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Trampolinist’s Crucifix Pinpointed

from Tampa Bay (Florida, United States)

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County

Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

(Largo) Stan (727) 421-9293 (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968 (Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191 (Bradenton/Sarasota) Wayne (813) 367-7459

Trampolinist’s Crucifix Pinpointed

Received a call about a lost crucifix from a gentleman who found our SRARC Ringfinders website. His son Charles realized he had lost it after using the trampoline in the backyard and then walking to the mailbox. Howard Metts and Dimitur Alipiev did a search of the yard and Howard got a good signal. Howard then used his pinpointer to coax it out of the grass. What a way to start the weekend.

Wedding Ring Recovered From Back Yard

from Tampa Bay (Florida, United States)

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County

Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

(Largo) Stan (727) 421-9293 (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968 (Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191 (Bradenton/Sarasota) Wayne (813) 367-7459

Wedding Ring Recovered From Back Yard

Wayne was working in his backyard when he realized his wedding band had come off. He contacted Stan Flack after finding our SRARC Ringfinders website and Stan contacted Howard Metts and Dimitur Alipiev to do the search. Twenty minutes into the search the ring was found.

Happy Ending At Honeymoon Island

from Tampa Bay (Florida, United States)

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County

Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

(Largo) Stan (727) 421-9293 (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968 (Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191 (Bradenton/Sarasota) Wayne (813) 367-7459

Happy Ending At Honeymoon Island

Jordan and Nick were having a great time on the beach at Honeymoon Island and decided to get some food. After walking away Jordan realized her 3 rings were missing and walked back to their beach spot to search the sand. They were able to find 2 of the rings, but the engagement ring eluded them. They contacted the Ranger and we’re told to call Howard Metts. Twenty minutes later HOWARD arrived at the beach and was able to find the ring in less than a minute. What a great way to end a Sunday afternoon.

45 Second Search Yields Lost Ring

from Tampa Bay (Florida, United States)

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County

Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

(Largo) Stan (727) 421-9293 (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968 (Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191 (Bradenton/Sarasota) Wayne (813) 367-7459

45 Second Search Yields Lost Ring

Michael and his Wife Emily of Alexandria, VA were taking a short vacation to visit his 94 year old grandfather in Venice, FL then spend a couple of days at Treasure Island Resort.

Michael and Emily went out to the beach and shortly after arriving Michael went to the waters edge to wash his hands and his wedding ring slipped off his finger and out of sight. After searching the sand for a while he started googling “how to find gold rings in the sand and came across theringfinders.com website and contacted Tom Jones and asked if someone could help.

Tom met the couple later that afternoon, Michael told Tom exactly where he thought it was and 45 seconds after turning the detector on Tom finds the ring exactly where it it was supposed to be and returned it to the smiling pair.

The couple told Tom, “it is nice to know there are people like your group left in this world.”

This one took 45 seconds to recover.

A very happy couple!

Michael, Emily, Tom and of course, the ring.

Camper Loses Chain And Crucifix On Anclote Island

from Tampa Bay (Florida, United States)

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County

Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

(Largo) Stan (727) 421-9293 (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968 (Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191 (Bradenton/Sarasota) Wayne (813) 367-7459

Camper Loses Chain And Crucifix On Anclote Island

Andrew was camping on Anclote Island with friends when he discovered his gold chain with crucifix his grandfather had given him was missing.

When he got home he told mom who was able to find the Suncoast Research and Recovery Club Ringfinders blog. His mother sent an email requesting help from the club and was contacted by Howard Metts.

Howard and Ed Osmar met Andrew, his mother, and friends that supplied a boat to get us out to the island. About 30 minutes into the hunt Andrew spotted the chain sticking out of the sand, however the crucifix was not with it. Ten minutes later Howard Metts got a good signal and came up with the crucifix. Mom and Andrew were very grateful for the recovery.

Recovered Gold Chain And Crucifix

Howard, Andrew and Ed

Lost Gold Wedding Band at Aulani Disney Resort Ko Olina…FOUND!!!

from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)


This ring find began when I got a phone call from Patrick and Tanya who were driving home through a snow storm in Minnesota. Tanya was on the phone while Patrick was driving. Tanya told me they had just received my contact number from Aulani Disney Resort where I’m the Metal Detectorist for the 4 lagoons on the property. Tanya described a ring that I thought I may have found the weekend before along with 3 others when they were enjoying their vacation at Aulani. I already posted my finds on my facebook page “Metal Detecting Oahu” and I told Tanya to text me a pic of Patrick’s ring. Sure enough it was a perfect match to the right front ring in the facebook photo. I Fedexed the ring back to Patrick in Minnesota and from the above photo you can see it safely arrived. Much Aloha to Patrick & Tanya!

Wedding Ring Lost in Portland OR Park – Found by The Ring Finders Portland

from Portland (Oregon, United States)
Contact: 1-509-365-8010

From teen internet pen pals to a newlywed couple in September 2017, Zach & Kat have a great love story!

See the enclosed video for the recovery & return!

Kat, thank you for initiating the call and I wish we could have met. Zach, it was a pleasure meeting you & returning your ring.
I wish you both all the best in your marriage.

 

The Ring Finders Portland & The Gorge
509-365-8010

Lost Vintage Engagement Ring in Sand at Newport Beach, CA. .. Recovered

from Newport Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-949-500-2136

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was just leaving a grocery store just about sunset when Kylie called. She told me that she believed her engagement ring had been lost in the sand at “B” St. at the Balboa Penesula while doing a photo shoot earlier that afternoon. I only asked her two questions, first was it dry sand and second was could she meet me at the location?

She met me shortly after we talked on the phone. It was already dark which is not a problem. Before starting to search she told me that she had put her engagement ring in a pocket of her jacket with her car keys. She didn’t discover her ring was missing until after leaving the beach.

While they were moving to several locations on the beach she had to take her jacket off each time they took photos. At one time her car keys had fallen out of her pocket into the sand, but she had found them. Her first thought was this could have been where the ring fell from her pocket.

I started off by asking her if she can see anything on the sand that could get me to the area they spent the most time. We followed some tire tracks of the wagon the photographer used to carry his equipment. Then she noticed a small piece of trash that was on the beach at the location.

Kylie’s fiancé, Roli showed up to help hold lights for me as I scanned the first search area. My plan was to grid search the towel line and eliminate this area first, as they had been many other places on the beach. Then there was the walk trough the sand to the car. I my head, it was looking like this might involve returning in the morning to complete the large search area. If it didn’t show up then, there was a possibility it could have fallen out in the car.

Trying to stay positive eliminating one spot at a time proved to be successful. Within a half hour I got a great solid sound with a definite gold ID number on my detector screen. Boom!!
Kylie’s rose gold vintage engagement ring. Everybody was surprised, even myself because it could have been in so many other places.  She told me it was irreplaceable. It was over 200 years old and is what is called a Victorian Cluster.

Kylie and Roli were extremely grateful and we talked for quite awhile on the beach after finding the ring. They also treated me for dinner the next day.
It was truly a pleasure to meet the both of them.

Lost wedding ring Hanauma bay FOUND

from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)
Contact: 1-808-699-0521

On 2/13/2018 I receive an email from Matthew who contacted me through Ring Finders that he had lost his ring at the beach. He and his wife were on vacation in Hawaii for their anniversary.  On 2/12/2018 they were at Hanauma Bay snorkeling and enjoying all that Hawaii has to offer. The scenery at the bay was beautiful and they positioned themselves right next to the shoreline. While getting ready to jump into the water Matthew took off his wedding ring and put it into his pants pocket. They went to  pick up snorkeling gear and headed back to their place in the sand. Once they returned Matthew removed his jeans and his keys fell out of his pants pocket. He then remembered that his ring was in the same pocket. He looked for it and it was gone. He searched the beach where the keys fell and he came up empty handed. The white gold 14k wedding ring that had and inscription inside which says ” I LOVE YOU MATTHEW 2/14/2014″ was gone.  Matthew and his wife got married on Valentine’s Day and now fast forward 4 years later they are in Hawaii enjoying the beach and sun and his wedding ring has disappeared into the sand. “It’s lost”  was his first thoughts.  The next day Matthew and his wife were at the airport and he decided to see if there is anyone would be able to find his ring. He reached out to me through Ring Finders and when I spoke with him I reassured him that I would make my way out early when the park opened and start to look for his ring. I started the search started at 6:10am and despite the rain and wind I was determined to find Matthews wedding ring. After a couple hours of searching and making grids I get the tone of GOLD. Surely after the initial sound I start to dig through the target. There in the bottom of the scoop is Matthews wedding ring. IT’S FOUND and I give a little THANK YOU GOD DANCE on the shoreline. The tourist walk by asked if I found anything good? I respond YES! I found Mathews ring. The tourists were so happy to hear the story as to why this Hawaiian is dancing in the rain on the shoreline. I called Mathew and let him know that his ring was found and will be in the mail soon. Matthew was very happy as he and his wife had just arrived home! Here is Matthew now with his ring.  Another precious ring found!

      

10K Clemson College Ring Lost in a Golf Course Pond – Found and Returned North Myrtle Beach, SC

from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-655-5889

On February 13th, I received a phone call from Ryan asking if I could help retrieve his Clemson ring he lost, the day before, in a pond on a private golf course. My first question was, “are there any alligators?” He assured me there wasn’t, and went on to say that he lost it throwing a ball in the pond for his dog to fetch. He also said the ring was in about 6 to 8 foot of water. I told him I was up for the challenge, but I wasn’t a diver. However, my son-in-law, Donnie was, and I’m sure he’d help if I needed him. After all was said and done, I agreed to search but had to wait for a waiver of liability from the golf course. In the meantime, I called Donnie and told him what was going on, and I was going to attempt to recover the ring, and I’d call him if I needed his help.

Ryan sent me a text two days later saying his boss finished the waivers, and I could search as soon as I signed it. I had them make two waivers, in case I needed Donnie to help. We set it up that I’d meet him at 2 p.m. in his office, sign the waiver, and start the search. When I got to his office, I learned he was the Assist. Superintendent, which explained why he was able to have his dog with him on the course. He drove me out to the pond in one of the maintenance carts, and when we pulled up, I thought it didn’t look too bad. Well, looks were deceiving!
As I took my first few steps into the pond, I was sinking at least seven to eight inches in the extremely soft mud. I immediately started picking up great signals, but they were long and narrow. There’s only one thing those could be, yep – Golf clubs! Total, there was two putters, one fairway wood, two club shafts, one grip with a shaft, one tee marker, and two clubs I didn’t pull up.

So as I made my way out to the area Ryan said he saw his ring hit the water; the water was getting colder and deeper. The water temp had to be in the low 50s, my wetsuit helped, but it was still cold! I got out as deep as I could on tiptoes until I was chin deep and still wasn’t in the right spot. I searched as well as I could but wasn’t getting anything close to a small solid signal. I made my way back out of the water, picked up my cell phone and called Donnie.
When Donnie showed up, he had his scuba gear and went right to work. He made his way out and searched with no luck. By then it was almost dark, so we called it a day and made plans to go back.

We decided and planned on going back, today, February 20th. Donnie came up with a plan that he’d run a rope anchored on shore to an anchor buried in the mud past the suspected area. The rope gave him a track line that he could follow while submerged since any movement stirred the mud up and made visibility zero. Close to 30 minutes later, Donnie popped up holding the ring in his hand. Ryan drove up to check on us just as Donnie handed me the ring. Ryan was definitely excited he had his ring back.

Donnie, thanks again for all your help, couldn’t have done this one without you.

Ryan, Thanks for trusting us to find your ring. Good luck in all your future endeavors!

Jim