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.
If You Put In The Effort, There Is Always A Chance For Success!