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Late Father’s Ring Lost In Ocean Found One Month Later – Emerald Isle, NC

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

Megan was visiting the Crystal Coast from New Hampshire.  She was swimming with her fiancé along Bogue Inlet Pier in “crazy waves”.  During this time, Megan’s late father’s ring fell off of her hand into the waist deep water.  She posted a plea on Facebook with doubts of ever seeing the last thing her father gave her before his passing.  The post caused the alert flag to be raised, so to speak as people recommended Crystal Coast Ring Finders and The Ring Finders.  I also was notified from friends of the recent lost stainless band.  After multiple attempts during the first week, I was unable to locate her father’s ring.  I then posted on local metal detecting Facebook groups with the story behind Megan’s ring and that she has plans for a September wedding and wanted to wear her Father’s ring during the ceremony.  A stainless ring does not hold much monetary value but to Megan, of course, it was priceless.

Fast forward almost one exact month later… the guy I’ve been metal detecting the beaches with, Justin, was taking advantage of the negative tides and somewhat low tide heights to search along Bogue Inlet Pier with his Minelab Equinox.  He knew very well about Megan’s lost ring and has helped me search for it in the past.  Fortunately for everyone, he was able to swing his search coil over her ring still in deeper waters and pull it to the surface.  He called me as soon as possible.  I called Megan shortly after verifying it was indeed her ring and she thought I was just going to delete the posts and give up the search.  She misunderstood when I said there was no reason to keep the lost rings postings up…   …because her father’s ring has been found and she will be able to once again wear it on her very special day!

Lost Wedding Band Dropped From Boat Dock Found In Cape Carteret, NC

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

Mike was earlier doing some cleaning using various soaps.  Later that evening while relaxing on his boat dock with his wife he began to clean some of the soap residue from his figures.  It was a relaxing afternoon to sit, relax and enjoy the view and a beverage.  Mike started to clean his ring finger when the ring shot off of his finger, over his back and into the Intracoastal Waterway.

After getting the details, a through search began in the very soft muck bottom.  After 3 pieces of garbage were removed from the bottom a very good tone sounded off from my Minelab Excalibur II very close to the dock post.  My Garrett AT Pro-Pointer was used to search the shallow water for the tone.  A handful of muck with a shell and Mike’s wedding band was brought out of the water while Mike stood over his ring as it was lifted from the waterway.

Ring Lost On Popular Beach Location Found One Month Later By Crystal Coast Ring Finders

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

Bogue Inlet Pier – Emerald Isle, NC

Lauren visited Bogue Inlet Pier on September 7th with her son as was wading in the surf when a larger wave knocked her over.  She told me her hands went into the sand and she felt her chocolate diamond ring slide off of her finger.  She was very upset but noticed a man out with his detector and went to him for help.  Bogue Inlet Pier (BIP) gets a lot of beach traffic and also many detectorist come there to search for “treasures”.   After being unable to find her ring, the gentleman suggested she contact Crystal Coast Ring Finders.  I made plans to hunt the very next low tide early in the morning and only a few hours after the loss of the ring.  The surf was still very strong and I too was unsuccessful.  Lauren was very upset when I talked with her and I felt terrible I could not make the recovery that morning.  I live near BIP and each time I went there to hunt the beach, I made it a point to search the area of Lauren’s lost ring.  Recently, we had some sand movement that allowed the replenished beach sand to move.  This created a low spot near the water’s edge.  To my surprise, after so many days lost and I’m sure, many other metal detectors hunting the same area, her ring was rescued on the evening of October 7th.  It was about 50 yards further West on the beach.  I had not met Lauren yet and messaged her to tell her I needed her to fill out my standard search contract.  We agreed to meet at her father’s business.  After we met and she completed the search contract without knowing I had her lost ring,.. I gave her one of my business cards.  When she turned the card over, her lost ring was taped to the back of the card.  She burst into tears.  I was very happy that something very good happened to Lauren this year as she explained it hadn’t been going well.

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Emerald Isle Fishing Trip Involves Lost Ring Almost Getting Away

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

 

David, Kayla and her mother were spending an evening on the beach fishing the shoreline.  Kayla had taken off her engagement ring and placed it in a small bowl.  Just after David caught a fish, Kayla headed down to the water to get a closer look.  Unfortunately, the bowl, holding Kayla’s ring spilled onto the beach just as darkness was setting in.  I happened to be in the area about an hour later and David approached me to ask for my help finding this wonderful ring.  After a few passes and as they were packing up to leave, I was able to pull her ring from the beach.  I was very happy to return this for them as Kayla’s mother told me when I began searching that David had just returned from military service in Afghanistan.    I thank him and all that protect us for their service to our country!

North Myrtle Beach Ear Ring Find Leads To Lost Washington, NC Ring Being Found

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

John found out about his friend’s lost ear ring being found by Ring-Finder Jim Wren in the North Myrtle Beach sand.  It was that moment John discovered the great service The Ring Finders provide.

John had lost his gold wedding band two month prior.  John was spending the day at a family member’s house playing with the kids all over the yard.  This is when the ring fell off without John realizing it was gone.  This ring had very special meaning as it belonged to his Grandfather.  John messaged Crystal Coast Ring Finders and a day was planned to search the whole yard.  Communication was very important to try to pinpoint the location of activity but the yard was full of various debris making this search difficult.  Persistence paid off as the ring was found near a buried metallic item in the backyard.  The sun was hot and the bugs were hungry.  I was very happy the search was a success.

Lost Diamond Ring During Atlantic Beach Gathering Found With Good Timing

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

Jo Ann was brought out to Atlantic Beach for a family photo shoot and to spend time with her family.   Her great grand kids had gathered sand & fiddler crabs in a bucket.  Jo Ann put her hand into the bucket of sand, water & crabs when one of her rings slipped off into the bucket.  It wasn’t until after the bucket was dumped back into the oncoming surf that it was discovered, one of her rings was missing.  A friend and I were just walking onto the beach to help remove some of the metal garbage laying under the sand when a family member approached us and told us of the situation.  After a few passes, the ring was found in the sand under the shallow water.  It took about 5 minutes.  We walked up to where they were sitting and none of them had realized we had found her ring.  They started to thank us for searching thinking were didn’t find the ring when we presented the ring.  They were very thankful but on a tight schedule so we made the return as brief as possible and we went back to cleaning the beach.

 

Sentimental Lost Rings Found Atlantic Beach, NC By Crystal Coast Ring Finders

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

 

Kelly started to send me vague questions about my service and what was required from her.  It was a very busy day for me and I also had plans to search for a lost ring the next morning.  Once she gave more details about where she had lost an heirloom gold diamond ring and also a second gold aquamarine ring from her father, I was started to worry as they were very close to a busy section of beach.  I had made plans to sacrifice some sleep to arrive at Atlantic Beach a few hours before heading to my morning appointment in New Bern, NC.  As I knew my search time was short, I “phoned a friend” to assist with the hunt.  Justin and I started at the area Kelly had marked very well with pictures, illustrations and landmarks.  Justin began hunting the upper section of the recently replenished beach that was full of small pieces of aluminum as I worked from the high tide line.  It only took about 30 minutes until Justin was able to winkle out Kelly’s two beautiful rings!  Kelly informed us that she worked in New Bern so we still had time to hand deliver her recently found rings before heading to my previous planned location.

Lost Engagement Ring From Emerald Isle Pier Found By Crystal Coast Ring Finders

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

Well, Dog Gone!

Jayme was on the Sound side of Emerald Isle on a hot sunny day.  She removed her ring to apply sunscreen and placed it onto the blanket on the bench.  A small dog that came along for a swim was also on the bench and moved the towel causing the ring to fall between the pier slots and into the murky waters.  A plea on Facebook once again helped connect Jayme with Crystal Coast Ring Finders a proud member of the global organization The Ring Finders.  I quickly went to work in he hip deep water and after numerous iron signals, my Minelab CTX-3030 located a non-ferrous item near the drop area.  I used my pinpointer to go underwater and felt it vibrate all of the way back out of the water with Jayme’s engagement ring in hand!  Jayme’s tears were a sure sign of how important this sign of love means to her!

 

 

Newlywed Groom Looses Wedding Ring On Emerald Isle Beach. Found By Crystal Coast Ring Finders

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

 

Ashley & Will married on the Emerald Isle, North Carolina beach Monday.  Three days later, Will was throwing a football on the beach to Ashley’s brother.  Within minutes he noticed his ring was gone and Ashley pleaded on a local Facebook page for someone with a metal detector.  Many had mentioned Steven Ray of Crystal Coast Ring Finders and after Ashley called, I came out as soon as possible to begin the search in the dark.  The couple had marked the search area very well for me and this aided in finding Will’s new ring quickly.

 

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Newlywed Couple Lost Wedding Band On Emerald Isle Beach Found After Thunderstorm

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

Dave & Maureen were enjoying a mini vacation on the beach of Emerald Isle, NC.  Dave placed his wedding band in his hat while he was swimming in the ocean.  When he returned, he put the hat on and the ring flew into the sand.  The newlywed couple searched for 15 minutes but got rained out by a thunderstorm.  Maureen texted me later that night and asked if I could search for the ring the following day or 2.  After learning the ring was very close to a public beach access, I was concerned another person would find Dave’s ring.  Even though it was getting late, they agreed to meet me as soon as I could arrive and begin the search.  Dave & Maureen remembered the area very well and this lead to my quickest recovery yet as my first signal was his ring and using a headlamp, part of the ring was visible in the sand at night.  I think I took 8-10 steps before finding his beautiful wedding band.  It was very pleasing watching Maureen & Dave celebrate the recovery!