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Keys Recovered in the Snow

  • from Erie (Pennsylvania, United States)

Recovered Keys

In the early morning hours, I received a text message from Sawn who had been desperately searching for her keys in the snow. She searched for them but with no luck, and knowing the expense to replace these keys, she turned to the internet and found me on the Ringfinders web site.

 

I met Sawn in the parking lot of her apartment complex. After a brief conversation and walkthrough of her path, I got started.

After detecting for just minutes, I popped her keys out of 8 inches snow. Sawn was amazed and delighted. Within minutes of my arrival, Sawn was in her car and about her day.

 

Thank you Sawn, for entrusting me to locate your lost keys!

Sand and Gravel Quarry… Broken Equipment…Found!

  • from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Chris Turner- Metal Detecting Service/Call ASAP  Anytime   778-838-3463

 

Most of my searches are for lost rings, cell phones, car and house keys… Today I got a call to travel two hours to a rock quarry in Agassiz BC, Armstrong Sand and Gravel LTD, to look for a broken part of machinery. It was the finger from a backhoe that had broken off and was hiding somewhere in the rock and gravel, out of sight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was a huge concern for if it made its way into the rock crusher it would’ve destroyed it completely (weighs close to 200 pounds), not a good time as we are just dealing with disastrous floods in the area for the past week. I didn’t realize how important a rock quarry is and how essential this service is, as without them it would be impossible to rebuild infrastructure’s like roads and railroad tracks, This company was incredibly busy unlike any other year in their history, section of our highway were closed for close to a week and we have lost the use of the Coquihalla highway that is the “lifeline” between BC and the rest of Canada. Most likely to re-open in January, Abbotsford which suffered huge floods are said to have a two year recovery ahead of them to rebuild their infrastructure… The floods caused at least 450 million in damages. Local crops were contaminated, vegetable crops destroyed by floodwaters.

 

My search took approximately one hour and 30 minutes and I found it in the third location.  It was covered up and buried but not deep, they were very very happy that it was found and they can continue crushing rocks and getting trucks out to rebuild the infrastructure’s and help our roads get fixed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signet Ring Found near Woodstock, Oxfordshire

 

When I realised the ring I had been wearing non-stop for the last 10 years wasn’t on my finger one morning, I immediately panicked. This ring was a 21st birthday gift from my parents, engraved with my initials on the top and a message from them on the underside, so it was incredibly sentimental to me. I wracked my brains as to where it could be and my heart sunk when I realised there was a chance I could have lost it on a run the day before.  

I posted about losing my ring on an online neighbourhood community group which is where someone recommended ringfinders.com, which led me to finding Constantine. 10 days passed between losing my ring and Constantine coming to the rescue. These 10 days were spent tearing my hair out and turning my flat upside down, searching through hoover bags and food waste bins – glamorous!  

I had a gut feeling that my ring would most likely be somewhere outside, as I had been cleaning out my guinea pig’s hutch the morning I noticed it missing, and it was a particularly cold morning so my fingers had probably shrunk and were verging on numb so I wouldn’t have felt the ring come off.

 Constantine scanned the garden and piles of leaves thoroughly, but no joy. Then we decided to empty the garden waste bin (the contents of which covered the lawn!). I saw Constantine bend down to pick something up, and there it was! He’d found it! I couldn’t believe it. 

Puzzle Ring Returned Mass

Today I was called to my home town to help relocate a lost ring, it had been on Mikes finger since 1971. He purchased the ring while in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  It was a beautiful 6 band 18 k Yellow Gold Puzzle Ring.  He was working in the yard, doing his annual Fall raking, when at the end of the day, he noticed it was missing.  Desperate to get it back, He googled Lost Ring and my name showed up, he gave me a call in hopes that I could somehow help find it in amongst multiple bags of leaves. I got his info and left immediately,  When I arrived at Mikes place, I had him dump each bag on top of the tarp one at a time.  Still no luck, moving into the yard I gridded the yard slowly, and again no luck.  Almost ready to call it a day, I asked one last question about the trash can and did he use it. Yes he replied, that he had removed his gloves and put them on top of it.  I walked over and swung once,  and that familiar low tone rang louder than ever, there it was staring up at me.  I had Mike come look at it, and he ran and tripped up the stairs yelling for his wife to come out and have a look.  She said I had that look on my face like I found it.  Lol.   I said yes I did.  After a few pictures and lots great stories, I was invited to take a ride in his private plane, and you bet I will take him up on it.  Congratulations Mike, on that special ring.

18 K Puzzle Ring

Mike (Pilot) sporting his puzzle ring

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