Engagement Ring Retrieved from Lake Michigan

  • from Grand Haven (Michigan, United States)

Thursday afternoon I received an email from Ana in St. Joseph.  On the 4th of July, Ana was playing in the water at Silver Beach and noticed her engagement ring was gone.  She and her fiance’ were about to insure the ring but lost it before they had the chance.  After contacting me and Fred Johnson, the Ring Finder for the Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and Hastings areas, we agreed to meet her near the beach that evening.  There was severe weather forecast for that evening and we were hoping to find it before the weather turned on us.   I met Fred and Ana near the beach but we were unable to find a place to park anywhere near Silver Beach.   Fred and I had to park a 1/2 mile from the beach and then walk an additional 1/2 mile south to the spot where Ana had lost the ring.   Ana had also borrowed a Garrett AT Pro metal detector to help with the search.  After a quick tutorial on how to operate the AT Pro, Ana started detecting near the shoreline while Fred and I started a grid search, Fred working to the south while I worked a grid to the north.  After 15 or 20 minutes, in waist deep water, I saw gold and diamonds in my scoop!  Ana was so surprised and happy she started to cry.  Even the the onlookers on shore cheered.  What a beautiful ring and a very happy bride-to-be.

One Reply to “Engagement Ring Retrieved from Lake Michigan”

  1. Ana Tenemaza says:

    For me July 4, 2017 will forever be a day that will be engraved in my mind. It was the day that I lost my engagement ring and thought I’d never see it again. Then two days later I contacted the Ring Finders and had two people come search for my ring. Tom and Fred Johnson came to Silver Beach at St. Joseph, MI and it took them a little over an hour to find parking. Once they got the chance to search for the ring, it took Tom 15-20 minutes to find my engagement ring. That was a fast recovery compared to finding a parking. I cried of happiness and gave Tom a huge hug when I was reunited with my ring. He definitely was a blessing dropped from heaven. Even my fiancé cried when I told him that Tom found my ring. We are very thankful for what Tom did. Now I know that I can’t take my ring to the beach and it has to be insured. I am so lucky to have found the Ring Finders because I would have never found it without them. Even when I tried helping them, I didn’t know what I was doing. Until this day I believe that miracles do exist!

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