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iPhone 7 Lost at Manhattan Beach, CA, Found and Happily Returned.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

I received an email from Amber last Tuesday morning asking if I might be able to help her find her iPhone. She had lost it 2 days prior at the beach, and was unable to find it. I asked her to give me a call, so I could discuss the loss with her, and she called right away. She told me that the “Find My iPhone App” said it showed it was still there the day after it was lost, and the area of the loss I knew was not a high trafficked area, so the possibilities of a recovery increased more. She let me know that she was at work, and could meet me later in the day, but I felt I should get on this search right away and asked for all the specifics. After getting all the information, I was on my way.

When I got to the spot, I was relieved to see that the area had not been cleaned by the County sifting machines, so I knew the possibilities of a recovery increased. I began my search, and after about 4 passes, and a few coins and other metal objects, I got a very strong overloading signal. I brushed the sand away with my foot so as to not damage her phone, if that was what I had found, and about an inch under the surface, there it was. I emailed Amber to let her know I found the phone, and she asked that I provide a picture. She was very excited that I was able to help, so we arranged to meet after she got off of work, When we met she and her friend were so happy. Amber told me she had already decided to buy a new phone, but that would have been a burden because she was to start nursing school soon, and really could not afford to spend the extra money. So happy to have made Amber’s day last week!

 

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard, using the most up to date metal detectors, to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search, Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Northridge, Pasadena, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

iPhone Lost at Manhattan Beach, CA…Found and Happily Returned.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

Monday morning I had just gotten up when I received a call from Carly. She and her family had gone to the beach to experience the city’s Christmas fireworks the night before. They had created a little seating area in the sand, and her husband gave her his iPhone to hold for him, which she dutifully placed in her purse for safekeeping. During their time there her youngest got up and began running from the group, which caused Carly to jump up to give chase. During the chase, not realizing her purse was still open, the phone came out and embedded itself in the sand. She had not realized what happened until her husband asked for his phone. It was dark, and there was a lot of sand, and their searching became futile. Carly was not able to sleep, and found me on The Ring Finders site at 3:00 AM, thankfully she waited until 7:00 AM to call:-) I let her know that I would be there as soon as I got ready, and asked if she could make sure the county beach sifters left that area alone by waiting at the spot until I got there.

When I got to the beach Carly was waiting with her little one, a young bundle full of energy. She showed me the area they had been sitting, and I asked about what had happened, and where they ran to. I began my search, and Carly took her little one to the swings not far off. I made about 3 passes when I received an overpowering signal, and decided to just brush the sand aside with my foot. There it was, not 2 inches under the sand. I picked it up, wiped the dust off on my shirt, and waved it towards Carly, who became very excited, grabbed her son and ran over. While she was on her way, a group of people on a balcony overlooking the area commenced clapping for our success. What a great morning, lots of happy people.

 

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard, using the most up to date metal detectors, to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Northridge, Pasadena, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

iPhone Lost at Venice Beach, CA…Found and Returned.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-310-953-5268

Was doing a little metal detecting today at an unfortunately well groomed beach. When I got there the sand looked as though it had been gone over with a dragged 2×4 it was so smooth. I wanted to do a little dry sand detecting, but after a few hours and very little to show, I decided to head back to the parking lot. On my way a couple of young ladies came up to me and asked if I had a metal detector (which I happened to be carrying at the time). After I showed it to them, they explained that one of them had lost her iPhone the night before, right in the towel line. I told them how the beach had been groomed early in the morning and it was highly unlikely that the phone was still there. That is when they told me that it was showing up there on the Find My iPhone App. When they showed me I decided to help them out.

We walked over, and they showed me where they had been the previous night, so I began my search with them explaining what they had been doing. I searched everywhere they showed me with no results. They then told me they had to leave, and would probably have to get a new phone. As they walked away, I am thinking, “Wait it is showing it is still here”. I kept up my search, I had not gotten their number or any other information, but continued on. I got nothing anywhere they had showed me, so I started moving out of the box, expanding my search area. I was actually out about 50 feet from the original position when I got an overload signal in my headphones. I dug carefully with the scoop so as not to damage the phone if this was it, and there it was. I showed it to some of the people around who had helped her earlier in the day, and then the phone started ringing. It was the young lady who had lost the phone. Apparently they were able to see that the phone was now moving, and knew someone had found it. They asked me to drop it off at the Lifeguard station and they would pick it up later. The nice Lifeguard took my picture for me. Glad to have made another person’s day.

 

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard, using the most up to date metal detectors, to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Northridge, Pasadena, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

Keys and phone recovered at Torrey Pines State Beach

from La Jolla (California, United States)

Elisebeth was enjoying a day at the beach and buried her keys and phone in the sand under her blanket for safe keeping. When the tide started to come in and getting close to her blanket, someone moved it to higher ground, but, didn’t know about the keys and phone. Later when she was ready to leave, she realized her blanket wasn’t in it’s original location. The water had washed over the old area and she couldn’t locate the exact spot to retrieve her belongings. After a Google search and finding me on TheRingFinders.com website, we agreed to meet and conduct a search. Before we started, I mentioned that the phone and maybe her car fob may have been ruined by the salt water, but, she wanted them anyway. After showing me the search area, I started a grid right in the middle of it. After expanding out a couple of passes in each direction, I got a big signal that just had to be it. Sure enough, with just one scoop, up comes her keys and phone. Thankfully, she had the presence of mind to (previously unknown to me) put her items in a sealed plastic bag. Inside, everything was still nice and dry and working. A happy Elisebeth headed home with a smile on her face and not confronted with the ordeal of having to replace everything. A pleasure to meet you and thank you for the reward.