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Closure Search Leads to Success

  • from Cochrane (Alberta, Canada)

 

Sometimes I get called to search for an item that “might” have been lost somewhere. When I become that last resort, I conduct a closure search, hoping to find the item but knowing that there is a good chance it won’t be found. In cases like this, I usually ask for a flat rate fee.  Recently I was called up about a lost ring in a parking lot. She was pretty sure she had the ring before she arrived and after running a couple of errands at a couple of locations, she realized it was gone. There was no certainty but she asked me to check the locations where she had parked. I did without success. Later I met with her and searched her vehicle using my endoscope (tiny camera). She had searched the car already but I was able to check all the nooks and crannies. Still not found. When I left, I told her that her ring was not in the locations where I had searched. There were two possibilities. Someone may have picked it up (I left notes at the businesses where we searched) or she may have lost it elsewhere.  Two days later, I received a text with a picture of her ring. She had found it behind some bins in a closet.  Turns out that after my search had eliminated what she believed may have happened, she began to rethink the events surrounding the loss and was able to focus her own search elsewhere. This led to the eventual recovery of her ring.  Just another example of how a recovery specialist can help you.

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Sometimes it is just meant to be.

  • from Cochrane (Alberta, Canada)

 

 

 A couple of metal detecting buddies of mine called me up and asked if I wanted to join in on a search. While out hunting they were approached by a man whose son had lost a cross pendant with his wife’s ashes in it. I didn’t have my equipment with me but seeing that the site was just off my route home, I stopped to say “Hello” and see how it was going. What happened next was very unexpected.  Watch the video to see the ending.

Lost Gold Ring Found In A Calgary Backyard

  • from Cochrane (Alberta, Canada)

She was just throwing the dog a ball. Who knows how many times she threw Ollie the ball, but during one of those throws, her ring went flying. Watch as we return it where it belongs.

Wedding Ring Lost and Found at School

  • from Cochrane (Alberta, Canada)

Nina called me. Her daughter wore her wedding ring to school. During P.E. she played some frisbee and realized at the end of class that the ring was gone. The teacher was awesome and organized a hunt for it in each of his classes. The ring was never found.

That’s when they called me.  Mom showed me around but it wasn’t until Sophia showed up and explained what happened that I was put in the right area. Not long after, it was found inside the area that she outlined. It is back where it belongs. 

Lost Wedding Band Recovered in Airdrie, Alberta

  • from Calgary (Alberta, Canada)

February this year has been especially brutal with cold weather, lots of snow and the drifting of said snow.  This weather makes it a busy time for us Ring Finders in the northern climates.   

It never fails to amaze me how oblivious to cold we are in Canada, we brush the snow off our cars with bare hands, scrape windows with bare hands and even throw snowballs with bare hands.  Many times every winter I get calls from folks that have lost rings due to such activity.

Today was no exception, I received a text message from Amanda, her husband had been shoveling the sidewalk in front of his house when he shook his hand to stave off the cold and away went his Gold Wedding Band.  She requested I come out and do a search for them, as they had spent a large amount of time searching to no avail.

When I arrived Amanda greeted me and showed me where her husband had been and approximately where he shook his hand.  From experience, I deduced that the ring would not be in the snow drift, but somewhere on the road which had about 3-4 cm of packed snow on it.

Seven minutes later Amanda and her husband’s ring were reunited.  The ring was in the middle of the road and had been pushed into the packed snow by traffic without damaging the ring.   Amanda was thrilled to have the ring back as you can see by the attached photo.    Thank you, Amanda, for the generous reward.

Remember, wear gloves in the winter and should you lose your precious treasure contact TheRingFinders.com as soon as possible.

Lost Ring on Calgary Highway Recovered

  • from Calgary (Alberta, Canada)

After a long time in  -25 deg temperatures it was pleasant to see +2 degrees again,that is unless you are driving on Calgary’s freeways without windshield washer fluid and then the splash from the road makes visibility impossible. Such was the case for Erin and her friend. They ran out of fluids and had to pull over to the side of the very busy Deerfoot Trail where Erin jumped out and threw snow on the windshield and in the process lost her ring. They looked and looked but could not find  it.   She called me and we agreed to meet at the side of the highway. When I got there they had returned to the seen  and  with cars flying past us at 100 km/h she began to relate her story.  She pointed at the ground where she was standing and said, ” I was standing about here” then she paused, because at the toe of her boot was the lost ring. While I hadn’t even turned on my Metal Detector she was grateful that I had come out, as she had thought it was gone forever.  A very happy young lady cleaned up her ring and posed for the photo below.

Happy Erin with Recovered Ring

Found Gold Ring

Lost Engagement Ring Recovered in Chestermere AB

  • from Calgary (Alberta, Canada)

Lisa called me this morning, she was in need of the services of The Ring Finders.  She explained that she had been at a function where she boards her horse and when leaving believes her ring fell off her cold hand in the parking area.  I agreed to meet her at the location. Upon arriving she helped me place my parking cones to designate the area she believed it was lost in.  I then increased the area by 10 feet on each side.  After I carefully gridded  the area and picked up lots of nails and shards of aluminum, I was sure Lisa’s ring was not there.  I asked Lisa, “Where else could your ring have come off?”  The only other place she could think it may be was at her home from when she got home that night.  I suggested that since we were already out why not go and check her place.  After a short 10 minute drive we arrived in the town of Chestermere.  She showed me the route she had taken from her car to her front door and I went to work scanning the area. Sure enough after 10 minutes I recovered her beautiful White Gold and Diamond Engagement Ring.   She was over the moon with joy at getting her ring back and said she was going to get it resized right away.

It feels so good to make people this happy, call a Ring Finder near you and Get Happy!

Lisa glad to have engagement ring back.

White Gold and Diamond Engagement Ring

Lost Wedding Ring Recovered in Calgary, Alberta

  • from Calgary (Alberta, Canada)

Tyler had been celebrating Christmas in his backyard Hot Tub when they decided it would be a good idea to jump out of the Hot Water and jump into the Cold Snow to make Snow Angels  BRRRRR!   Unfortunately the extreme cold of the snow made his wet finger shrink and in the process of flailing around to make a Snow Angel his Wedding Ring came off and was lost in the snow, which was 6-8 inches deep over the whole yard.   Tyler left a message and I returned his call, we arranged to meet at his home.  When Tyler showed me where they had been frolicking in the snow I decided to start my search.    Within two passes across the back yard with my Garrett AT-PRO Metal Detector I got the unmistakeable sound of White Gold. I swept  through the snow and there it was gleaming up at me.   Tyler was extremely happy and relieved to have his wedding and back on his finger as you can see form the photo below.

Another satisfied customer.

White Gold Ring Recovered in Snow

Wedding Band Recovered

Lost Keys in Snow recovered in Penhold Alberta

  • from Calgary (Alberta, Canada)

A desperate call from Leslie on Christmas Eve, her daughter had been shoveling their sidewalks and lost the only set of keys for their Car fortunately they also had a Truck. Due to the winter storm I was unable to travel the Highway that evening and we arranged for me to go out on Boxing Day.   The weather was good on Boxing Day and I drove 120 kilometers to her home in Penhold, Alberta without any problem.  When I arrived Leslie showed me the areas that were best to search, after kicking down and searching the 2 foot mounds of snow along the front of the yard I turned to the path leading up to the house and around to the side.  After 1 hour I still had not found the keys.   I then started work the center of the front yard and after a few passes found the keys in the middle of the yard a good 15 feet from the sidewalk, that girl sure has a good arm.   Leslie was thrilled to get the keys back as they were the only set and it would have cost  $500.00 to get new ones.   I love the smiles I get when I recover lost valuables for people just look at Leslie beaming below.

Happy to have keys back

 

Wedding Ring Recovered – Calgary

  • from Calgary (Alberta, Canada)

Wedding Ring Lost for 3 Months Recovered – Calgary

Bruce called me 3 months ago November 2014, it was a nippy winter day, he had taken his young dog for a walk in the large sports field by his home and lost his wedding ring.   Unfortunately the large puppy had a mind of it’s own, he had not been trained yet, making a pleasant walk in the snow a bit of a challenge.   During the walk Bruce had played with the pup by getting down and rough housing with him in the snow, he had not done this once but many times during the walk.

One thing most of us forget and so did Bruce is that our fingers shrink when they get cold and wedding rings that have been on for decades now have a chance to slip off.

When I arrived,  we went over to the sports field and he directed me through the path they had walked and each stop they had made.  I scanned the area on the path and each side of the route they had taken, as well as, around each area they had stopped to play.  There was about a foot of snow that day but many tracks in the snow as this was a popular place to go for walks.   After 2 hours I still had not located the ring and Bruce was now showing signs of Hypothermia ( he wasn’t dressed for the weather) called off the search accepting that the ring was gone forever.
I told Bruce I wasn’t convinced we had searched enough of the area as the sports field is very large and we might have missed it by only a few inches.  I advised Bruce I would be back to search further and let him know if I found the ring.

Every time we had a break in the cold weather I would go out and search more of the field.  After 3 further visits and several hours searching, each time using a grid  and utilizing parking cones to delineate each section. I recovered Bruce’s wedding ring far from the area we were initially looking?  I took it directly over to Bruce’s home where I presented him with his lost 18k gold wedding band, engraved with their names and wedding date of 1977.  Bruce was extremely grateful, he didn’t know I was still searching for it and assumed it lost forever.   Another happy recipient of the Ring Finders Service.

 

Bruce with his Wedding Ring

Bruce with his Wedding Ring

 

Gone for 3 Months now returned to its owner.

Gone for 3 Months now returned to its owner.

 

 

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