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Southern California Snow IPhone Recovered .. Mt. Baldy, Claremont, CA.

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… We had snow in the mountains of Southern California. When that happens many who reside in the city make a run to the nearby mountains. The first day of the snow, Linda was able to take her kids to Mt.Baldy which is an easy drive. After taking photos of her girls she put her iPhone 13 in her jacket pocket. Later that afternoon while it was snowing heavily, she realized the phone was missing.

She was sure the phone was in the soft powered snow but the area was probably 50’x50’ area. It was snow hard on that Thursday afternoon so they had to get down the mountain before the snow was too hazardous to drive. Linda and her friend returned Saturday with shovels and couldn’t find the iPhone. Celphone service is non existent at that 6000ft. elevation, making it impossible to use the find my iPhone app. They were again unsuccessful at finding the lost phone.

Linda called me Saturday night asking for help. We agreed that Sunday would be crazy busy with cars and people in the area of the loss. We had set up Monday morning to meet in the spot where the loss occurred. We carefully coordinated the time and place to meet because there is zero celphone reception there. 

I arrived 20 minutes before Linda and her friend, Arizona arrived. The snow had melted and frozen over the last two days. It was about 2 ft. deep and the top 12 “ was solid like an iceberg. Not very encouraging for easy digging. As it turned out Linda’s friend had purchased a inexpensive metal detector at a Walmart. He had no idea how to use it. I took a couple minutes to show him how to set it up. Then we both took a section of the area to scan. Shortly after we started he called me over because he had a signal. I put my detector over the spot and immediately knew the size and ID numbers match what had to be a celphone. 

He wanted to chip away with a shovel on the hard packed frozen snow. I would not let him. I used a small pick-like tool to patiently scratch the surface till we could remove the phone. (10 plus minutes) We didn’t need to do all this work of two days of searching to damage the phone by carelessly digging. Long story, but there were several unexpected twists that I had to share.. I live at the beach, I know hardly anything about retrieving items lost in the snow. That doesn’t mean we can’t find them, first thing to remember is you can’t find a lost item if you don’t try.

It was a pleasure to meet Linda and her friend Arizona, I am happy to be able to do these searches. Linda was also happy that she found me through TheRingFinders directory of independent metal detectorists.

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE”… Finding your valuables is important to me .. Call now !  Stan the Metal Detector Man …  949-500-2136

Lost Necklace and Pendant Found in Sand Returned to Owner at Newport Beach, Calif.

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*** I was detecting on a local Newport California beach the other day . A couple of girls ran up to me asking for help to find a special necklace that was lost in the sand. They said the necklace had been on a towel and one of the girls picked the towel, not knowing the keepsake was there. It disappeared into the dry soft sand.

We walked over to the location where I was able to locate the chain and pendant within a couple minutes with my metal detector.

 

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “ Call Now, I can answer any questions about finding your lost valuable .. Stan .. 949-500-2136

Lost Gold Chain with Pendant in the Sand .. Newport Beach, CA. 92660 .. Found Days Later

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*** Karisa called me after locating my contact information on The RingFinders directory. She said her mother’s gold chain and pendant was lost in the sand at Newport Beach, CA. I was just finishing another search at Huntington Beach, CA., five miles from where Karisa thought her mother’s chain could be. My concern was the incident happened four days ago on the towel line.

I explained to Karisa that four days on this area of the beach may be too late. There is the Beach King sand sifting machine and a chain might have been picked up by another person on the beach. The location she gave me verbally over the phone was easy to find. I stopped by on the way home, walked out on the beach and began a grid search. Four 30ft grid lines was all it took to find this gold necklace that Karisa’s mother had been given 20 years ago while in Egypt.

Sometimes I think I know my local beaches. I would have never bet that this gold chain would still be here after all this time. I called her with the good news. She was very happy and grateful as she knew how much this Neckless meant to her mother. The only thing she didn’t know was how lucky we were that the necklace was not cleaned up in the beach sifter or found by a random beach comber. This is why I always try to search these seemingly impossible type searches.

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LOST MAILBOX KEY WHILE JOGGING AT UNIVERSITY OF IRVINE, IRVINE, CA… UCI Metal Detecting

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*** Jordan is a student at University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA. He had been on a early morning run on campus when he heard a small ping of a key hitting the cement walkway. He immediately knew it had to be his mail box key which was on his ID tag that is attached by a lanyard.

He was sure it had hit he concrete sidewalk bouncing into the grass. Updated me with the details. It was a short drive for me, less than four miles from my location. He could meet me there in fifteen minutes. Perfect, I was on my way and it sounded like an easy search. 

We met soon after the call. Jordan walked me to a large lawn area pointing across the grass. My heart sank, now the story seemed to change. It has happened more than once. Then he told me the sidewalk was the other side of the large grassy field. 

After walking over the field the spot narrowed down to 5 feet. I got two targets right away, the second one was the brass or bronze key.. Awesome!, I thought I was into two or three hour search. Jordan thought he might have to pay for the loss of the key plus the cost of a new key. Two happy people off to enjoy the rest of a beautiful day.

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE”… Finding your valuables is important to me .. Call now !  Stan the Metal Detector Man …  949-500-2136  

Lost Ring at Will Rodgers Beach, Pacific Palisades, CA., found at low tide

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*** Chris called me asking for help finding a very special ring that his friend Chris had lost somewhere at Will Rodgers State Beach located in the city of Pacific Palisades, CA. He was calling for his friend, Chris who was very upset about losing this ring.

Chris had the Ring on when he arrived at the beach then noticed it missing after two hours . He had been all over the beach playing football and racing through the surf at low tide. When I arrived the tide was rising. I grid searched the incoming tide as well as the waves would let me. After clearing the wet sand it took me another two hours to eliminate the dry sand, no ring to be found..

It had to be further out in the surf which was now too deep to detect. I returned the next day to thoroughly search the wet low tide area. Boom!! Michael’s ring was there in my scoop. This search could have been a one trip search if Michael felt the ring come off his finger while he was in the water. That’s not always the case, so we have to eliminate each area separately. With the timing controlled by mother nature ( considering the tides )

The important thing is Michael was able to pick up his ring and it was nice to see how happy he was to have it back after feeling so bad about losing it.

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Diamond Wedding Ring Lost Near Fire Pit.. Labor Day Holiday .. Huntington Beach, CA,.. Found Four Days Later

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*** Isaiah’s wife had lost her wedding ring while the family was at Huntington State Beach, CA. The loss occurred the first day of Labor Day weekend. Isaiah was sure his wife had lost the white gold diamond ring in the wet sand while digging holes withe their young daughter. He came back Subday and Monday searching for the ring with various tools.

On Tuesday about 5:30pm, Isaiah. Called me for help. He could meet me an hour later. I was able to get to the location near the lifeguard tower where he believed the ring could be. When Isaiah arrived I asked him where else they spent time on the beach, assuming they had their towels at the nearest dry sand.  He said, they had spent most their time 100 yards across the sand at the fire pits.

That was the most likely area to search because his wife had spent mist the day in that location. Actually it could have been anywhere an the beach because she had not felt the ring come off her finger. She did not realized the ring was missing until the got in the car Saturday night. Many hobby detectorists search fire pits, especially during big three day holidays. We moved out of the low tide surf zone to search the sand around the fire pits. If the ring was lost near the fire pits other people may have thrown it in the ashes when they extinguished fire by throwing sand on the fire.

I asked Isaiah to take his shovel to pull sand away from the cement fire ring that was iron  rebar reinforced. A few minutes later I got a very nice signal. It was dark, so I reached into my sand scoop and felt a large ring with a big setting in the bottom.  I was believing it was a more traditional thin wedding band with small diamonds. I held the scoop out to Isaiah and he was in total disbelief. So was I, four days in a very heavily detected area is unbelievable. 

A side note is he had just made the last payment on this ring. Also it was not insured. Nothing replaces the original wedding ring. That motivates me to keep helping others with this metal detecting service.

I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “ Call Now, I can answer any questions about finding your lost valuable .. Stan .. 949-500-2136

Gold and Diamond Wedding Ring Lost in Surf While Celebrating 20th Weddind Anniversary .. Newport Beach, CA.

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… Dave and his family are from Minnesota visiting his sister Sarah. They were out here celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary. Three days before returning home they went to Crystal Cove State Beach, just up the coast from Laguna Beach, CA. There day was up set when Dave got knocked down by a wave, losing his custom made gold and diamond wedding ring that he had worn for 20 years.

I was contacted by a text from Sarah three days later at 6:30pm Sunday evening. We only communicated by text. She told me what had happened. The time that it happened and sent me a couple photos. I know that beach well, so I was confident that I could get to the general area without her driving 35 miles to point out the site.

I checked the tides when the loss occurred and the next best low tide. I would not be able to talk to Dave because he was on an airplane returning home. This was worth a gamble. I set my alarm for 4:30am so I could catch the next low tide. If I didn’t find the ring, I could talk to Dave getting more details from the person who lost the ring.

After about an hour and half, I got a faint signal in black wet sand. I very seldom discriminate while doing a ring search, so I dug the signal. YEP .. there in the pile of sand was a gold ring with diamonds. It had to be Dave’s ring.. 

Later that morning I contacted Sarah with the good new including a photo of the ring.. She was able to pick it up that afternoon. That night I received a FaceTime call from Dave , thanking me for finding his wedding ring of 20 years. We talked for 20 minutes. He told me the story of how he and his wife designed two matching rings for their wedding. I also got a call from his aunt telling me how grateful everyone was that the ring had been recovered.

It was another happy day for all concerned. I know that these rings lost in the surf are not always easy to find. This one may not have been detectable if we waited one more day. Sand moves every tide on these beaches and we have six foot tide changes.

I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “ Call Now, I can answer any questions about finding your lost valuable .. Stan .. 949-500-2136

How to Find a Lost Earring in a Lawn with a Metal Detector .. Brentwood, CA.

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*** Gene and his wife went to his daughter’s outdoor birthday party. In Brentwood which is a city in Los Angeles, CA. The party was a few blocks away from his house. After returning home that same evening his wife realized he very favorite and most sentimental diamond/ gold earring was missing. 

He thought that he might try renting a metal detector to find it on his own. Doing his research Gene came across TheRingFinders directory. He called me with a few questions about the service works. He told me that the earring had to be at his home, in the car or at the home where they spent most the evening on the lawn near the pool.

I briefed him on the experience I have recovering lost metallic items. From what he told me, there were several places I could use my metal detector and I have a couple other tools that enable me to search inside cars. I definitely could help eliminate areas that may hide a small  earring. 

We met that afternoon at his place. He asked if I would like to search the car first. I felt we should start where she had spent the most time. That would be the lawn area a quarter mile down the road. He had brought the matching earring so I could use it to set up my metal detector..The grass could be a great hiding place for a small gold diamond earring. The yard wasn’t very large so I began my search at the far end. 

Gene got a little nervous when he could hear my detector sound give a signal. I had to explain that this is why people get frustrated when they have never used a metal detector. He was sitting close to me when I got a surface pull tab signal. I called it and was able to show him how the ID numbers and the tone of the signal work. Shortly after that I got two different signals. I told him one was probably another pull tab but the other could be a small gold item. “ Boom” I checked the second signal and could see the diamonds and gold deep in the grass.

Normally I don’t call signals before I check them, because I’m usually wrong. Gene went ballistic bursting out with the words I hear often, “I DON’T BELIEVE IT”. He had to tell me that he never thought the earring could be found. That is something I also hear often. I believe you can’t find it if you don’t try!! I’ve seen miracles!!

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “ Call Now, I can answer any questions about finding your lost valuable .. Stan .. 949-500-2136

iPhone Lost at Laguna Beach, CA. .. Found Using Find My Phone App and a Metal Detector

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*** Ronald lost his IPhone in the sand at Victoria Beach one of the small coves that is in the city of Laguna Beach, CA. He wasn’t sure where the phone was lost until he got home where he could set up his find my phone app on his computer. 

He found my contact information on a google search for a metal detector. When Ronald talked to me he said the app was showing the phone at Victoria Beach near the volleyball courts. It still had 5% battery left so it had not been picked up. 

The call came to me about 10:30am that morning. I left immediately and was at the location 10 miles away shortly after the call. The grid search area was fairly clear as not too many beach goers on the sand. In less than a half hour I was able to locate Ronald’s iPhone. 

He picked it up later that afternoon and was totally elated, thanking me several times. He was also  happy that we were able to set this up without him having to drive to the location. It’s always better to have a person present to help zero in on the location, but in this case he couldn’t be there.

Don’t wait, call as soon as possible… Stan the Metal Detector Man …  949-500-2136  .. “I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “

How to Find a Wedding Ring Lost on the Beach .. San Clemente, CA. .. Using a Metal Detector

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If you lost your ring in the sand call  “Stan the Metal Detector Man” available now … Call or Text  .. 949-500-2136

**** Matt called me from San Clemente State Beach. His wife Sasha had been holding his platinum wedding ring while he went swimming in the ocean. She was sitting on their beach blanket so she believed the ring was safe so she just slipped on one of her fingers. 

Sometime later Sasha just made a quick gesture with her hand and the ring flew into the dry sand. She panicked a began to search the sand. Then Matt joined in on the search when he returned from his swim. A couple other people on the beach offered to help but the ring could not be found. 

One of the beach maintenance personnel brought them a rake to use for the search. He also suggested that Matt try google searching TheRingFinders. Matt was able to get my contact information and called right away. We arranged for me to meet him on the beach an hour later.

I actually was there 15 minutes earlier. I know the beach well which made it easy to find where they were located. Matt told me how the ring was lost, pointing to a 20 square foot area where the ring should be. It was such a small spot and the sand was raked flat. It only took a few minutes to find his wedding ring. We like the easy finds ! They are easy because I can get to the location promptly. So many time people can’t find my service till they leave the area of the loss.

Sasha was totally relieved of her guilt for feeling responsible for losing the ring. Matt was proud that he took the suggestion to call a member of TheRingFinders. A very happy couple could return to their hotel this night for a peaceful sleep. The next morning they were flying home to Texas.

I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “  Don’t wait call now!  Stan ..  949-500-2136