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NOT …. HOPELESS IN CLEARWATER BEACH WITH RECOVERED RING

from Tampa Bay (Florida, United States)

NOT …. HOPELESS IN CLEARWATER BEACH WITH RECOVERED RING!

Having unsuccessfully hunted for Sarah’s ring several weeks previously, SRARC Ring Finder member, Stan Flack, had recommended that Sarah put an ad on Craigslist with just enough detail to describe her ring, a general location in hope that another detectorist might have already found it and would see it on Craigslist.

Fast forward two weeks later, SRARC Ring Finder member, Mike Shuler, was out for a fun hunt, unaware of the existence of this ring or that anyone was looking for it. Mike hit a loud unfamiliar tone, and two scoops later he was holding the nicest ring he had ever found!  When Mike got home, he went straight to Craigslist’s Lost & Found section and  typed in “platinum” and was instantly looking at a photo of the ring in his hand!

In the ad, the owner said she had lost the ring exactly three weeks earlier, while playing catch with her kids in the water. Sarah had received a number of disappointing responses, so she didn’t reply the first time Mike tried to contact her. Once Mike said he was affiliated with SRARC, Sarah contacted Mike. Even then, Sarah wanted to see a picture of the ring. Mike sent her a couple of photos, to which Sarah responded with this message:

“I cannot believe you have found my ring! I am overcome with emotion. I thought I would never see it again. Let me gather myself together and I will call you to discuss how we can get it back to me. I truly can’t thank you enough. You are testament that there are still good people in the world. You are truly a blessing. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

Just goes to show you to never give up on those lost rings because you just never know.  Very proud to have you on the team, Mike!

 

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County

Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard.  If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

(Largo) Stan (727) 421-929    (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968    (Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191    (Bradenton/Sarasota) Wayne  (813) 367-7459

Birthday and Anniversary Saved By Ring Recovered on Clearwater Beach, Florida

from Tampa Bay (Florida, United States)

Birthday & Anniversary Saved by Ring Recovered on Clearwater Beach, Florida

Visiting from New Jersey, Joe and his family were enjoying an evening at Clearwater Beach. Joe and his wife Gena, were celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary and Joe’s 40th birthday! Once Joe got back to the beach house around 9 p.m., he noticed his ring was missing. Joe spent a miserable night thinking about his ring and the next day decided to Google “lost ring.” That’s where he found SRARC on the Internet and called Ring Finder team member Stan Flack.   A hunt was arranged for later that day.  Stan along with Ring Finder members Ed Osmar, Paul Hill, Mark Sillence and Jerry Schneider met with Joe and started hunting a wide area that included the water and sand. After about 15 minutes into the hunt, Stan came up with the ring, much to the delight of Joe! Hugging everyone and smiling, Joe exclaimed, “this is the best birthday present I could wish for.” Nice work, guys!  We all wish Joe & Gena many healthy & happy anniversaries and birthdays together. This one will certainly be memorable!

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County

Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard.  If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

(Largo) Stan (727) 421-9293    (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968    (Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191    (Bradenton/Sarasota) Wayne  (813) 367-7459

 

 

 

 

 

Quick Ring Recovery on Pass-A-Grille Beach, Florida

from Tampa Bay (Florida, United States)

Quick Ring Recovery On Pass-A-Grille Beach, Florida

Maria was at Pass-A-Grille Beach with family enjoying a hot July day when she suddenly felt her ring slip off her finger! Thinking quickly, Maria asked her cousin to stand where she thought she dropped the ring as the others tried to find it. Having no luck, Maria searched “lost ring help” and located SRARC on the Internet.  Maria asked the cousin to stay in the water while she contacted team member, Stan Flack.  Stan passed Maria’s phone number on to Joe Szemer.  After speaking to Maria, Joe geared up and was at the beach within 30 minutes. Searching near the patient cousin, Joe decided to slightly expand the area and found the ring in just a few minutes. Everyone was elated with hugs and high fives all the way around! Nicely done, Joe!

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County

Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard.  If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

(Largo) Stan (727) 421-9293    (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968    (Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191    (Bradenton/Sarasota) Wayne  (813) 367-7459

 

 

 

 

Neighborly Assist In Ring Recovery, North Redington Beach, Florida

from Tampa Bay (Florida, United States)

Neighborly Assist In Ring Recovery, North Redington Beach, Florida

Like a good neighbor, Kenny is there!  Eric was floating on a paddleboard with his daughter, picking up shells in shallow water when he felt his ring slide of his finger! The ring immediately went out of site. Fast forward 1o days later, when Eric mentioned to his neighbor, Kenny, that his ring was long gone and he was going to buy a new one. Last year, Kenny had witnessed SRARC in action when he watched them detect and find woman’s ring right at the hotel next to his condo. Kenny urged Eric to contact SRARC. Eric was reluctant and felt the ring was surely lost forever. Kenny, not giving up, walked to the Doubletree Hotel, made some inquiries about the metal detectorists he had previously observed. The desk clerk had SRARC’s card on file and provided the necessary contact information to Kenny.   Stan Flack got the call and a team was formed.  Stan and team members Ed Osmar, Paul Hill, Jerry Schneider and Mike Shuler met early on a Sunday morning and were determined to find that ring!  After about 15 minutes, Mike called the guys over to show them he had indeed found the ring!  Eric was stunned upon hearing the news that his ring, lost 10 days ago on a busy Fourth of July holiday, had actually been found! Mike is a Tampa fireman and made arrangements to meet Eric in Tampa to return the ring.  Eric’s children joined him and were excited to be in the fire station.  Great tenacity and team work, guys!  Everyone should have a neighbor like Kenny!

 

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County

Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard.  If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

(Largo) Stan (727) 421-9293    (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968    (Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191    (Bradenton/Sarasota) Wayne  (813) 367-7459

 

 

 

Precious Pendant Lost Found and Returned in Oldsmar, Florida

from Tampa Bay (Florida, United States)

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County

Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard.  If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

(LargoStan (727) 421-929    (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968    (Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191    (Bradenton/Sarasota) Wayne  (813) 367-7459

Precious Pendant Lost Found and Returned in Oldsmar, Florida

Nancy’s daughter was getting out of a car on a visit to Nancy’s home when her pendant chain broke.  She was able to catch the chain while watching the pendant fall into the thick plush grass and disappear. The family searched the area but could not find it.   Nancy contacted Mike Miller at SRARC and asked if they could help. Mike contacted Howard Metts to conduct a search.  The search area was a very small plot of thick grass between the sidewalk and the curb in front of the house.  After about 15 minutes Howard got a signal with his detector and was able to use his pin pointer to coax the pendant out of the thick grass.  Nancy said her daughter will be very happy to see the pendant again.  This is Howards second return this year and its only January! Nice work Howard and we are all happy to see the smile on Nancy’s face.

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Belleair Causeway Lost Go Pro Found and Returned by SRARC

from Tampa Bay (Florida, United States)

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County

Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard.  If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

(LargoStan (727) 421-929    (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968    (Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191    (Bradenton/Sarasota) Wayne  (813) 367-7459

Bellaire Causeway Lost Go Pro Found and Returned by SRARC

Matt received a brand new Go Pro 3 for Christmas and recorded the celebrations his family enjoyed over the holidays. With lots of space still available for filming he took the camera to his favorite fishing spot and decide to try and get a few underwater shots of his lure as he worked it into shore. He walked out to the edge of an oyster bar he was working and placed the camera right at the edge of the bar and wedged it into place with the shells. He walked away to get a good angle to drag the lure past the lens and when he returned, the water had become very muddy from his foot steps. He looked and looked for hours, He even got some snorkel gear and swam around the area searching but had no luck. He was heartbroken for the loss of the camera, but mostly for the loss of the precious pictures of his family.

He eventually found some of the members of the SRARC ring finders team and we put together a search to recover the camera. Mike Miller scheduled the search for 8:00 am at the lowest tide of the week. The team (Mike, Paul Hill, Ed Osmar, Rick Magyar, Stan Flack, and Mark Sillence) went to work right at 8:00 am and in less than a minute Paul spotted the Go Pro setting in the oyster bed. We didn’t even have a chance to fire up the metal detectors. Nice job Team SRARC!!!!!

Matt had to work so he wasn’t around when we found it but we contacted his wife who told us where to find him. We delivered the camera to him at his workplace, and as you can see in the picture he was very pleased. It was a pleasure to be able to find and return his Christmas gift and great to see the big smile on his face.

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Dunedin Gold Ring Found in Post Hole Pile and Returned by SRARC

from Tampa Bay (Florida, United States)

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County

Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard.  If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

(LargoStan (727) 421-929    (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968    (Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191    (Bradenton/Sarasota) Wayne  (813) 367-7459

Dunedin Gold Ring Found in Post Hole Pile and Returned by SRARC

Jill Cicero was having a new fence installed in the backyard of her new Dunedin home with her father supervising the installation of the posts.  Her father noticed his gold ring was missing halfway through the job and stopped all work asking his daughter to find someone to help find the ring.  Jill found our club SRARC on The Ring Finders and contacted Tom Jones who called Howard Metts, a member that lives in Dunedin.  Howard went out late that afternoon and after 45 minutes of searching with his detector had no luck.  Switching to a pin pointer Howard searched the dug post holes  and at the second post hole found the ring in a pile of soil between the post and fence.  Howard contacted Jill who was coming home from work and informed her of the find.  Jill and her father were very happy to see the ring again.  What a way to start the new year.

Nice recovery Howard, nice to se the smile in Jill’s face.

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Platinum Diamond Wedding Ring Lost then Found and Returned on Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

from Tampa Bay (Florida, United States)

Platinum Diamond Wedding Ring Lost then Found and Returned on Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

Julia joined her folks, siblings, and spouses/boyfriends in a condo on Indian Rocks Beach for the Christmas/New Years Holiday. After a week of beautiful hot weather a little wind kicked up and the chance to do a little Skim boarding presented itself. The whole gang headed down to the water with their boards and just as Julia was about to test her skills, her father warned her to take off her wedding ring. She reached for it and pulled just as her father yelled “Don’t take it off in the water”, but he was a second to late. The ring slipped out of her hand and dropped into the water and instantly was out of sight. They all looked until dark and even then got out their cell phones and searched by the light hoping they would see the ring shining back at them. It was not to be.

That evening, Julia’s sister did a search on the internet and found SRARC on the Ring Finders site. Mike Miller got a text at 10:30 pm that night asking for help. He put together a team of club members and they meet Julia and the family the next morning at 10:00 am. After spending a few minutes getting the story of what had happened and making the search area as narrow as possible the hunt began. About 30 seconds later, Rick Magyar took the first dig and there it was. The family were all amazed and we had plenty of smiles on all of their faces. Thanks to Rick, Stan Flack, Mark Sillence, and Mike for making the effort.

We at SRARC are all very happy to have made this New Year’s Eve a happy one for Julia.

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The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service-Tampa Bay Area

Lost Something Important? We can HELP!

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service in the Tampa area  can help locate you lost engagement ring, wedding ring, favorite piece of jewelry, family heirloom, or other important personal item.

We can search virtually any location, some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks, and even your own back yard. If you lost your RING or other precious item “Don’t Wait-Call Now!”

 

www.theringfinders.com                                        SRARC

http://www.theringfinders.com/Suncoast.Research.Recovery.Club

http://www.srarc.com

Don’t Wait…..Call now!

Tom…727 415 7968
Mike..425 503 8419
Stan..727 421 9293

Gold Wedding Ring Lost, Found, and Returned on Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

from Tampa Bay (Florida, United States)

Gold Wedding Ring Lost, Found, and Returned on Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

While checking his email Thanksgiving morning, member Stan Flack saw a request for help finding a ring. A quick call and some info exchanged, Stan arranged to meet Enriwue and his sister Kitty at the beach. The rest Enrique tells in his own words.

During the Thanksgiving break, my family and I were visiting with relatives on Indian Rocks Beach.  A number of my brothers and sisters, along with their families, were playing on the beach and enjoying the warm fall weather.  Having just celebrated my birthday and looking forward to Thanksgiving the following day, I was elated to be in the company of family and couldn’t have been happier.

After throwing the football with my brothers and nephew for a few minutes, I looked down in shock to realize that my wedding band was not on my hand.  I immediately called out to my family and we all began a search of the area.  After nearly two hours of searching on hands and knees and with the sun setting, I asked everyone to halt the search until the morning.  In reality, I knew that if we hadn’t found it by then, it was highly unlikely we would.

As a person who rarely misplaces items and never loses anything, I was devastated by the loss of my wedding band.  My wife was very supportive and insisted that we could “replace” it with a new special ring, but I knew that was not the case.  Years earlier, our wedding rings had been crafted from a single piece of platinum from a friend who was a jeweler.  Her ring remained on her finger, but mine was somewhere on the beach or worse, in the sand beneath the surf.

On Thanksgiving morning, I woke up and my mind instinctively began to trace the steps I had taken before losing my ring.  It was sickening to think that my ring was somewhere on that section of beach, but out of sight to my family and me.  My wife and I began to research metal detectors on my laptop and tried to identify any store that might be open on the holiday.  Within the first few minutes, we stumbled upon the website of the SRARC (Suncoast Research & Recovery Club).  We were amazed by the stories people had shared regarding the recovery of their special items, specifically wedding rings.  My wife decided to send an email to the group, suspecting that we would not receive a reply until after the holiday weekend.

To our surprise, she received a call on her cell phone within minutes.  The man who called was Stan Flack, and he wanted to ask me a few questions about my ring.  As I retraced my steps a day earlier with him over the phone he said, “well I live just minutes from that beach, I’ll meet you there in a few minutes.”  I was astonished that anyone responded so quickly, and moreover that they would be willing to act immediately.  I met Stan and his wife Linda on the beach where I had lost my ring a day earlier.  They retrieved two metal detectors from their car and walked with me on the beach.  After a few minutes orienting themselves to the landscape, they began to search the area.  Each time Stan or Linda searched their “scoopes”, my heart pounded in anticipation.  After nearly two hours (and my own unsuccessful attempts using a spare detector), they decided to postpone the search until the following morning when they could amass a group of their colleagues from the SRARC to search the large section of beach.

I had grown up in the Tampa Bay area and had spent many years enjoying the Gulf of Mexico.  Some of my fondest memories involve the Gulf itself and the spoil islands, waterways, and beaches that adorn it.  I convinced myself that night, that instead of “losing” my ring, I would consider it a gift to the Gulf for the many blessings, including my wife and family, that were the product of the Gulf beaches and the experiences of my life.  I could always get a new ring.

Despite this outlook, I showed up earlier than planned on that same stretch of beach the next morning with a heart full of hope that Stan and his friends would find my ring.  One after another they arrived at the beach, until six of them stood before me and I offered again the story that I had told Stan and Linda the day before.  After Stan provided direction to the team, he asked if I would like to use a spare detector to assist.  Although unlikely that I would do anything productive, I accepted the detector as I refused to allow these good people to search for my loss while I sat on the beach and sipped my coffee.

As I moved along the soft sand, sweeping the machine side to side, a number of different audible chirps, beeps, and tones alerted me to different metal below the surface, or nothing.  Stan had explained the device to me, and described the specific tone and range reading that I would see on the display if I detected platinum or another piece of heavy metal.  After only a few minutes, I came across a loud tone that (as I will never forget), read “55”.  I ran my detector several times back and forth over the spot, and slowly scooped away batches of sand.  The tone remained consistent and I began to grow anxious, so I got Stan’s attention nearby and he came to where I stood.  I told him that I had a strong tone and he confirmed that with his detector.  He placed his scoop in the middle of the area, just inches from where I had searched and my heart raced.  As he emptied his scoop and sand fell from the small holes, only a large platinum ring remained.  His eyes wide open in surprise, he yelled “no way!”  I looked in his scoop, hastily retrieved my wedding band, and placed it on my ring finger.  In a split moment, I hugged him and we yelled in excitement.  As the rest of the crew gathered around us with smiles, laughter, and congratulations, the amazement of the moment began to settle upon us all.  I had located my own lost wedding band.

What an incredibly special moment.  What was most amazing was the reaction of the SRARC members on the beach that morning.  They were thrilled for me and happy to have been part of the event, but this was not their first time experiencing this feeling.  I could tell they had done this before.  They smiled, shook my hand and gave hugs, but then happily set out to search different parts of the beach and walk in the surf, some of them having driven 45 minutes or more to be part of the search that morning.

I must have told this story a hundred times already (some repeats to the same family members that smile and tolerate me as family does).  In the world we live in now, we rarely witness people do the right thing for the right reasons.  I was happy to witness that firsthand over the Thanksgiving break, and am so blessed to have met Stan, Linda, and the other members of the SRARC (Mark, Mark, Rick, and Ed) who made the trip that very early morning after Thanksgiving to help me.  Thank you.

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The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service-Tampa Bay Area

Lost Something Important? We can HELP!

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service in the Tampa area  can help locate you lost engagement ring, wedding ring, favorite piece of jewelry, family heirloom, or other important personal item.

We can search virtually any location, some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks, and even your own back yard. If you lost your RING or other precious item “Don’t Wait-Call Now!”

 

www.theringfinders.com                                        SRARC

http://www.theringfinders.com/Suncoast.Research.Recovery.Club

http://www.srarc.com

Don’t Wait…..Call now!

Tom…727 415 7968
Mike..425 503 8419
Stan..727 421 9293

 

 

Gold Wedding Ring Lost, Found, and Returned on Treasure Island, Florida

from Tampa Bay (Florida, United States)

Gold Wedding Ring Lost, Found, and Returned on Treasure Island, Florida

Mike was at the beach in Treasure Island with his Wife and young daughter when Mike started to feel his ring getting loose in the water so he took it off and put it in the built in pouch in the tent they had pitched and continued on making sand castles with his daughter. When it was time to leave, Mike’s wife shook the sand out of the tent and packed it up. Realizing the ring was left in the pouch, Mike checked and it was gone. The hotel where they were staying suggested they contact SRARC. Mike sent an email and Stan Flack responded quickly and made arrangements to meet Mike at the beach. Using the sand castle as a marker, Stan made 2 passes and Bingo. Ring found, beach crowd cheered and Mike was stunned how quickly the ring was found. Smiles and hi fives all the way around.

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The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service-Tampa Bay Area

Lost Something Important? We can HELP!

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service in the Tampa area  can help locate you lost engagement ring, wedding ring, favorite piece of jewelry, family heirloom, or other important personal item.

We can search virtually any location, some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks, and even your own back yard. If you lost your RING or other precious item “Don’t Wait-Call Now!”

 

www.theringfinders.com                                        SRARC

http://www.theringfinders.com/Suncoast.Research.Recovery.Club

http://www.srarc.com

Don’t Wait…..Call now!

Tom…727 415 7968
Mike..425 503 8419
Stan..727 421 9293