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Loins Head Ring Lost Medford Backyard

  • from Suffolk County (New York, United States)
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Received  a call late afternoon that a man’s ring was lost in the back yard in Medford.  I told them that I would come right away, it was only 20 minutes from my house.  When I got there they showed me area that the ring was lost. It seems that when the farther was playing with his son he felled the ring come off but didn’t see where it when. I started a large area search making overlaying  sweeps I found the ring in the grass ,could not see it looking down, moved the grass with my fingers and that did the trick.  I gave the ring to the mother and she then called her husband to say that she had the ring.  as you can see she was happy

Ring lost in the Deschutes River – Found!

  • from Bend (Oregon, United States)

It was a chilly morning for mid-August in central Oregon when my phone rang.  Jordan Schiff was calling me back about his lost wedding ring, again.  I recognized that he had left me a voicemail the day before, but I had neglected to call him back having just gotten off a 5 day steelhead float on the lower Deschutes myself. 

 

“I lost my wedding ring while paddle-boarding on the middle Deschutes yesterday,” Jordan said.  A few minutes of conversation revealed that Jordan had found me through theringfinders.com website and he had a pretty good idea of where he lost it, and the current wasn’t too swift nor the channel too deep.  Better than that, Jordan volunteered  (voluntold, really) his buddy Chris to do the wet work, if I could just locate the ring. That sounded like a good plan to me.  The temperature had dropped 30 degrees in the past 24 hours and instead of highs in the 90s we were looking at 65 and windy.  Afternoons on the high desert find the wind picking up and the temperature dropping rapidly.  I was happy to have a motivated fellow to do the diving. The odds of recovery seemed pretty good.  Water can be tough, though.  Unlike land that is relatively stationary, where we often find rings decades after they are lost, the constant flow of water can transport lost items a long way.  Jordan was tied up at work until 4pm, and I had some morning requirements of my own as well.  We agreed to meet in the evening when we were both free.

 

Jordan had been paddle-boarding with Chris when he lost the ring.  He was floating along in the water, around an island, when he felt it fall off.  He knew within a foot or so where he had lost it.  Chris and Jordan searched for it for quite awhile, even dropping other heavy objects in the current to see how far they would travel, but were unable to find the ring.  The bottom was softball or larger cobble, with hundreds of hiding spots for the ring.

 

There was a newly constructed house adjacent to the island, and while I waited for Jordan and Chris to arrive I made contact with the owner, explained I was going to search for a lost wedding ring in the river,  and asked permission to access the river through her yard.  She was very pleasant and gave us permission, gladly.  Thank you ma’am!  That was a nice gesture and made our search a lot easier.

 

Jordan and Chris arrived, we accessed the river through the nice lady’s yard, and moments later had waded through 10-12” of water for about 15 feet to access the island.  At the bottom of the island Jordan pointed out a wonderful little beach spot and a channel on the opposite side of the island where they had been swimming when he lost the ring.  He had a good landmark – a large boulder, and knew he was about 8 feet upriver when the ring came off.    

 

I’d brought my waters and wading boots (no need to get wet when Chris and Jordan were so willing), fired up my detector and waded into the current to test the depth and current.  The current wasn’t bad, I could easily stand against it, but the water got progressively deeper as I waded past Jordan’s landmark rock to a depth too deep to search without diving equipment.  I hoped the ring had hung up in the cobble upriver, but feared that it may be in the deep water, especially if Jordan and Chris had spent a lot of time the previous day searching and moving rocks and shuffling around with their feet.  I put on my headphones and went to work.

Jordan ready and waiting as I start my search.

I started upriver, in the shallower parts of the channel. I used Jordan’s 8 foot reference and started a few feet higher, just in case he was mistaken. I worked methodically in 2-3 feet of water, downriver in 6-8, sweeps, glad that wasn’t too much metal debris setting off my detector.  Although I could stand against the current, the coil of the detector would get swept away, making it hard to make consistent passes.  I opted to slow down and be redundant rather than miss a target due to current. 

 

Voila!  4 or 5 feet downriver from my starting point, and just a foot or so below the location Jordan said he’d lost it, I had a good target.  Bing, bing…yes, repeatable and in the right range.  I motioned to the guys and they grabbed their facemasks, bounding into the water like school children at the beach.  They eagerly dove in, removing rocks and anxiously scratching and the bottom as I tried to show them the target location with my coil.  Every now and then I would re-scan the area, trying to pinpoint it with more accuracy.  Then, silence.  The target was gone…we had moved it.  It was lost.

 

I broadened my search pattern, hoping that we hadn’t just knocked it into the deep water. The current had more velocity downriver and it was getting deeper.  Accurate scanning was difficult.  But, what was that?  I tone.  A good tone?  Hard to stay over it though in the current.  Is it really there?  I think so.  Scan, scan again…yes, there is something there.  And, a good signal too.  I think we’re back on it.   

 

This time I told Jordan and Chris to be methodical.  Remove rocks gently and look around the edges.  Let the current carry away the dirt and look in the hole.  I had it squarely pinpointed off the front of my coil.  The guys went back to work, with the patience of Job.  They converged on the area from both sides and while one stopped to take a breath the other dove.  The water was about 4 feet deep and there was enough current that they couldn’t hold and were swept downriver quickly.  Time and time again they dove. – Move a rock, wait, look, surface, breathe and repeat.  In between breaths I scanned…yes, it was still there.  They took turns diving and breathing.

 

Jordan was next to dive.  Chris had surfaced as Jordan was going down.  Each attempt only lasted 20-30 seconds since the current would tear the diver away, down stream.  Shortly after Jordan dove, Chris had taken a good breath and went down.  All was quiet on the surface as the two submerged friends hunted in the depths in front of me.  Suddenly, a roar from the deep as if a seamount had just let loose on the Deschutes River.  It was Jordan, exploding with joy, still underwater, removing a rock to see his shining palladium ring glistening below. Jordan surfaced, beaching like a grey whale, the hand and arm holding the ring reaching for the sky.   

 

All three of us burst from the water to the beach, high fives all around, examining Jordan’s ring as he put it back on his finger where it belonged.  “I hadn’t taken it off since we got married more than four years ago,” Jordan explained.  “I’m so happy it’s back where it belongs.  My wife will be so happy.”

 

Jordan would later explain that it was truly a Lord of the Rings moment, as his Precious revealed itself, as if on fire, in the dark depths of the Deschutes River.  For me, it’s another successful hunt, two good friends made, another ring back where it belongs…not lost for all time in the darkness of the Deschutes River.  Congratulations Jordan, and thank you both for being willing to do the wet work.  You guys are awesome, and thanks for the beer!!!

 

Sweet Victory!

 

One ring to rule them ALL!

Lost Gold Ring Found In Pond

  • from London (Ontario, Canada)

While using a rope swing in this beautiful Pond by Rodney, Ontario, this gentleman’s wedding ring slipped off when he let go and hit the water. After long breath holds in 10-15 feet of water with no luck, he found me on the ring finders site. I brought my scuba equipment out and suited up, after a 1/2 hour swinging my metal detector over the mud, that buzz sounded and the ring showed up with it’s gold shine through that fine silty water! What a happy customer!

 

 

Finding a lost ring in Sauble Beach, Lake Huron Ontario.

 

How to find a lost ring in Sauble Beach, Ontario? Time tends to be the most important aspect many times. With the number of individuals with metal detectors increase, the risk of another individual finding your lost item and not knowing the true owner is high.

In this find, the individual did everything correct to ensure a successful recover. He went as far as marking the location, staying until the sun went down, and going back at 6am the next day, all to ensure this item has not been found by someone else. About an hour after he arrived, and a google search for “Metal detectors in sauble beach ontario”, ourteam got a text.

This was a difficult situation, as we were in a fishing derby in Wiarton, Ontario. But as we have discovered many times, the sooner the items can be searched for, the higher the recovery rate. We pulle

 

d out of the derby and within slightly before 2 hour of receiving the call, not only where we in Sauble and searching, but the ring had been recovered.

If you have lost your ring in sauble, port elgin, kincardine, grand bend, lampton shores, lions head, or anywhere along Lake Huron, please reach out for a  fast recovery.

 

Lost Gold Cross and Necklace Found Avalon NJ by Ring Finders South Jersey

  • from North Wildwood (New Jersey, United States)

Late Friday evening I received a text from Sam asking if I could find a gold chain and cross in the sand that was lost the previous day in Avalon, NJ. She mentioned the cross was very sentimental because it was given to her mother by her father almost 30 years ago and then given to her. Sam took off the necklace because it got tangled in her hair and placed  it on the blanket. After forgetting she had taking it off, the cross and chain went flying across the beach when she shook out her blanket when leaving. I met Sam early Saturday morning to collect some details and started to search. After a thorough grid search of approximately fifty square feet, the necklace and cross were found!

Minnesota Lost Ring Metal Detecting River

  • from Twin Cities Metro (Minnesota, United States)

Patrick and his wife were getting ready to tube down the Cannon River in Minnesota, while getting on the tube, Patrick saw his wedding band come off his hand and he tried his best to grab it. The ring disappeared into the river, about waist deep with a very rocky bottom. He tried to find it, and just couldn’t get it. He searched for help on the internet and found theringfinders.com – I met him down by the river and decided that scuba would be the best as the bottom was full of huge rocks and there is no way I could use a scoop to try and recover any signals. I found a few coins and some garbage as usual, though it only took about 15 – 20 minutes and that nice tone rang in my ears. I knew it was the ring.

Congrats Patrick, truly glad I could help!

 

Darrin

 

Lost Wedding Ring at family Beach Party

  • from Suffolk County (New York, United States)
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Out playing golf when I got a call from Lauren about her Brother-in-laws wedding ring. She was given the ring to hold along with his watch so that he could go for a swim. Taking all the precautions to not loss the ring. When he got out of the water Lauren hand him his watch and could not find the ring. It must have come out with the watch and no one could find it. She asked if I could come out the next day to help find the ring. II asked if they knew the are and the answer was yeas, they even has photo of the location with a flag pole in the distance.  I meet Janet, the mother of Lauren and we walked to the area where Laren meet the two of us.  They took the photo out and lined up the flag pole and the beach.  They had a beach fire the night before and once the area was determined . Now I had to search an area about 50 feet by 75 feet.  About half way into the search got a very strong signal.  Using the beach scoop I found the ring.  Mother and daughter  were both relived to get the ring for the brother-in-law.

Ray Johnson

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Wedding Ring lost in Montauk Point

  • from Suffolk County (New York, United States)
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Received a text from Tevor that he lost his wedding ring the night before at a bond fire on the beach. He asked if I could come out first thing in the mourning as he had a flight back to California mid day and had to be at the airport to check in. He gave me the address of beach and I headed out.  When I got there he had mark the area that he was in, and asked how long did I think it would take I stated that since he had mark off the area it should not take long.  Started my search and within a few minutes I had the Ring.  He was amazed that I had found it so quick.  As I was leaving his wife came out of the house and asked, with a big smile Tevor held up his hand to show the ring. another happy couple.

 

Ray Johnson

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516-526-4888

Metal Detecting Service Vancouver, BC

  • from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Chris Turner- Ring Recovery Specialist…Lost your ring?… Metal Detecting Service/Call ASAP  Anytime   778-838-3463

I received a text message from a young lady who said she lost her engagement ring in the water at Trout Lake, this lake was only 20 minutes from my location and I just got off of work so I went to meet her at the lake. When we met at the lake it was just after 9 PM and it was the longest day of the year so I knew if I got in the water quickly I’d be able to record this search with the light we had left. I also decided to take a silver ring with me as I knew her ring was silver with gold,  just a fake her out when I did find it. She went on to tell me it was in waist deep water and she only lost it one hour before I got there so I was very confident this ring would be found quickly.

I asked her how she heard about TheRingFinders and she told me the lifeguards gave her the number… I got into the water and within 20 minutes I found her beautiful custom Silver & Gold engagement ring. I faked her out with my silver ring and then presented her with her ring, I love surprising people and seeing the reaction!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vancouver Ring Finder Chris Turner- Ring Recovery Specialist…Lost your ring?… Metal Detecting Service/Call ASAP  Anytime   778-838-3463

I have the best job in the world, I love helping people more than anything I’ve ever done in my lifetime. I get to make people smile, I get to hear their stories of what their ring means to them, and how happy they are when I find it.

Lost silver pendant at Jericho Beach… Found

  • from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Chris Turner- Ring Recovery Specialist…Lost your ring?… Metal Detecting Service/Call ASAP  Anytime   778-838-3463

This young man lost a very special silver pendant at Jericho Beach, three days later he reaches out for help. We made arrangements to meet at the beach unfortunately it would have to be after I finished work, so we set up a time for 1:30 AM to search for the silver pendant.

After meeting Vinny and his sister and her boyfriend in the early hours of the morning we walked along the beach to the area where he lost his pendant. After removing a lot of trash in the area I begin my search for almost two hours, after cleaning out all the target signals except for one big iron target, I decided to move all the sand away from the Iron and that was a good thing as Murphy’s Law would have it… I found his pendant which was right on top of the iron target.

Close to 3:30 AM I was able to surprise Vinny with his cherished silver pendant…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vancouver Ring Finder Chris Turner- Ring Recovery Specialist…Lost your ring?… Metal Detecting Service/Call ASAP  Anytime   778-838-3463

I have the best job in the world, I love helping people more than anything I’ve ever done in my lifetime. I get to make people smile, I get to hear their stories of what their rings & jewelry means to them, and how happy they are when I find it.