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Lost Earring in Severna Park, "FOUND!!"


Well, I have to say that this was my toughest find. I received an email from a woman who lost an earring in the Severn River. I called to get some information on when she believed she had lost it and agreed to come over on Sunday August 7th. Well as luck would have it, a huge thunder storm came up as I was on my way to her house and we cancelled due to lightning. She called on Monday and I was there just before low tide. We both got in the water, and since my detector is not waterproof, Olivia held the control box of my Sovereign GT over her head as I started to look for the earring. We came upon several good signals which produced some quarters and the dreaded pull tab and a nail of some sort, but one signal was in a deep spot and I decided to continue the grid pattern and come back to that one when the tide went down a bit more. Well, the tide was down at it’s lowest and I returned to the hole where I got the good signal, and after about six attempts, and with water up to my chin, I finally had the target in my scoop. When I sifted through the muck and the sand, the square shape of the earring came into view and when I saw the post, I knew we had found it. Olivia gasped in disbelief and was shocked, as was I. A great end to a work day, find an earring and make someone happy, it just doesn’t get any better than that. Thank you Olivia for helping me with this find. You were in there with me the whole time holding the control box. I’m glad I was able to find it. I really enjoy detecting and finding items that mean so much to people that they would wade into water up to their chest to try and find it. It’s a great feeling.

2 Responses to “Lost Earring in Severna Park, “FOUND!!””

  1. Olivia says:

    Vic is my hero!

    There we were at sunset, standing up to our necks in the Severn River at low tide with the fish jumping and the crabs nibbling, and I thought that there is no way we would find this needle in a haystack. But Vic was optimistic and persistent and kept up the sweep along the area where I thought it would be. It took about an hour when we got a strong hit and he kept digging and next thing we knew we saw the earring in the muck and mud of the scoop! The total thrill of “the find” was in his face and it was clear that he just loves doing this.

    I can’t say enough wonderful things about Vic. Besides finding my earring he is an all-around great guy. If you have lost something give him a call. It will be the best call you make.

    Thanks Vic! Olivia

  2. Dan Hurley says:

    Awesome recovery Vic, and a happy Olivia.

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