I called Tim back and asked him if he could meet me out at the beach on Friday morning to give me a better idea of were he was (including the adjacent Grand Haven City Beach the beach is about a half mile long).  He and his wife, Molly, met me there at 9:45 and that water was COLD!   Tim helped me, using the blue polypropylene shovel I use in the sand as a reference point on shore, moving it north as I worked my way north, going into and away from the shore with my detector.  About an hour and 15 minutes later, I was able to locate his ring in waist deep water.  They were elated to say the least.  A very happy ending to my first call out.

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3 Replies to “Platinum wedding band lost in Lake Mich. – FOUND!”

  1. Good work Tom. It appears this call out was not the easiest one to start with but great results.

  2. KR Wilson says:

    Good jobTom! I know how hard it is to search the big cold lake.

  3. Chris Turner says:

    Way to go on you first recovery as a member of The Ring Finders! Hope the next one is easier!

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