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Lost ring in the sand, Ponce Inlet, Fl…..Found and Returned!

from Sanford (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-321-363-6029

Dom and his girlfriend were spending a warm summer day at the beach near Ponce Inlet, Florida, basking in the hot sun and swimming in the cool Atlantic waters. His girlfriend had taken her heirloom ring off and set it in the cupholder of her beach chair and soon forgot all about it. As high tide approached it was time to go and they gathered up their chairs, tent and other belongings and loaded up the truck and yes you guessed it, the ring fell into the soft sand and disappeared! They soon remembered the ring and returned to their parking spot on the beach and scoured the sand but realized the impossible task of finding such a small item in so soft of sand. For the next day and a half they agonized over the loss and that prompted a Google search which led them to theringfinders.com!

I assured Dom that I would come out and look for their ring and would search the following day as well if I was unable to find it on my first try.

We met the next day and as Dom tried to remember exactly where he had parked his truck, I began to grid search a large area hoping to come across his girlfriends lost ring. My new Whites TDI Beach Hunter was running smooth and hitting deep targets so I felt confident that if I went over the ring it would give a good signal and sure enough, an hour into the search, there in the sand was the lost opal and white gold ring waiting to be retrieved! The relief on Dom’s face was priceless and I was reminded again of why I love this service so much! It was an honor to help Dom and I am thankful to God for allowing me to find and return his girl friends lost ring!

Lost something recently? Call ASAP! Mike McInroe….blessed to be a part of theringfinders.com

Beautiful White Gold Wedding Band and Anniversary Ring Lost in North Myrtle Beach SC, Found and Returned

from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-655-5889

I received a very early morning message from Brianna saying she had lost her rings and wanted to know if I could help find it. I replied asking the usual questions about time, location on the beach, and any additional details. By 10 am I hadn’t heard anything, so I messaged her asking her to call me. If the rings had been lost in the water I had a small window of opportunity because low tide was at noon. She called a short time later and gave me the details. She said that her family had been sitting near the high tide line and she had put her rings in her grandmother’s bag for safe keeping. Her and her husband had gone swimming in the ocean and having a good time. After leaving the beach, and some time later in the day, she asked her grandmother for her rings. Guess what, no rings in the bag! While they were still at the beach, her grandfather, Frank, had gone in the bag and removed his cell phone, so they concluded that’s when the rings had to have fallen out. I told her I had a couple of things to do and I’d text her when I was on my way.

I arrived about 30 minutes later and met her and Frank walking down the sidewalk towards the beach. Once on the beach, I asked a few more questions including what I was looking for. Brianna showed me a picture of the ring and I asked if it was white gold, she responded it was silver. Looking at the picture, I was pretty sure I was looking for a white gold ring, but I kept both options open so I knew what to look for as far as numbers on my Equinox. Frank pointed out two areas they had been sitting at, so I started a grid search in the one that he was pretty sure was where he grabbed his phone. The beach was already very crowded, and my search areas were shrinking. I searched the 10X20 foot area finding only a few junk targets. I started searching the second area and Frank said that Brianna thought they were a little further out towards the water in the first area, and Frank thought they might have been a little further south. Ok, I finished up the second area and moved back to the first area and extended the search out to cover both Frank and Brianna’s areas. In the course of doing the grid, I had to ask a couple of groups if they would mind moving a little so I could search the areas they were in. Once I explained what I was looking for, I had no problems. Just a few steps past one of the groups I got a strong signal with a 10 on the Equinox 800, which was exactly what I was looking for with a White Gold ring. One scoop and I had it out of the hole, spread the sand out with my foot and saw the sparkle of diamonds looking up at me. I picked it up, blew the sand off, and turned around holding the ring up for Brianna to see. I could see her shock, eyes the size of quarters, and mouthing “you found it?” By the time she ran down the beach to me, the tears were flowing. Evidently, she had told a number of people on the beach what was going on because I got a nice round of applause and people wanting to see her ring once I gave it back to her. All returns are fantastic, but these types are extra special. Grandpa’s out of the dog house, big smile on Brianna’s face, all is good again!

Brianna, thank you for trusting me to help find your treasure, enjoy the rest of your vacation, and have a safe trip home.

Jim

 

      

Grandmother’s Silver Ring Lost in the Sand, Found and Returned Myrtle Beach SC

from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-655-5889

George called me saying his daughter, Anna’s friend, Karsen, had lost a ring in the dry sand and was wondering if I could help find it. George told me they were in Myrtle Beach, so I needed to contact Matt Fry, the TRF for Myrtle Beach, since this was his area. I tried calling Matt, both at his shop and his cell phone a few times each, and wasn’t getting any response. I called George back and got the address of the resort they were at and told him I was on my way.

I met George on the beach, and he explained that Karsen had taken her 3 rings off and put them on a towel. Unknowingly, Anna picked up the towel, as they were leaving, and the rings were tossed into the sand. They were able to find 2 of the rings, but couldn’t find the ring that was Karsen’s grandmothers. After about an hour of searching, George was talking to one of the lifeguards who mentioned that there was someone that would come out and help find the ring. The lifeguard couldn’t remember the name, so George started searching Google and found my website. Once George pointed out the area, I turned my machine on and within a couple of minutes I got a strong 17 on my Equinox. I dug a small scoop of sand and saw the tiny silver ring on top of the sand in the scoop. I handed the ring to George, who called Anna telling them to come back down to the beach from the resort. Within minutes Karsen was on the beach with her ring back where it belonged.

George, thank you for trusting me to help find Karsen’s ring, and have a great rest of your vacation.

Jim

   

Man’s Silver Maggie Lee Pendant and Chain Necklace Found and Returned Sunset Beach NC

from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-655-5889

I was on a ring search on Sunset Beach when a young man, Arkhum, came up to me and asked if I would mind looking for his Silver Pendant and Chain Necklace. He told me he’d lost it the day before and knew the area where it was lost. I followed him up the beach to the dry sand area where he pointed out the area. About 3 steps, I had a strong signal, dug a scoop of sand and had it. I handed him back his necklace that his wife had bought him. He was very happy to get it back.

Jim

   

Man’s Gold Wedding Band Lost in the Ocean, Found and Returned North Myrtle Beach, SC

from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-655-5889

Dana called me about 1:30 pm telling me her husband, Steven, had lost his gold wedding band the day before and was wondering if I could help find it. I asked her what time he lost it, was it in the dry sand, wet sand or in the ocean, and if in the ocean, how deep was he. She replied that he lost it about 6:30 pm, in the ocean, and was about waist deep. Since he lost it a couple of hours before low tide and it was almost high tide when she called, it’d be best to wait until later that evening to attempt the search. She agreed and I told her I’d be there around 7:30 pm. I got the feeling that it might be a large search area, so I called Jim Brouwer, who had helped me earlier in the morning on two other searches, and asked him if wanted to go on one more. He agreed, so we set the time to meet at Dana and Steven’s resort.

When we got there at 7:30 pm, we met Dana and Steven and got the details. It was a pretty good size area and Mother Nature wasn’t cooperating with some fairly large waves crashing the beach. We cut the search in half and both started grid searches. Jim was doing a parallel search on his side, and I was doing a perpendicular search from the shore to about knee to thigh deep in the ocean on my side. After about an hour, something came up and Jim had to leave. Shortly after he left, I started doing grid lines parallel to the beach. Right around 9 pm, it was dark, and the waves were getting bigger. I figured I’d do a few more search lines and call it a night, thinking I’d be back within the next day or two. Dana and Steven came down to the beach to see if there’d been any progress in finding Steven’s ring and I explained what my plan was. About 10 minutes later, I got a strong 13-14 on the Equinox, most 13-14 numbers are pull tabs, but occasionally a gold ring will pop up. That’s exactly what happened in this case. I took a picture of the ring and sent it with a text saying “BINGO” to Dana. I got an immediate reply saying “Yay!” It didn’t take them long to show up. A very happy couple and another saved vacation.

Dana and Steven, thank you for trusting in me to help find your lost treasure. Have a great rest of your vacation and a safe trip back home to Texas.

Jim

  

Lost Rings , Monterey, Salinas , CA ….. Found

from Monterey (California, United States)

Hi, my name is Tom . I joined the Ringfinders to help folks find their lost jewelry & items.    If you’ve lost something where a metal detector might be helpful (terra firma, sand, etc…) & need help, contact me.     I will do my best to help you find what was lost.  I love any excuse to get out and hunt.

Man’s Gold Wedding Band Lost in the Ocean at North Myrtle Beach SC, Found and Returned

from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-655-5889

On May 13th, I received an email from Cliff stating he had lost his wedding band the week before, on May 7th, while swimming in the ocean in North Myrtle Beach. I thought the resort he said he had stayed at was in Myrtle Beach, so I passed the email on to Matt Fry, the ring finder for Myrtle Beach. After a few more emails with Cliff, I realized the ring was actually lost in North Myrtle Beach so I took the search and called Matt to let him know.

I got all the details from Cliff, including the fact that he lost his ring just a little over an hour after high tide, which was good, but he also said he was roughly waist deep when he lost it, which puts it out in the ocean a little further. Cliff was back home, in Ohio, so I sent him a google map of the area with my anticipated search area outlined, he replied that he thought the area should shift a little to the north. Looking at the tide table, low tide was at 9:55 pm, so I hit the beach close to 8 pm expecting to work the outgoing tide. Once I got to the beach, I expanded my search area out, probably 15 yards on both ends. Working parallel to the surf, I started my grid search at about the mid tide line. After almost an hour, and maybe 15 grid lines of 60-70 yards each, I got a strong 15/16 on my Equinox 800. I dug a shallow scoop of sand and saw the gold wedding band staring up at me from the bottom of the scoop. After almost a week, I was surprised the ring wasn’t deeper than where I found it, but so happy to have it in my hand. I took a couple of pictures and sent them to Cliff with a text of “BA-BOOM!!! Look familiar? Call me!” I got his address and got his ring in the mail the next morning.

I received an email on Thursday, May 16th that he had just received his ring. In his email he told me that he hadn’t told his wife yet that he lost it. He said that they were enjoying their vacation so much that he didn’t want to ruin her time, although, both his sisters and daughter knew it was lost. Shortly after they got home, she left town on a work trip, and that’s when he searched the web and found one of my posts about finding another couple’s ring and contacted me. So Cliff was extremely happy that his ring was found and returned before he had to break the bad news to his wife. Another very happy ending!

Cliff, thank you for trusting me to help find your lost treasure.

Jim

 

 

Captiva / Sanibel Island — Engagement Ring Lost 30 Minutes after Proposal — Found and Returned

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

 


Thirty minutes after saying “yes” to a marriage proposal, Kim lost her engagement ring while trying to take a photo of the beautiful diamond ring.  In the process of trying to get the perfect picture, the ring fell into the beach sand below at the water’s edge.   The newly engaged couple as well as several on-lookers searched frantically for the lost ring—with no success.  That’s when Kim decided to search the internet on “how to find a lost ring” and she came across our contact information.

My wife and I arrived at the location over four hours after the ring had initially been lost.  The tide was rising and the wave action had increased a lot in that time.  We knew that with every passing minute, the ring could get buried under the soft sand quickly.

We got right to work going in opposite directions with our detectors staying within the search area the couple thought the ring was lost in.  Not long after our search began, my wife heard a faint / sketchy deep signal on her metal detector.  Finally after three or four attempts to retrieve the target, the ring appeared in her scoop and was quickly back on Kim’s finger.

This is one marriage proposal this couple will never forget and will be talking about for years to come!

 

Lost engagement ring, Daytona Beach, Florida….Found and Returned!

from Sanford (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-321-363-6029

I received a frantic call from a dear young lady named Ellie and by the tone and stress in her voice it was apparent she was upset and flustered. For the life of me I could not understand what she was saying and she soon hung up. One minute later, Will called me and explained the situation. Will’s girlfriend’s sister, Kelly had lost her engagement ring in the sand at Daytona Beach and they had spent allot of time searching for the ring with no success. So I dropped what I was doing and told Will I would be there within the hour.
When I arrived at the beach I was greeted by four young adults with anxious looks on their faces. They showed me where Kelly had walked from the beach heading towards an aluminum stairway and apparently while she was approaching the stairway she was brushing the sand from her hands and from around her diamond engagement ring. When all of a sudden her ring slipped off her finger and dropped into the soft sand at the base of the stairway. They also explained that they had asked an elderly gentleman who was metal detecting on the beach, if he could please help them locate the lost ring, but he was unable to find it. So my first thought was to start by the aluminum stairway and work my way out onto the sand. My first pass along the stairway I got a “99” reading at three spots where the stair beams went down into the sand and just inches away I got a solid “44” reading on my Garrett AT Max metal detector. The first signal, the first scoop and there was Kelly’s lost diamond engagement ring! They had given up all hope and now they could hardly believe their eyes! I thanked God for another very happy search ending and for allowing Kelly’s ring story to continue!
Lost something? Give me a call ASAP! Mike McInroe…sunny Florida ring finder!

Lost ring in sand at Daytona Beach, Fl……Found!

from Sanford (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-321-363-6029

Jan. 1st, I received this comment on one of my ring search stories. Rich wrote, “I believe I lost my ring on the beach approximately 50 yards to the right–facing the ocean–from the end of the Oceanview parking lot wooden walkway. It may have slid off my finger when I shook out my wife’s towel. It is a simple gold Florentine wedding band with “Marla love Oli 1974″ engraved on the inside. By some stroke of luck if anyone finds it, please notify me. Thanks, Rich” So I sent Rich an e-mail and asked him my usual questions, like: “What day and what time of the day were you on the beach and shook out your towel?” And “When can you meet me and show me the exact place where you were on the beach?” And, “And it sounds like you are not exactly sure that you lost it on the beach!” Rich’s response was “I am sorry, but I forgot to mention that I am in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area and was vacationing in Florida when I lost my ring.”
Thankfully Rich was able to give me precise details about where they were on the beach and what the area looked like. He even sent me a link to a google map with a pin of where they were when he shook out their towels. One of his descriptions of the beach indicated that there was soft sand and a long row of seaweed close to where they were sitting. That is what it looked like on Dec. 26th–the day after Christmas. But when I arrived at the beach, 9 days later, it was totally different looking. Sometime between Dec. 26th and Jan. 4th we had some really big waves with extra high surf. Enough to take a good 3 feet of sand off the upper beach area. There was literally no soft sand, except way up on the dunes. So I set up my 4 flags in the target area and looked for 4 hours and no ring. I did find lots of other targets–185 to be exact! Old crusty, green coins, fishing weights and all sorts of items. I sort of figured the ring would not be there after so much erosion and made plans to come back the following Sat. to look again. When I arrived on Saturday, the tide was a bit higher than I expected and I wound up searching higher up the beach and after digging more green coins and fishing weights—to my surprise up pops Rich’s lost gold wedding ring! I could hardly believe it was still in the same general area after all that erosion. I determined that a mans gold ring is quite different than a coin in that it does not slide and move around like a coin would. As the waves wash over it, back and forth, it tends to go down because of the hole in the center.
Rich was thrilled to hear that I found his ring and I was able to mail it to him the next week. All told, I searched 5 and a half hours and dug 185 targets, while looking for Rich’s ring. And it was so worth it!! Lost your ring? Call ASAP!
Mike McInroe, in sunny Florida