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Fifth Generation Ring Recovered in Calgary

  • from Cochrane (Alberta, Canada)

He lost his fifth generation ring while walking/playing with his dog. After giving me the boundaries I went to work. It wasn’t until we expanded the boundaries that the ring was found. Watch the video below for the full story.

Here is a testimonial regarding this search.

 

My husband Mykal received a very special ring from his father, on our wedding day last year.  It was in the family for 5 generations.  Sometime in May of this year, we were playing in the backyard with our German Shepherd.  He was throwing the ball to Max as he normally did.  At the end of the night, he took Max out in front of the house for a quick walk, as it was dark.  That night before bed, he realized the ring was no longer on his finger.  The next day we spent the entire day looking for it, both in the back and front yard, with no success.  Every so often, thereafter, we would walk with our eyes directed towards the grass, hoping to catch a shimmer of the ring against the green background.  Mykal almost gave up searching.  He kept saying that somebody probably found it.  Since we don’t live on a busy street, I thought that possibility was less likely.  I was convinced we would find it at some point, we just had to keep searching.  At the end of September, Mykals’ parents came over and asked about the ring.  Mykal replied that it was not with him (it technically wasn’t a lie).  Mykal knew that it was only a matter of time before his father would ask to see it, or encourage him further, to see him wearing it, at least on special occasions.  I decided to take it upon myself to do about of searching.  Not in the backyards, but on the internet.  If the ring was out there, I knew a metal detector would pick it up.  We were going to buy one from the store.  Since most people that buy metal detectors to find a ring, end up reselling it once they have found their lost item or after they have given up the search, I figured we should look into purchasing a used one before we go to the store.  I have never been on the Kijiji site before but knew of it and thought that it would be a good place to start.  I typed in ‘used metal detectors’ in the search bar’.  The first two posts were actual metal detectors (I was praying they included instructional manuals!).  The third post was titled, “TheCalgaryRingFinder.”  I was intrigued and curious so I clicked on the link and the brief description mentioned Evan and the service he was offering.  He would come to the place where you thought you lost the item, and he would search for it.  His reward for finding it, if he found it, was whatever you thought the value was for finding said lost item.  I thought this was an awesome deal! I spoke to Mykal and we called him right away.  Like a detective, Evan asked a series of questions relating to the ring;  where we last saw it, how long ago, the approximate area where we thought this ring could be located in.  He explained the process and told us he would come over around 5pm that same evening.  We were so excited!  Both at the possibility of finding the ring, but also at putting our minds to ease if we didn’t find it, knowing we did everything possible.  Evan arrived and went straight to work, after Mykal gave him an outline of the area where the ring could be.  Anxiously, I cleaned our home, waiting.  The sun started setting and the hope of the ring being found was slimmer and slimmer.  As it became completely dark, I was surprised Evan was still searching for the ring.  Mykal and I sat down in the living room and we said a prayer to St. Anthony (the patron saint of lost things).  We thanked God for everything we had our lives, especially each other and said that whatever God’s will is whether the ring should be found or not, we will accept it.  We are thankful and happy for our health and everything God has already given us.  Two minutes later the phone rang and Evan asked to see Mykal out back.  I started washing dishes and was hoping that Evan would say he would come back to continue his search when it would be light out again. Mykal walked back into the house and said to me, “It’s too dark now and Evan is going home.” At this point he waves his hand and shows off the ring and the biggest smile.  I nearly fainted and started jumping up and down in excitement.  I could not believe my eyes! I was so happy for Mykal and for Evan and for all of us!   I went outside to thank Evan.  No words can express the kind deed that Evan did for us; the time he took out of his day to search so diligently for something that meant so much to us.  The next weekend, we went to Mykal’s parents home for a Barbq and Mykal proudly wore his ring.  His dad put his arms around him and said, “The ring looks great on you.  I almost started to think that you lost it.” Mykal just smiled and gave him a big hug.

These are such special moments in life.  We shared this story with many neighbors, family and friends.  We hope to share this story with Mykals parents…sometime next year.

Thank you again Evan for all of your help and for helping other people.  You are an angel and we will always pray for you that God will guide you to lost items if it is His will that they ought to be reunited with the owners.

Thank you.

lost Gold Chain + Rings found in Fairhaven, Mass

A friend on Facebook sent me a listing of a Gold chain with a diamond butterfly lost that had 3 rings on it at the beach. After reaching out to Alyssa, she finally got back to me after a few days. We chatted about what I do and how it was lost. She had mentioned that for me not to bother to travel so far because she said a couple of other guys had searched high and low for them to no avail. We agreed that maybe someone had seen them on the sand and possibly picked them up.

I again reached out about four days later and told Alyssa that when I got over that way I would check the area in question and went over that day again. I asked if she had gone into the water, she replied no just to the waters edge. She did mention that she walked up to the bathing houses on her way out that day.

Two month’s had gone by. It was honestly haunting me, to know that such a precious set of rings and a gold butterfly chain was just possibly sitting in the sand without no one looking for them any longer. I keep a list of NON found things on my desk. I looked at that note everyday. I decided to make the trip yesterday. I searched the area in question for an hour, I was almost up to the parking lot, but still in the path sand area, when I got that familiar low tone. I dug down, and out popped a Gold ring, still didn’t look familiar. I checked the hole and another low tone, and again out popped two more gold rings and they were attached to a beautiful gold diamond butterfly chain. Now I was smiling. I knew I had Alyssa’s precious rings. The best part is that she had not even known that I went to look for them.

I contacted her again through Facebook and I am happy to say she is reunited with them once again. Never give up, in this case keeping notes and persistence paid off. On a side note to the story, Shawn was off the hook, he apparently was the one who had them in his shirt, and dropped them. Congratulations Alyssa on your return. Sincerely Leighton

 

     

 

Bayville NJ Lost wedding band in the grass Recovered by Edward Trapper NJ Ring Finder September 29 2022

  • from Seaside Park (New Jersey, United States)
Mary sent me a message about a lost wedding band. She explained that her husband Kyle was washing the cars and his wedding ring had disappeared. He searched the cars, flower beds by the hose, and all around in the grass. They even tried with a metal detector and had no luck. I arranged to meet at the house after work the next day. After talking with Kyle about where the ring could possibly be, he went inside and told me to just ring the bell. He barley had closed the door when my machine gave a tone that was without a doubt his ring. I rang the bell and the look on his face was priceless. Later on after the recovery I found out Kyle and I share the same birthday, Happy Birthday Kyle, this was a great day for sure.

Found My Mother’s Ring

  • from Ambler (Pennsylvania, United States)

I received a call from Rose to say that she lost her mother’s wedding ring that she wore while gardening over the weekend.  My sidekick John and I were able to meet up with her to see where she may have lost the ring.  Rose told us that she had taken off her gloves to blow her nose and thought that was when she may have lost it.  After walking the nature trails with her for about 20 minutes I got the signal that I was looking for and low and behold it was right at my feet under some wood chips.   When I picked it up to show her, she was so ecstatic, tears of joy.  Finding the ring and seeing her face is what makes being a member of Ringfinders a very rewarding endeavor.

Lost Rings Found at Pensacola Beach

  • from Orange Beach (Alabama, United States)

 

Loran and Rika are the nicest folks your ever want to meet. Loran called me on a Monday evening asking if I would find his two lost rings on Pensacola Beach. He lost them Sunday evening and was afraid he would never see them again. Both rings were sentimentality very important to both him and Rika. I was afraid than someone may have found them Sunday evening or Monday but I would give it a try. I ended up getting to the beach about two hours before sunrise so I’ld have time to search before umbrellas were set up and towels laid out. After about an hour and a half, while still dark, I got an unmistakable signal from my detector and recovered his rings, both were within a foot of each other. I texted the pictures to Lorna then settled back to enjoy the sun rise. Later that day I returned his rings. Both He and Rika were super happy and all smiles and that made my day!

Lost Ring from the boat – FOUND!!!

  • from Orange Beach (Alabama, United States)

Ryan is a patient man!  He called me this morning and explained that he was out on the boat yesterday at a popular place for people to hang out and he was throwing a football back and forth. All of a sudden he caught one that slightly jammed his finger making him flick his hand back and forth. When he did he felt his brand new wedding ring of a few months go flying in the saltwater. He explained that they had looked for hours to no avail and he really needed some help. I told him that I wanted to help but I had to work today but with the storm coming this week he definitely needed to find it sooner rather than later. I told him I would have one of a few people I routinely hunt with call him soon and hopefully they could help him. At lunch Ryan reached out and said he hadn’t heard from anyone so I told him to standby while I made a call. My Father in law had accidentally left his phone and my other buddy was working so I called Ryan back. He asked about renting a detector and I explained why that just wouldn’t work. I finally felt so bad that I told him if he could wait until after work and if I could get a pass from my wife then I would do it myself. Being the patient person he is, he waited for me to finish up the workday and I’m very glad he did. Ryan has a great boat and we headed out to the area. When we got there, he had done a great job marking where it came off and I made my first pass. There was a huge drop off and as I turned back I thought to myself that I hoped it wasn’t any further or I would need a scuba tank. I didn’t need to worry though because as Ryan looked on expectantly from the beach I heard a very clean gold tone. He was already smiling as I very carefully used my scoop to pull out his ring. He said that was exactly where he thought it was and he was amazed I was able to find it. Ryan was all smiles on the way back to the dock and I’m glad I was able to help.

Lost and found diamond engagement ring Cobourg beach Ontario

  • from Cobourg (Ontario, Canada)

Received a text from Kaitlin and Zach yesterday about having lost her diamond engagement ring at Cobourg beach this past Friday. After they were walking and enjoying the beach with their young child, she noticed that her ring was missing when they went back to their vehicle.  Zach even went and purchased a metal detector and detected the whole beach with no success. As it got dark, they finally had to stop looking and head back home, which is quite far from Cobourg. Luckily, she found me online. After getting as much information as possible, including a couple of Google earth pictures, I headed out to the beach. The major issue was that she could not pin point exactly where or when she lost the ring. Long story short, three hours into my gridding search, I found her beautiful ring. Ironically, it was found where Zach had already been over with his detector. In his defence, the quality of the detector he was using plus expertise in knowing what to listen for, and how to search an area, is not something that can be learned over night. It was a great pleasure to meet them and reunite them with her ring today. A very happy ending!

https://youtu.be/Wh32HNKwKho?list=PLeYMmMajzIyg-Ci331bQzuaSOrbNf4RI_

See Sally Smile !!!

  • from Hilton Head Island (South Carolina, United States)

I received a call from Sally stating she just lost her ring (a ring handed down from her husband’s grandmother, no less…. YIKES) about an hour before and gave me excellent clues to where she lost it, within feet!!!! So, I was already planning on going out when the tide receded. The moon wasn’t out and the wind was blowing pretty good and the waves were crashing heavily, I started at the water edge but not in the dry sand, I gridded about 12 feet down as the tide receded with no luck and thought, it must have come off in the dry sand, so I went to where the wagon tracks (as described by Sally) and circled out from there, the all so familiar sound of a great target sounded off, as I scooped and sifted I could see the ring appear. A beautiful white gold solitaire diamond ring as described. It was a little late and knowing Sally had a little one, I waited till the next morning. Then I kind of tricked Sally the next morning by texting her and stating I needed help with the location, could she walk me out. We agreed to meet at 9am. When we met I asked Sally if she had a picture of the ring, she said somewhere in her phone as she began to look, I said,  Well wait here let’s take one now, as I handed Sally her ring, the realization on her face and then the emotion of having it back, after already accepting it could be lost forever and then the smile of knowing it wasn’t…………The moment all recoveries are about, that look of astonishment and pure happiness………..Vacation saved !!!!

Special thanks to Jim Wren N. Myrtle Beach for referring me. Somehow, Jim came up in the directory for Sally.

Lost cell phone in Bon Echo Provincial Park Ontario

  • from Cobourg (Ontario, Canada)

While on a recovery for an IPhone, I was fortunate to find a Redmi cellphone. Took the phone home and inserted the SIM card into a working cellphone and was able to get owner’s information. It turns out that she had lost her phone at a dock, in the water, over two months ago. I Mailed her the cellphone and she will be taking it to a repair shop to hopefully recover the data. She was extremely thankful and figured she’d never see the phone again.

Lost and found IPhone 10 in Trenton Ontario

  • from Cobourg (Ontario, Canada)

Received a text from Tim about two weeks ago, about how he had lost his cell phone at a local dock in Trenton Ontario. The phone was sitting on an empty baby carriage, with a water bottle, and the wind blew the carriage into the water. Now, the issue was that he since had left this location, on their boat, to Kingston and could not meet up at the dock. After exchanging information and pictures of the dock, I went for a scuba dive trying to locate his phone. Unfortunately, the bottom was extremely silty, with lots of weeds, and working again in zero visibility. Using my underwater metal detector, I was able to find (feel) a cell phone but not the right one. I went back a couple days later, this time using a strong fishing magnet but no luck. Finally, after talking with Tim again and fine tuning exactly where the phone had fell in, I went for a third time, scuba diving, and manage to find his phone. Another happy ending!