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Wedding Ring Recovered From Watery Grave & Returned to Owner, Falmouth, MA

  • from Falmouth (Massachusetts, United States)

A morning call from Daniel came with the hope that I could find his wedding ring, which had slipped from his finger into the surf the previous evening.  I met him at the beach a half hour after his call and he explained that he felt the ring fall off in chest deep water, near low tide.  He had made good visual notes as to where he stood with respect to landmarks.  He and companions had actually returned to the spot with goggles and tried to find the ring in the sandy gravel bottom, but to no avail.

The morning tide was about the same level as when the ring was dropped the previous evening, so I waded out and set a small buoy in chest-deep water where Daniel thought the ring would be.  I began my search from there and made a half-dozen swaths parallel to shore, working back and forth past the buoy.  Then bingo! that lovely ring tone…  One scoop, a good shake to wash the sand out, and I could see Daniel’s ring nestled in the gravel.  I dumped the gravel and left the ring in the scoop as I waded ashore.  Daniel walked down to the waterline, looking rather puzzled (he later said he wasn’t sure if I’d found something or was giving up!), but he was delighted when he saw his ring in the scoop.  He was just about right on with respect to the ring’s location, as I found it only 15-20 feet from the buoy.  I wish all recoveries were so easy!

Thanks Daniel, for tracking down the RingFinders and giving me the opportunity to recover your ring.  Have a great summer!



“He was a calming presence in my time of total despair”

  • from Yarmouth (Massachusetts, United States)

I am writing to express my Gratitude to Lou Sarkas, a member of the local ring finders from Yarmouth, Ma. On Thursday 7/7/2022, While swimming at the local beach, I lost a treasured engagement ring that had once belonged to my beloved great aunt.  Needless to say, I was totally devastated.  My daughter who was with me at that time, encouraged me to reach out to the local community website, in hopes that someone possibly might have found it.  Lou Sarkas messaged me and offered his help.  I cannot say enough nice things about Lou.  He was a calming presence in my time of total despair over losing the ring. Lou generously gave of his time and offered to help locate my ring.  Lou Came to the beach where the ring was lost on 2 separate occasions. He worked tirelessly and very thoroughly on both combining the shoreline, as well as in the water.  Lou was able to find my ring on the second day he looked!  Words can not express how grateful I am to Lou for all that he did!  ~ Colleen M. Chartier