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Diamond Engagement/Wedding Ring lost in lake…Recovered in Foster City, CA!!!

  • from Walnut Creek (California, United States)

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Saedah was in an obvious panic when she lost her diamond engagement/wedding ring off the deck and into the lake at a Bay Area restaurant!  She admitted to locating THERINGFINDERS.COM website and proceeding to contact just about every member in the Bay Area for help.  Once word got to me, the idea of performing only my 2nd request for a water recovery this year was appealing.  It was late in the evening and I wouldn’t be available until mid-day the following afternoon, but I agreed to sign on to the task.

The details as to where the ring fell into the lake were really good, however the depth was left a bit ambiguous.  Not knowing this piece of the puzzle, I packed an enormous amount of equipment for the recovery.  When I showed up to the location I used a tape measure to check the depth of the water near the site Saedah noted the ring was lost.  It was just under 5 feet in depth but dropped off steep.  I decided to make an attempt without a ton of gear and took just a scoop and the Equinox 800.  I located a CLOSED for CONSTRUCTION boat dock to access the water from and slid into the water.  Making it half the distance to the location of the missing diamond ring, I turned back to grab a mask and snorkel.

Once in the location underneath where Saedah and friends were sitting prior to the loss of the ring, it took only seconds to recover it.  We had MADE THE RECOVERY!!!

As I emerged from the lake with my gear and the missing ring, patrons of the restaurant clapped and congratulated me.  The manager stated that a lot of phones, rings, eating utensils and other things often end up in the lake along the deck, but this was the first time he had heard of anything being recovered.  I sent Saedah a picture of the ring and then called… she was overjoyed that the ring was found and safe and set out to meet me at the location.  This was an excellent way to start the weekend!

I wanted to thank Saedah for trusting me with the recovery of her meaningful and precious ring.  And also to all of the other Ring Finders who helped point her in my direction!  I consider this a win for all of us, Thank you!

The boat dock from which I entered the water and the deck the missing ring was lost off of.

Freshly recovered from the lake!

The recovered ring!

The Diamond Engagement/Wedding ring!

Saedah with her ring back where it belonged.

Bay Area Ring Finders: Brendon Chapman… Metal Detecting Service/Call ASAP     925-580-2590

Lost Wedding Ring Found in A Maine Lake With A Metal Detector

  • from Old Orchard Beach (Maine, United States)

On Saturday July 8th, I received a call from Amy. Her husband, Johnny, had lost his wedding ring, in the water, at their lake house, in Raymond, Maine, the previous day. After searching the shallow water with sifters and rakes on Friday and Saturday morning without finding the ring, they decided to do an online search for help. They found me on The Ring Finders site and Amy made the call. They were located on Panther Pond, in Raymond, Maine. I knew the area fairly well as they were very close to Sebago Lake, which I have previously been to. I immediately got my equipment together and loaded in my vehicle and made the 45-50 minutes drive to their lake house.
Johnny immediately met my wife and I as we drove up to the house. Jonny explained that he just got married 5 months ago and was very upset with losing the ring in the water. He had been roasting marshmallows over a fire and had gone into the lake to wash his hands. After washing his hands, he shook his hands to dry them off and the ring flew off into the lake. Johnny showed me the area he was in when the ring flew off. I started my slow sweeps along the sand bottom of the lake, with the Minelab CTX-3030, and in less than two minutes I received a nice low tone signal, reading 12-20 on the VDI screen. I got the pinpointer out and located the target. A couple of scoops of sand with my hand and I saw a bright and shiny gold wedding ring. I picked the ring up and showed Johnny, Amy and extended family and friends that were watching and received a big round of applause that made me feel just great. To see the relief and smiles on Johnny and Amy’s faces makes me feel so proud and lucky to be able to help people in their time of need. What a great hobby. Here is wishing Amy and Johnny many many happy years of marriage.

Duke’s Deck Drop Gold Wedding Band Tacoma, WA

  • from Mercer Island (Washington, United States)


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Watch the SeattleRingHunter recover a lost white gold wedding band dropped from Duke’s patio into the Puget Sound below.

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June 2022 Josh called asking for support in retrieving his dropped wedding band. He was having a meal with his family and friends at Duke’s Seafood. They were sitting outside on patio enjoying the view when his wedding band slipped off his finger rolled down his leg and fell through the cracks of the deck. It then plunked into the sea water below.

After our initial phone conversation Josh was able to visit the restaurant and make some small marks on the patio. This allowed me to come in days later to work the mission while he was busy at work. This is something I often arrange as everyone keeps very busy these days. We tend to find a way to get all the necessary information to enable us to realize a recovery.

Having the exact spot marked and documented afforded me a lot of saved time during the dive search. Good information and intel often lead to best results. We appreciate Josh for reaching out for assistance ands willingness in dropping by the site to do this extra step. Ultimately it resulted in an efficient recovery and him getting his precious wedding band back from the sea! 

Watch the video to see the recovery of Josh’s dropped wedding band from the depths of Puget Sound.

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Lost White Gold Engagement Ring in Deer Lake….Found!!!

  • from Spokane (Washington, United States)

Swimming around, splashing and having fun Christina was enjoying  a summer time swim in Deer Lake. As the family dog inched closer to the edge of the dock, Christina started splashing at the dog to entice the dog to jump in. Watching the water droplets fly into the air Christina saw her engagement ring fly off of her finger and quickly sink into the deep dark water below. Panicking, Christina screamed for help. Her fiance Braeden heard her cries and ran out quickly to find out the cause. Dismayed by the news of the lost ring Braeden, Christina and  the friends and family that were there started to brainstorm on how to recover the ring. The water was 20ish feet deep, so they thought they might be able to drop a magnet down to retrieve the ring. After testing the magnet out on other rings that were present they found out gold is not magnetic. Braeden then knew what he had to do, ask Google a question. How to find a ring in a lake. BAM…The Ring Finders website showed up with the answer. Call Luke Schlining the Ring Finder 509 263-8995 the story read. I was just walking back to my car after celebrating a birthday party for some neighbor kids when I got a call. “Can you you find a ring in a lake”? Braeden asked. My answer was a resounding yes and we discussed the details of the search. I got all my gear ready and headed out to Deer Lake. After diving down to 20 feet I could see and fill a that i was in a thermocline . The water was an ice cold 32 degree  and viscis  . The visibility was ok until the silt got stirred up. Oh yeah and my waterproof metal detector started to flood with water. I however, didn’t find this out until I arrived home. I knew for a fact that my metal detector was the reason I didn’t find the ring. I did tell Christina and Braeden I would fill my tanks and be back the next weekend. So here we are the next weekend. I found myself suiting up to go diving again at Deer Lake. Christina and Braeden were there anxiously waiting. I had another waterproof metal detector with me this time a vibratector. So I knew I would be getting a lot of signals. After about a dozen nails later I transitioned to the left of my buoy and there in the silt was Christina’s ring. The amazement of seeing her ring was overwhelming.  I worked really hard to find that ring so it felt great to have it in my hand. I surfaced with the ring and told the couple man its clear down there, so clear I found your ring. Braeden had a huge smile on his face as I handed him the ring.  As I exited the water and packed up my gear, I got to talk to Braeden and Christina about their engagement and proposal. They both were very happy with lots of praise and thank you’s. I had a blast finding this ring thank you guys for trusting in the Ring Finders.

FOUND…Ladies White Gold Wedding Ring Lost in Lake Mitchell, Clanton, Alabama!

I received a call from Greg and Jamie right before lunch time on Sunday, July 12th, 2020.  They explained that Jamie had lost her white gold wedding ring while swimming in Lake Mitchell on the 4th of July.  Jamie’s ring is normally a snug fit, but after swimming for a few hours making the ring slightly loose, her ring slid off and into the water after getting snagged in the back of their boat’s wooden platform while she was climbing out of the water.  Jamie watched in dismay as the ring fell and she tried her best to grab it before it sunk to the bottom, but to no avail.  Greg borrowed a mask and searched the lake bottom, but was unable to come up with her ring.  Jamie’s wedding ring was custom made by a friend and had huge sentimental value.  I could tell just how much it meant to her as she was unable to talk about her ring without getting emotional.  Greg ended up buying a Nokta Makro PulseDive Pinpointer and searched with SCUBA gear, but only found pull tabs and bottlecaps in the area that he was able to cover.  During a Google search, Greg’s sister found the blog I wrote about the ring recovery I did a few months earlier for a ring lost in a lake in Tuskegee, Alabama.

There was a large storm passing through Huntsville when they called me, but it was supposed to pass to the east.  Lake Mitchell is in Clanton, AL and about a 2.5 hour drive south of Huntsville, so the weather was clear down there.  Greg and Jamie asked if I would be willing to do a search and I told them I’d be more than happy to!  I could come out that Sunday or wait until the following weekend when I was off again from work.  Jamie preferred that I come as soon as possible as the lake was a public area.  I agreed and my husband, Lindell, and I gathered up our gear and were on our way within the hour.  We met up with Greg and Jamie and were on the water by 2:30pm.  The area the ring was lost was about a 10 minute boat ride from the marina.  We made it out there and I had just got in the water with my detector when we realized the storm took a turn south and was upon us.  We decided to take cover and wait out the storm.  Lindell and I were finally able to get in the water and conduct a search around 4pm.  We searched for about 3 hours, but only came up with the usual pull tabs, bottle caps, and fishing gear.  Jamie decided to call it as it was getting late.  She asked if I thought that her ring was gone forever.  I told her that if her ring was there (which she saw it fall off), it could definitely be found.  I just needed more time to complete a thorough grid search.  If you miss it by an inch, then you miss it by a mile.  We planned to do another search the following Saturday starting earlier in the day.

Lindell and I went back out to Lake Mitchell and met up with Jamie and Greg on Saturday, July 18th.  The ring was lost in about 3 feet of water, but there was a possibility that the water level had changed.  There was a permanent marker buoy there as our reference point.  The search area was now around 3-5 feet of water.  During the week I made marker buoys with dive weights to mark a 4 corner grid.  We set-up the grid and I got in the water with my Equinox 800 and long handled XTREME Sand Scoop.  I told Jamie not to be discouraged as the search may take a few hours to check all signals that came up in the white gold range.

Greg brought 2 SCUBA set-ups.  Greg and Lindell planned to conduct SCUBA searches.  I was unable to dive as I had a craniotomy to remove a benign meningioma about 7 weeks prior.  Greg helped Lindell get set-up and Lindell got in the water with our brand new Excalibur 2 about 10 minutes after me.  Lindell started on the opposite side from me (area we had not had time to search the week prior).  Greg was just getting in the water when Lindell came up to me.  Inconspicuously, Lindell showed me a ring.  It was Jamie’s lost wedding ring!!!  Lindell’s 4th target after 3 pull tabs was Jamie’s ring!  Lindell said he was going to surprise Jamie.  Lindell then went up and showed Greg.  Jamie hadn’t noticed, because she was trying to keep busy by walking around in the water.  We all remained calm.  Lindell went up to Jamie and had her scan his hand with the Excalibur.  She said his watch was setting off the detector, Lindell then opened up his hand and revealed her ring.  Jamie stood in shock for a moment, because she thought the search would take a while.  Once Jamie realized it was her ring, she was just overcome with emotion!  What a great feeling!!!  This is the best part of being a Ring Finder!  The second best is finding the ring.  Celebration hugs and high-fives followed.  We took a few pictures and took a few moments to let it all sink in.  Jamie’s ring is absolutely gorgeous!!!  I had never seen a ring like this before!  As always, I thanked the Lord for a safe and successful ring recovery!

Jamie and Greg are such a sweet and friendly couple!  They brought sandwiches and offered to take us around the lake on their boat for the rest of the afternoon.  We graciously accepted and had a blast!  Lake Mitchell is absolutely beautiful!  What a great day!!!

If you or someone you know has lost a ring, jewelry, or other metal item, please contact a member of The Ring Finders.


Lost Gold Engagement Ring and Wedding Band Set…Recovered from Lake in Tuskegee, AL!

I received a call last night (21 March 2020) from Alexandria.  She sounded very distraught as she told me that she lost her engagement ring and wedding band set just hours earlier while wading in knee deep water at a lake.  Alex asked if I’d be willing to drive to Tuskegee, Alabama to look for her ring.  I’ve never been to Tuskegee before.  I did a quick Google Maps search from my location in Huntsville to Tuskegee.  The trip one-way was 228 miles or almost a 3.5 hour drive!  On my Ring Finders profile page, I advertise that I prefer to stay within a 100 mile radius of Huntsville, but can definitely travel further if needed.  My mentality is that if someone needs my help, I’m willing to travel anywhere to help them.  I got back on the phone, told Alex, “absolutely,” and started planning my trip.

I left early the next morning, so that I could get to the lake in Tuskegee by 8am.  I wanted to give myself plenty of time for the search just in case it turned out to be much harder then I thought it would.  Alex was certain that she felt the ring slip off her finger while she was reaching down in the water.  She also remembered the exact spot she was standing at in the lake.  Based on those two factors, I felt very confident that her ring would be found.

I set up my Equinox 800 and headed into the water.  Once I was at the correct spot, I started my grid search.  I picked up a lot of various signals on my detector.  Alex told me that this was a yellow gold engagement ring that sits inside of a yellow gold wedding band.  The signals I was getting weren’t coming up in the gold range.  I decided to check a few iffy signals, but soon realized the object was too big or too deep to be her ring and moved on.  Then, a few feet to my left, I picked up a solid yellow gold tone on my Nox.  One quick scoop and there lying in the bottom of my Xtreme sand scoop was Alexandria’s beautiful gold ring set still locked together as one piece!!!

I saw pure joy, happiness, and relief on Alex’s face as we all celebrated!  You can definitely see it in the photo below where she’s looking down at the ring back on her finger where it belongs!  I praised and thanked the Lord!  The night before and on my drive to Tuskegee, I asked God to guide me to Alex’s ring.  He sure delivered a quick, safe, and successful search!

Some people might consider that driving 7 hours (450 miles) to spend 10-15 minutes finding a complete stranger’s ring is just plain crazy.  But this is what I live for!  I love conducting these searches and seeing the priceless reaction on someone’s face when you find their lost item and return it to them.  It never gets old!

If you or someone you know has lost a ring, jewelry, or other metal item, please contact a member of The Ring Finders.


San Diego how to find a Lost ring in Lake

  • from Carlsbad (California, United States)



TheRingFinders Metal detecting service helped recover a Lost wedding ring in Fallbrook Ca. OPEN NOW 24/7 CALL 760 889 2751

I received a call from Marissa regarding a Ring that was lost in a man made lake during a wedding the day before.
Uh-Oh! After a few questions & concerns we decided the best time to perform a search was 7:30am the next morning.She was able to get permission while I signed some insurance wavers needed because this specific location was a privately owned Lakeside Wedding estate at a remote area of Fallbrook Ca.

Upon arriving to the scene of the lost ring, I met Marissa and the Owner who had lent his precious heirloom Platinum/Gold band for the Wedding ceremony.They showed me where it was last seen falling into the abyssal lake along the edge amongst a solid boulder retaining wall. Fortunately I brought a tape measure & the depth was only chest to shoulder deep so I geared up my equipment then down into the murky mucky water I went seeking into fish poop and clam shells…!
Along with a first chilling morning in San Diego shakingly cold,,The biggest obstacle I had on this type of search is the area where the ring had flown off too had contained many large boulders from the edge of the water retreating out nearly 4 feet.

I began searching and was able too clear the targets in this short 6’X6’ zone with the first machine I used,A Whites Dual field waterproof Metal Detector.I did find 1 Quarter,2 dimes along with a bit of trash but no ring! So I switched Detectors with another pulse induction machine that is NOT hard wired & I Previously modified it for diving along with a small coil to get between nooks and crannies for these few calls.

“I do detect ambiguity in this section of the act” This search is still active⚠️…
Though, I may fail from giving up!

I quickly began the second grid search while hearing multiple signals of Non ferrous Metals in between and around the boulders using the tip of my 6 inch coil?! I then began scooping and scooping in Zero visibility water while dumping the piles out with help from the owner of the ring. After being certain I was chasing my tale on all these many potential targets lodged between the boulders, I decided to check the piles of black muck I scooped up and dumped up above..The first pile I swung over I could hear a conductive non ferrous metal when I unveiled it to be only just a penny. The second pile was the sound of a holy nickel….But it was only,,,,, Actually…..

I couldn’t help but cheer and smile with them. This kind of excitement is thrilling plus the story behind this lost Heirloom ring will Live forever & ever again.

What I’ve learned on many types of calls has kept me ahead in better preparation for providing the best equipment and know how on How to find your lost ring.

((Who ya gonna call)) ?

Curtis Cox 760 889 2751 ©️®️©️

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Lost Wedding Band in an Iowa Lake – Recovered

  • from Waverly (Iowa, United States)

Monday I had an Email from Michelle who resides in North Carolina. Seems a couple weeks prior, her and her family were visiting family here in Iowa and were staying at an uncles cabin on a lake. The story you have heard many time on this site, she removed her ring to put sunscreen on the kids and put the ring in her pocket. Later she went to sit on the bench at the end of the dock and her phone and ring fell out. The phone landed on the dock but the ring was gone. I was missing a couple key pieces of equipment like submersable headphones and a sand scoop to properly do this job. I had no reason to buy them prior. Since she knew where they fell out I figured I stood a good chance of finding them but of course I did not tell her that so she did not get her hopes up. I told her I could do it and agreed to do it the next Saturday since it was suppose to be 90 deg and Humid. She said that her in-laws and Her Husbands uncle would be there and were having a family gathering that day. I promptly ordered the Headphones and scoop so I would have them for the weekend and asked my wife and son if they wanted to go for a road trip which they were excited to do.

Saturday came and I neglected to watch the forecast and we took off for the 3 hour drive. When we got there is was raining and shy 70 deg. We made small talk with the uncle for a while under the garage lean-to and watched it rain for a bit but then I said there was no time like the present so I went to the lake and got in. It was not bad once you got in. The water had dropped about 2 foot in the last couple weeks so it was only about 3 foot deep The bottom was a mix of Silt, rock up to 2-3″ and sand. First thing I had to do was figure out how to use the detector when I could not see the bottom or the coil. I finally figured out that I could pinpoint and then use my foot to mark the spot to dig. I had just sent my waterproof hand held pinpointed in for repair so I was without that which might have made things a bit easier. Now digging was another learning experience since I have not used a sand scoop before so it took a little while to figure out that I had to dig deeper than I was and with the big rock I had to really give it some effort. At one point I had my son Jordan come in with me and we tried some different strategies without really any luck. After a little over an hour I loosened the setting up on my metal detector and it was raining pretty hard at this point that I could hardly see. We decided we should take a break and warm up but I had hit upon a strong signal that I wanted to try. I gave it a big dig and came up with a aluminum Rivet Washer so I now figured I had the right technique. I hit on another strong signal and I took a big scoop and nothing. I tried and hit it again so I took another big scoop and I pulled it up and  I exclaimed excitedly “Jordan, there it is”. So we washed the dirt and rocks off and there she was in the bottom of the scoop. I told Jordan that when we get out to tell everyone watching, which was like 20 people now. that we were going to take a break and warm up. So he gets out first and started walking to the garage and they met him half way and asked if we found anything and like a champ said no. I got out and I had to walk back to the deck and get my shirt and sandals and I come walking up and the MIL and FIL met me and I asked if anyone even knew what the Ring looked like. The MIL started to describe it and then I held up my hand and asked if it looked like this. Her scream could of awoke the dead and the FIL could not believe we had found it. I learned later that they were skeptics and were telling Michelle that it was gone and there was no way that it could be found but Michelle told them that she had to at least try so she had a piece of mind . They are now believers and there were some very joyous people. It was a good Family outing that ended well for everyone.



Lost ring in Lake Harris, Florida…..Found and Returned!

  • from Sanford (Florida, United States)

Dawn and her son, Tristen, were swimming at their favorite spot on Lake Harris and enjoying the cool water and digging clams. They would feel in the sand with their toes and when they found a clam they would dig it up and put it in their bucket. Now and then they would find old bottles and an assortment of junk. Some of the items were down right dangerous to be stepping on, especially in the water, and this made Dawn and Tristen tread very lightly. One of the clams was buried rather deeply in the sand and as Dawn tried to dig it up she actually felt her ring slip off of her finger. She frantically dug down into the sand trying to feel for it and after numerous failed attempts she gave up. This special ring was her son’s birthstone ring and Dawn had been wearing it for at least 8 years and now it was gone. Dawn’s heart was broken and she felt she would never see her ring again and that thought led her to do an internet search on “How to find a lost ring in the water”!
Dawn found one of my stories on and sent me an email that morning. As she waited for my response she decided to just give me a call. I could tell by her voice how anxious she was to get her lost ring back, so I made arrangements to meet her later on that afternoon. If she was fairly sure of the exact location in the water and where she was standing when she lost her ring–then I told her that her lost ring was still there waiting to be found and that gave her some much needed HOPE!
Two hours later I met Dawn and Tristen at their special swimming location and as I waded into the cool water it was obvious why they loved this spot so much. The large cypress trees provided the perfect shade from the warm Florida sun and the sandy bottom felt so soft under my scuba boots. My first signal was the top of an old beer can and along with the aluminum target were various pieces of glass. Then my second signal was another piece of aluminum accompanied by more glass! I soon realized that this peaceful looking place could be very dangerous and I needed to be real careful. It took a total of maybe 10 minutes and there in my floating sifter, surrounded by pieces of glass and clam shells was Dawn’s beautiful ring! She was shocked that I had found it so soon but oh so thrilled to have her lost ring found.
Maybe you know where you have lost something that you would really like to have found and returned? If so, send me an email or better yet, give me a call ASAP! I am here to help!
Mike McInroe—honored to be a member of

Lost ring in lake…Casselberry, Florida…Found!

  • from Sanford (Florida, United States)

Tanae was relaxing on the dock with her two boys, enjoying the warm sun and the beautiful lake view, when all of a sudden her youngest son bumped into her. Normally this would not have been a big deal, but Tanae was fiddling with her ring and the innocent bump was enough to cause her to drop her ring. And as most docks are constructed of wooden lumber there are always spaces between the boards and invariably when something falls it will find one of those tiny cracks!
Tanae could not believe what had just happened and a feeling of panic gripped her heart. She tried getting into the water and feeling around but soon realized it was too deep and the bottom was very soft and full of mud and debris.
In her desperate need to get her ring back, Tanae searched the internet for someone to help and that lead her to web site. She contacted me and we made arrangements to meet at the park. I tried to reassure Tanae that I would do my best to find her lost ring. I loaded up my van with my wetsuit, Tesoro Tiger Shark metal detector, scoop, towels and other gear and headed to the park. Thankfully it was a very warm, sunny day and even though the water was cold I was prepared to get wet. I arrived at the park and checked out the dock and water as I waited for Tanae. Not knowing which end of the small dock to search under I decided to check the depth with my pvc pole and realized that the bottom dropped off very quickly.
So when Tanae arrived and showed me the corner of the dock where she was sitting I was very thankful that it was towards the shallower end. I entered the cold water and swung the detector over the bottom close to the corner post. And there were plenty of signals—probably nails and screws and sinkers and such. (I should have taken my magnet on a rope to clear the area out first!) So I set about the task of scooping out the bottom debris and looking through each load—and on the fourth scoop–there was Tanae’s ring!
What an honor it has been to help this young mother get her sentimental lost ring back!
Lost your ring? Call ASAP!
Mike McInroe, proud member of