Received an email yesterday from a young woman who asked if I could help find a ring her husband had lost while swimming. She said it was in about two to three feet of water at a small beach not far from where I live in Annapolis. We met on Sunday morning and I was hoping it would be close to the shore. Well, we walked out about thirty to forty yards and with the water above my waist and the rod on my metal detector extended as far as it would reach, we started searching. Having never searched in water that deep before and only having my small hand scoop, I had to hold the detector straight up as my detector is not waterproof. We came upon several good signals and Don, the ring owner, was a real trooper as he would hold his breath, go under water, and reach down to scoop what I had detected. After many failed attemps I came across a really good target. Don made several passes with the scoop but just couldn’t seem to get it. I told him to wait a second as I tried to feel around with my foot and must have moved it just enough for Don to feel it in his hand and he came up with the ring. I think I was more suprised than he was. What a great feeling! Don’s wife Erin and a few neighbors were there to congratulate him as he came in holding his ring.
Thank you Erin and Don for the oportunity to help find your ring. It was a real pleasure to meet you both and a lot of fun. I learn something from every outing and I’ll remember this for a long time. Thanks again.