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Cell phone lost while sledding in Thornden Park, Syracuse NY FOUND

  • from Syracuse (New York, United States)

February 2nd 2021 a young man (Phillip) calls me and states that he has lost his cell phone while sledding down the hills in Thornden Park in Syracuse NY.  It’s 9:00 p.m. so I make arrangements to meet him the next day at the park to search for the phone. When I meet Phillip he states that he is from Germany and is here in Syracuse attending the Newhouse School of Broadcasting,  part of Syracuse University.  He and his buddy have never seen so much snow before as in Germany they do get snow but NOT THIS MUCH.  Someone had told him about sledding down the hill here in Thornden Park and that all they needed was a piece of cardboard to make a sled, so off our two friends from Germany go to “play in the snow”.  Well of course while going down the hill he loses his cell phone.  This phone not only is his connection to his mother and father in Germany, but also has important information on it about his studies here in the USA.  If at all possible I must find this phone for him.

While questioning Phillip I found out that he only went down the hill twice before he noticed that he had lost his phone.  After losing his phone using his buddy’s phone he called his phone but they could not here his phone ringing. He then put on his “ear buds” and walked around and was able to “connect” to the phone.  He walked up and down the hill and in doing so “lost” the signal so he had a area about 100′ down the hill by 40′ along the hill that he was quite sure the phone was.  He and his buddy were digging and searching for the phone using the signal from to ear buds when the phone battery went down.  They searched into the night, and then using his buddy’s phone search and found “The Ring Finders” and myself.

It’s the next day that we had another 8″ of snow last night so all signs of sledding and searching had been covered up, but Phillip told me the approximate area that he had sled down, so off I go up to my knees in new and old snow.  We work up and down the hill moving along the area where he was sure he had gone down yesterday.  Lots of “hits” but when dug, they were all below the grass.  Certainly not his phone.  After covering and doing a grid search of the area where he was sure he had slid yesterday, we checked out the “launching” area where he would have stated the slide down the hill.  Still no phone. It’s been about 1 1/2 hour and I’m getting tired and wet, but I have to get his phone tonight if there is any chance of saving it from getting wet inside and “blowing it up”   We then go back down the hill to expand the search both along the hill and further down the hill, and the first search further to the left of where he was sure he wasn’t, BINGO, the phone.

I told Phillip how to resurrect his phone. DO NOT RECHARGE IT YET.  BUY SOME WHITE RICE AND PUT THE CELL PHONE AND THE RICE INTO A ZIP LOCK BAG, SEAL THE BAG AND LET IT STAND FOR 72 HOURS.  Then plug it in, cross your fingers and do a little prayer.  I think his phone will be OK.

   

Lost Cell Phone Found Wildwood Crest NJ By John Favano

  • from North Wildwood (New Jersey, United States)

LOST A RING, JEWELRY OR EVEN YOUR CELL PHONE?

DON’T WAIT TO CALL 215-850-0188

Amy lost lost her cell phone the other night while walking her dog on the beach. She and her husband went back to the beach later that evening and again the following morning to look for it with no luck.

That is when they reached out to fellow Ringfinder Dave Milstead who referred them to me. After speaking with Amy about the details of how the cell phone was lost, I began a thorough search of

the area. Approximately 45 minutes later, the cell phone was found about 8 inches deep in the sand. Amy was happy to have it returned because she needed it for a meeting later in the afternoon!

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Calgary Ringfinder Kevin Niefer CTV News Lost Ring Stanley Park

  • from Calgary (Alberta, Canada)
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Lost Wedding Ring Stanley Park Calgary

CTV Calgary                                      Published Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 11:58AM MDT                            Last Updated Thursday, Oct. 11,  2012 7:37PM MDT

Losing a wedding ring is a sickening feeling for anyone that’s misplaced the  piece of sentimental jewelry.

A local metal detector specialist, known as ‘The Ringfinder’, is doing his  part to end the emotional pain.

Kevin Niefer has been metal detecting for the last 25 years.

In 2011, Niefer joined the Ring Finders Network, and is the group’s  representative here in Calgary.

Niefer says he’s been quite successful helping people find their lost  rings.

He’s currently helping Alicia Tropak locate her lost wedding ring.  She  misplaced her ring on September 23, 2012, somewhere near Stanley Park.

Tropak is expecting her first child at the end of the month, and says her  fingers swell sometimes.  She took her ring off, put it in her pocket, and  lost it somewhere along her walk.

Niefer is hopeful he can find the ring using his metal detector which has a  history of locating all kinds of hidden treasures.

“And that could be jewelry or old relics like pins or chauffeurs badges, or  coins,” says Niefer.  “You never know what you’re going to dig up, and when  you dig it up, it’s thrilling.”

“Or it might be a bottle cap.”

Niefer and Tropak were unable to find the ring on this day, but will return  to expand the search.

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Lost gold wedding ring found, Big Turkey lake, Lagrange, Indiana

  • from Granger (Indiana, United States)

Last week I was contacted by Ringfinder, Greg Larabel from Michigan, in response to a craigslist ad that I had posted for SW Michigan lost/found rings/etc. After talking a bit, he asked if I could help with lost men’s wedding band in northern Indiana. I said sure thing, and was given the contact info for the party that lost his ring.

Barry, had lost his ring while working in the water, pulling out old wood pier posts at his lake house. The area was full of weeds and has a very mucky, marly bottom, a good 6 inches of muck. He had pulled out a lot of the weeds and actually took a heavy duty pump and attempted to pump out some of the muck in the area he had lost the gold ring that he has worn for 38 years now!

I was somewhat worried that with all the stepping around, pulling weeds and pumping out the muck that the ring may have been pushed down beyond the reach of my detector. Was also worried that the ring could have fallen down into the 3 ft deep holes left from when he pulled the old wood posts out of the lake bottom.

Well, I gave it a go this morning, set up my camera real quick, started out finding a few fishing sinkers, a couple ring looking pieces of cut-0ff aluminum pipe and an old beer can. After about 8 minutes, I had now covered about 85% of the search area and was thinking to myself “I need to hear something good here real soon….!”

Got a nice sounding tone, took a scoop of muck, broke it up with my fingers and gave it a good sloshing. Could hear something clunking around in the bottom of the scoop. Looked in the scoop and could see something nice and yellow in the bottom. There it was! Gave a quick thumbs up and headed to the pier to reunite the ring with it’s owner.

Thanks again Gregg,

Here is the email from Barry to Ringfinder Gregg:

Gregg,
As you may have heard through Ryan, he did find my ring. It took him less than 10-15 minutes. Unbelievable! He did a great job despite what he said were challenges with lead sinkers, a nearby metal dock, and miscellaneous metal parts from long ago. It was in the area I had already searched. I was absolutely ecstatic and couldn’t believe it. I didn’t know how to thank him. There are no words to convey my feelings. The ring had been on my finger for 38 years. When I lost it, it felt like a part of me was missing. I had trouble sleeping for two weeks.

I have not told my wife yet as I plan to take her out to a special dinner and surprise her with it.

Ryan, I cannot express my gratitude enough and I trust the compensation was just. I hope your feeling of helping people is truly rewarding.

Thank you! And thanks to TheRingFinders.com for leading me to both of you.
Barry Smith

 

Also got the hunt and find on video….

Lost gold ring found at Warren Dunes State Park, Berrien County, Michigan

  • from Granger (Indiana, United States)

Missy, friends and family were enjoying the nice day at the beach. When it was time to cool off in the water, she took her promise ring off and left it on her beach towel so she wouldn’t lose it in the water. Meanwhile, someone had lifted the towel to rid it of sand, sending the ring flying into the soft sand where it was quickly buried and lost.

As they were getting ready to leave, they noticed me out in the water with what they thought might be a metal detector. They asked if I could help them find the lost promise ring, missy described it in detail and I said I’d be happy to help. After a couple minutes searching, finding a few coins and bottle caps, I heard a very nice sounding target signal. I scooped up the target and there it was, the missing gold ring.  Big smiles all around!

Lost Cell Phone in Newark, OH…Found

  • from Newark (Ohio, United States)
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Cell phone was lost while her and her boyfriend was riding a 4-wheeler in the back woods and fields.  After about an hour of looking along the path the cell phone was in the brush beside the path. Good thing that the cell phone was found, even though it was dead, because the rain that was coming and would have ruined the phone.