Last weekend I was enjoying a morning hunt on the beach at Del Mar when Hilda approached me and asked if I had found a silver/platinum wedding ring belonging to her husband Jesse which was lost on the beach the day before. He was swimming and boogie boarding in the surf just in front of the hotel where he and his family were staying on their vacation from Ann Arbor, MI. I noticed Hilda at the waters edge very obviously upset which made me determined to give this search my best shot. After assuring them that there was a good possibility the ring could be found, and that I would help them find it, I started gridding the dry sand around the chairs and umbrellas they had set up the day before. Then I proceeded to grid parallel to the surf starting in the dry sand and working progressively into the water. About 15 feet into the surf I got that low tone I was hoping to hear and after a couple scoops a beautiful plain platinum band was in my possession. From beginning to end the search couldn’t have take more than 30 minutes. The best of it was the expression on Hilda’s face when I gave her back this precious item which I know she thought was lost forever. Then there were lots of hugs and handshakes from a really appreciative couple. Long story short: I have found and returned many items to their owners over the years but this experience with Hilda and Jesse was special and has inspired me to join The Ring Finders. This organization provides an essential service and I’m really glad to be part of it. I’m looking forward to many more happy returns. Thanks Hilda and Jesse for the inspiration and generous reward. It was so nice to meet you.