Got a call from Matt who was referred by John Favno. Matt lost his very expensive wedding ring in the surf at Atlantic City. Realizing low tide and dark was coming in about an hour I rushed to the beach. Matt was unable to meet me but sent a screen shot of a satellite picture mapping the area. He said it was high tide and he was about waste deep when he lost the ring. So I went out at about chest high in the surf. I work my way in with the tide. After about an hour and a half I got a solid 15 on my Equinox. Then out popped this huge gold ring. I knew this had to be it. I tried it on and it was too big for my sausage link of a finger. I was like, wow this guy is huge!!! Ok so now I got his ring and guess what this gets even better. He told me he was in AC celebrating their 1 year anniversary. I just couldn’t make this easy for them! 🤔🤔I had an idea! I had them meet me in a parking garage because it started to rain. The parking attendant Lana gave me permission. When they arrived I told them I’d have to come back and try again tomorrow. I said I wanted to do a video to set up the find. I asked them a bunch of questions and then asked him to describe the ring. As he did I pulled the ring out and said “is this it?” Both Matt and his wife Tina were shocked and ecstatic. Even Lana came over for a big hug. Happy Anniversary Matt and Tina.
I’ve tried to upload a great video of the event but it’s too large. It should be posted on ringfindersteve.com and is definitely posted on my Facebook page ringfindersteve.com
Monday, April 28, 2014
Laura Citron, a genuinely sweet gal from Atlanta GA was enjoying a charity auction outing with a former college roommate at South Seas Island Resort in Captiva Island, FL. They were enjoying the unseasonably warm gulf waters when her cherished gold, platinum and diamond ring suddenly slipped off her finger in waist deep water. Helpful resorters and three eager lads frantically searched for the ring for some time–all to no avail. The sentimental and material loss, along with not knowing how her husband would react, for the moment, seemed more than she could bear. She had also dropped her “scheduled insurance endorsement” for the ring on her homeowners policy two years previously.
Theringfinders.com now springs into action. A helpful captain of a cruise boat found our website and gave Laura my phone number. She gave me a call, but unfortunately my wife and I were unavailable for an immediate response for her desperate call for help. Due to the late hour of the day, I then decided to call my in laws whom we live with and are associate ring finder hobbiests with my wife and I. I passed on Laura’s contact information to them. My in laws had friends visiting from Indiana and the four of them met Laura the next day at South Seas Island Resort to search for the ring.
Laura and her friend seemed to have a fairly accurate description as to where the ring was lost. After 90 minutes of searching, the prospects of a successful recovery were starting to look grim having already searched over 200 feet of beach front in shoulder deep water. However, after expanding the search another 20 foot northward in chest deep water, the Minelab Excaliber II gave that familiar sound every ring finder loves to hear! Bingo–another successful recovery.
By this time there was quite a little gathering of hopeful enthusiasts including some resort staff, awaiting the outcome of this intense search. Needless to say, the reuniting of this ring with its rightful owner, brought tears, cheers, high fives and finally, a night of restful sleep. Within minutes, this happy reunion via Facebook was announced to the world. Although some in the crowd called this find “a miracle” it was actually the result of persistent grid searching in combination of having the right equipment for the task.