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Lost wedding ring in LBI New Jersey found by Matt St.Germain

  • from Seaside Heights (New Jersey, United States)
Recovery#16 for 2021
On September 15th I received a call from Fred. While in LBI visiting family with his wife, They spent the day at the beach and as Fred was body surfing he saw his ring come off from the force of the wave. Due to storms and dangerous surf conditions for 3-4 days I had to wait until the conditions were safer to do a search. On the 5th day I was able to get out there for the night time low tide and after an hour of searching I had his ring! Him and his wife were very happy that I had found it! Another happy ending!

Lost wedding ring in LBI NJ found by Matt St.Germain

  • from Seaside Heights (New Jersey, United States)
Recovery #15 for 2021
I was contacted by Liz on behalf of her husband Pete. While he was at the beach he took his wedding ring off and placed it on his towel. When it came time to leave he forgot it was on the towel but then remembered the very moment he lifted the towel and shook the sand off it. I met up with him and he showed me where. Within 5 seconds of turning on the machine I found it! He was very happy to have it back! Another happy ending!

Rose Gold 14k Gold Band lost & Found in Eastham mass

Rick, Jim, & Myself we’re out searching for recent drops today in our local ponds. Rick’s wife Jayne called my phone and left an Urgent message for us to return a call that she had just received, saying that we were recommended, by a local Metal-Detecting shop on Cape Cod, to help find a Wedding Band that was lost about an hour earlier on a beach. I called back immediately and Jessica picked up the phone, she proceeded saying that they were all down on the beach earlier, and that a friend of hers named Louis, had dropped his wedding band in the dry sand, they were wondering if we could help find it. I said yes but no guarantees. They were not to familiar with the area, and wasn’t sure what parking lot they were in.  I told them to meet us there in an hour.  We all jumped in the truck and headed down 25 miles away an got there earlier than expected, we met Lewis and Anton after about a 15 wait. Glad we waited for them to show up, as we were walking down the path and got onto the beach, Louis had mentioned that he put a stick down into the sand, where he thought he had dropped it. I asked him to please stand exactly where he thought it fell and not to move, I then proceeded to turn on my machine and took less than five seconds to receive my first signal, that just happened to be his beautiful 14 karat Rose Gold Wedding Band.  We were all very happy to see it back on his finger that quickly.  That’s where it belongs. Louis actually said incredible, just incredible we were all looking for over an hour on our hands snd knees to no avail.   We were glad that Jessica called the Ring Finders.

14k Rose Gold Band

John Favano, Ring Finders South Jersey featured in Ocean City NJ Magazine

  • from North Wildwood (New Jersey, United States)

Lost and found Platinum ring in Havelock

Received a phone call from Mark yesterday morning about him loosing his custom design Platinum wedding band while vacationing at a cottage in Havelock last Friday. He was pretty sure he lost it while swimming Friday night, at the end of the dock, which he mentioned that it shouldn’t be any deeper than neck deep. After spending nearly three hours in the water yesterday, metal detecting, no ring to be found and the area described was definitely deeper than expected. Headed back home, disappointed for him, especially with the facts that the search area was full of weeds with thick layer of silt. Worst possible conditions for swinging a coil and finding a ring. It was not looking good to ever recover the ring if it was indeed in the water.

Last evening Mark asked me if I would go back but this time with Scuba gear and metal detect in deeper water, further from the dock. Headed back, geared up and after a few false alarms and about 30 minutes into the dive, I heard a killer signal which turned out to be his ring. The ring ended up being about 25 feet from the dock and at a depth of 12 feet. He did mention that he was doing backstrokes while swimming, which is probably when the ring got flung in deeper water. Mark is a very lucky man that I managed to find his beautiful ring in these conditions. He and his wife are extremely happy and currently driving down from Burlington to pick it up. Another happy ending!

 

Lost wedding ring in Lbi NJ found by Matt St.Germain

  • from Seaside Heights (New Jersey, United States)
Recovery #14 for 2021
Today I was contacted by Mike who was referred to me by a few of my followers (Thank you!) . While at the beach in Lbi tossing a football on the slope as the tide was coming in with his left hand he felt his wedding ring fly off. He showed me the area where it happened and I began my search. In about 15mins I had his ring in my scoop! It wound up halfway down the slope about 8 inches deep already! Him and his friends were thrilled that I was able to find it along with the surrounding crowd. Another great day!

Lost gold pendant found by Matt St.Germain in Manahawkin NJ

  • from Seaside Heights (New Jersey, United States)
Recovery #13 for 2021
This afternoon I was contacted by fellow detectorist Scotty O’Shea about his friend Kari who works in the healthcare field. While Kari was at a park with one of her clients who is non-verbal young adult, He became pretty upset when it was time to leave the park so in protest he had pulled Kari’s necklace off and tossed it into the grass. Scotty wanted to help but he was at work over an hour away and could not. I was available for a few hours so I met Kari at the park as soon as possible. She explained to me the pendant is the most important part as it is a pendant her late Mother used to wear that she wore all through her cancer treatments and she held in high regard. It helps Kari everyday the same way it did for her Mom so it is very special to her. Once she showed me the area I got to work. There was a lot of targets in the ground as it caused my machine to sound off 2-3 times with every swing of the coil. It took a little while but finally I had her pendant in my sights! I stayed as long as I could to find the chain as well but it was not showing up and she told me she was going to get another. She was just so happy and relieved that I found her pendant! Another happy ending!
 

Lost heirloom gold ring Cobourg Ontario

Received an emergency phone call for a lost ring this evening in Cobourg. I was actually at North Beach provincial park, getting ready to go home after a beautiful day where else, at the beach. Gillian called saying that her daughter Nicole had just lost her grand mother’s wedding ring (Gillian’s mom) while swimming at a beach in Cobourg. Unfortunately, Nicole’s grandma died at a very young age, when Gillian was only 5 years old. Understandably, both ladies were completely devastated by the time I arrived. After a quick introduction and getting facts about how the ring was lost, I quickly got setup and started detecting in the water as the sun was setting and darkness was soon coming. Within 10 minutes, the ring was found. Both Gillian and Nicole cried tears of relief and were extremely happy and relieved that they were reunited with their precious heirloom. Below is Nicole and I, whom insisted I be in the picture with her. Truly another special happy ending!!!

 

Lost and found Platinum wedding band Lakeshore Beach Sandbanks

Mark posted on Facebook yesterday about having lost his wedding band while at the beach and was looking for help. Luckily, friend of mine put me in contact with Mark. He knew for sure when and how he lost the ring as he saw it fly off his finger while tossing a ball with friends. The main issue was that the ring was lost over two weeks ago and chest deep in the water. Sandbanks beaches (Lake Ontario) are notorious for having sandbanks, which constantly move in and out from shore with the winds and wave action. A day or two sometimes is all it takes to burry the ring in the sand so deeply that it cannot be heard by any metal detector. Luckily for Mark, after an hour of gridding under water in the area where the ring fell off, I heard a very faint signal which turn out to be his beautiful Tiffany & Co Platinum 950 wedding ring. The ring had actually “moved” about 100 feet further down the beach but at about the same depth. Extremely lucky for him that it wasn’t any deeper or worst yet, picked up by another detectorist. Thank you to Heidi for putting me in contact with Mark and allowing for him to be reunited with his gorgeous ring. Another happy ending and I love what I do!!!

Lost and found IPhone 12 in Campbellford

Received a phone call from Sherryl today about how her Husband Ian had lost his IPhone 12 at the municipal boat launch in Campbellford Ontario. As Ian was getting out of the boat and onto the ramp, he tripped and fell into the water and his cell phone slipped out of his pocket. This happened last Saturday. Since then, they’ve had numerous people trying to snorkel and find the phone, in about 12 feet of water with only a visibility of about three feet with no success. With my metal detector and all my Scuba gear, I was able to locate the phone in twenty minutes or so. It was wedged between two boulders. The dark blue case made it difficult to see it but not impossible. Shirley was at top side, with a bag of dry rice anxiously waiting. She was very happy that it had been found since in the case, Ian also had his driver’s license, credit cards and other important items. Another happy ending!!!