Christina McCree – Ring Finder for North Alabama and surrounding areas…call or text ASAP, anytime 24/7…610-504-6135
I received a phone call from Devin on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 stating that he lost his white and yellow gold wedding band the day prior. He had taken the ring off and put it in the pocket of his swim trunks while applying sunscreen. Devin forgot about it and went swimming in Lake Tuscaloosa with his kids. He didn’t remember that the ring was in his pocket until after he was back in the lake house. Unfortunately, the wedding band was no longer in the pocket. Devin searched in the house and his path from the lake, but no ring. My next day off from work was on Saturday, so we arranged for a search that day. Lake Tuscaloosa is about a 2.5 hour drive one-way from me, but I definitely don’t mind traveling to help someone find their lost item.
On a very warm and beautiful September Saturday morning, my husband (Lindell), our nephew (Sean), and I headed on our way to Tuscaloosa, Alabama for the ring search. We arrived just before noon and met up with Devin and his wife, Sarah. I had Devin and Sarah show us exactly where Devin was in the lake and how far out he went. Devin thought that the area he was in ranged from about 3-6 feet deep and was a fairly large area. The water actually stayed shallow for a long way out. Devin said that there was a sandbar feature where he went upside down under the water playing around trying to scare his kids. We thought that this was the most likely spot that the wedding band fell out of his pocket. I began my grid search there.
I had my Blu3 Nemo dive system and Minelab Equinox 800 metal detector with the 15 inch coil. I made it out to the sandbar feature and began grid searching, slowly working my way in towards the shoreline. It was only about 3-4 feet deep there. Thankfully, there weren’t a lot of signals out there. On about my fourth gridline, I received a shallow and loud 14 on the Nox. I knew that this was more than likely Devin’s ring. Diving down with the Nemo, I fanned away some sand and caught a glimpse of a ring. There it was—Devin’s missing white and yellow gold wedding band!!! What an amazing sight!
I surfaced and immediately yelled out the good news. As I was making my way back to the shoreline, everyone began coming down from the lake house for the big reveal. I presented Devin’s missing wedding band to Devin and Sarah. Such joy, happiness, and relief! It’s really such a blessing being able to help others.
A couple of important notes. Devin and his family are actually from Louisiana. They were staying at this lake house for safety while Hurricane Ida was making landfall near their home in Louisiana. Devin and Sarah will be celebrating their 8-year wedding anniversary next month. Their wedding rings were custom made with yellow gold from Sarah’s parent’s rings. Their rings have an intertwined design on the outside of the band to symbolize how Devin and Sarah met. Sentimental and irreplaceable! I’m so happy that this wedding band will be going back with Devin and Sarah to Louisiana instead of being lost forever. Its story now gets to continue on…
I give all glory to God and thank Him for another successful ring recovery. I pray that I can continue helping others for many years to come. Proud to be a member of The Ring Finders!
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