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Lost cell phone in water, Orlando, Florida…..Found and Returned!

from Sanford (Florida, United States)

Joe had just gotten his son, Jack, a new I-phone and had it fit with the new water proof case and all was going good until Jack said that he lost his phone in the water at a near by park! Apparently some of Jack’s friends were jumping into the water from a tree and Jack was trying to take some photos with his phone from the same tree, when two boys decided to jump at the same time. The leaning palm tree sprang back and Jack lost his balance and in the process dropped his new phone into the murky water 10 feet below. Scrambling down the tree Jack frantically searched for his phone and convinced the other boys to help. His phone had somehow disappeared! Just below the tree the water was only about a foot deep but the bottom sloped away quickly and Jack feared his phone had fallen into the deeper water. Then a bigger fear settled over him….he had to tell his parents!! And thankfully his dad, Joe, had some ideas. He first tried wading into the water feeling with his feet for the phone, but could not locate the lost phone. It became apparent that he needed something like a metal detector to help locate the phone. After searching “Underwater metal detector” he discovered that there is a group of metal detector specialists that actually help people find lost items on land and in the water. He quickly gave ma a call and we made arrangements to meet and conduct a search. An hour and a half later I suited up with my wet suit and scuba boots and grabbed my trusty Tiger Shark (water proof) metal detector and off we went. The area was flooded so we sloshed along until we came to the leaning palm tree and Jack showed me exactly where he was standing and the small area where he said the phone hit the water. I figured the phone had to be close, so I wadded in and started swinging my metal detector. Back and forth across the 8 foot area and a few small signals sounded in my headphones but no loud beep like I was expecting. I went out up to my chin and still no phone. I was afraid it had been pushed into deeper water and after 15 minutes or so I said “It’s just not out here” and waded into where Joe was standing in ankle deep water watching my every move. Just to the side of the search area in shallow water was a medium size Cypress tree and it’s roots were sort of jutting out here and there. Earlier I had casually run my coil over the tops of the roots when I first started my search and as I came up out of the water Joe says to me “Did you check real good down in these roots?” So I grabbed my Garrett Pro Pointer AT and started poking it around into each dark crevice and low and behold it started beeping! There tucked under one of those roots in just a foot of water was Jack’s lost phone!
Lost something recently? Call me ASAP! Let me help you find your lost item!
Mike McInroe—honored to be a member of theringfinders.com

Gold Wedding Ring Lost in San Fernando Valley, CA Backyard…Found and Returned.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

I received a call from a young lady yesterday who explained that her husband lost his ring in the backyard. I had been waiting for a call back from someone, so I arranged to meet on the next day. The person did not call back, so I called them back and said that I could go immediately. They told me that it had been late at night, and the husband had been taking the ring off and putting it back on when he dropped it on the deck. When the ring hit the deck it was too dark to see, but they heard it roll to the edge, and then it was gone. They had searched that night, and then hours the next day to no avail.

When I got to their house, I was led to the backyard, and shown a nice new deck that had been built over a very steep hillside. I began my search at the top working around some metal that had been there. and then working down the hillside. I worked as much of the hill that I believed could have caught the ring on a downhill roll, but just came up with nothing but deck screws and nails, with the occasional beer can. I felt that I had completed a thorough search, but did not find the ring, so I went back to the deck, and sat in the area of the loss, contemplated and discussed the loss again with the husband and wife, that is when the wife said she thought it might be right where I began my search. I decided to remove the wires that were there, even though I did not know what they were attached to. As soon as I removed them the husband said that’s it, and I saw the slight glimmer of gold peeping out of the dirt from under where the wires had been. I removed the ring and carefully replaced the wires, with shouts of joy coming from them both. They asked that I did not identify them, but I will say they were very happy that the ring was found, and I will vouch for their smiles. It was explained to me that their rings had been sent to Brazil to be blessed by a priest before the wedding, and specially engraved, so how do you replace that? Another great 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.

Wedding Ring Lost at Santa Monica Beach, CA…Found and Returned

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

I got a call today from Jeanette this afternoon regarding her husband John’s wedding ring. He had been applying sunscreen, and stood up, shook his hand, and felt his ring slip off of his finger. The sand was real dry and soft, which made the ring disappear before he could see it’s trajectory. They searched, but the sands had it in their grip, and were not letting go. I told her I would be there as soon as I could. We have had some pretty warm weather lately so I knew traffic and parking near the beach would be difficult.

When I got there I had to park 1/2 a mile away, so I broke out my Segway Mini Pro to get me to the location with little effort. When I met them they showed me what had happened, and I began my search. It took a couple of minutes before I received the right signal, put in my scoop, and missed it the first time. The second scoop went in, and there was John’s ring. It had flown behind him a few more feet than he had thought, which happens all the time. That is why we have to think and work out of the box, or draw outside of the lines so to speak. It was great to have been a help today.

 

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.

Diamond Wedding Ring Lost in Mission Viejo, CA…Found and Returned.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

I received a call from Anna last Wednesday for a lost diamond wedding ring. When I spoke to her, I asked the most important questions, and when done it was decided that the ring should be in the yard where she had been sitting with her husband. She had given the ring to her husband while they were visiting her cousin. When the day was done, she asked her husband for the ring, and it was gone. I arranged to meet the next morning to do a good thorough search.

When I got to the house, Anna’s cousin showed me the area which was a pretty good patch of grass which could hide a ring easily. I proceeded to search, and searched the whole area only finding some bottle caps. I went and got another detector with a better recovery, and searched it again, nothing. I knew the ring was not in that yard. Anna’s cousin had left for work, and Anna’s God Daughter stayed with me, also named Anna. I spoke to young Anna, and explained that there was no way the ring was in that yard, and that we should back track every where they had been the other day. She showed me a patch of grass that led to the pool, which seemed like a good search. I began my search there, and had it almost complete, when Anna’s God Daughter came running up saying she found it! There in her hand was a beautiful 3 diamond ring. She had taken my advice to retrace their steps, and while I was searching the grass, she went to where they had been parked 3 days earlier, and there on the asphalt under a car was Anna’s ring. Amazing! Sometimes we can help by just thinking things through for people. I have helped people find their rings just by talking them through the loss, and it ends in the same way, joy for the person who thought that what they had lost for good was found again.

 

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.

Silver Pandora Ring Lost at Hermosa Beach, Ca…Found and Returned.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

I had been resting yesterday afternoon when I received a call from Gabriel about a lost ring at the beach. His girl friend had wisely taken her ring off in order go in the water and wrapped it her shirt, leaving it on the towel. Gabriel, not realizing the ring was in the shirt, picked it and towel up in order to dry himself off, and the ring was gone. They searched for it to no avail. He said they were still at the spot, and had it cordoned off. I knew that the ring should be found because the loss had just happened, and they had not left the spot of the loss, so I let them know I would be there as soon as I could make it.

I had to park 3/4 of a mile away, so I boarded my Segway Mini Pro to travel the distance down the strand, with detector in hand and scoop in backpack. I arrived at the spot and met Gabriel. He took me out to the area, and I began my usual questions. I narrowed the spot from his description, and began my search. Within 30 seconds, I had the prettiest little silver ring in my scoop. I held it out to Gabriel, who couldn’t believe it could be found so fast. His girl friend Mariah was gone for a while, and was due back shortly. I wanted to see her reaction when her ring was shown to her. It was at that moment that Gabriel told me that he had bought the ring for her just the day before at a Disneyland store. How cool is that? What great smiles, and happy people; what a joy.

 

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.

Lost college class ring, Lake Mary, Florida……found and returned!

from Sanford (Florida, United States)

Dave was spraying a mixture of cleaners on his two story home roof, hoping to kill some of the Florida mildew that was growing on his shingles. The pump sprayer he was using began to leak and his hand started to burn. The burning steadily got worse until he had to stop and he then noticed his fingers were actually beginning to bleed! So he tried shaking the liquid off of his hand and the motion caused his 2007 UCF class ring to go flying. Actually only three quarters of his ring went flying as his 14k gold ring had come apart in three pieces. Dave was able to see his ring, shining in the grass down below and after rinsing his hand he went to where he last saw his ring….but he could not find it anywhere. He tried raking the area hoping to bring it to the surface but still his ring remained hidden in the thick grass. Dave then went out and bought himself a small metal detector hoping that it would help locate his lost ring but still no luck. He then went on line and typed in “How to find a ring in the grass” and up popped theringfinders.com and one of the search stories. So he gave me a call and we discussed his situation and I felt quite confident that I could help him find his lost ring. Later that evening I met Dave and he showed me the small grassy area where he dropped his class ring off of the roof. I set my metal detector to the coin and jewelry mode and right away there was obvious electrical interference that caused the detector to chatter constantly. By switching to the Prospecting Mode I was able to begin searching the most likely areas. And sure enough I soon got a nice solid, repeatable signal with low numbers and it pinpointed very shallow. Dave was so grateful to get his lost ring back and it was great to see the joy and relief as he firmly shook my hand. I thanked God for another successful search and as I said my goodbyes, I was happy to have helped another needy person. Lost something recently? Maybe I can help! Give me a call, text or e-mail and we can talk about your situation.
Mike McInroe, ready and willing member of theringfinders.com

Engagement Ring Lost at Hermosa Beach, CA… Found and Returned.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

I had gotten back from finding Shane’s ring Friday when I received a text from Lucie who had lost her ring 5 days earlier at the beach. I let her know that I would meet her for the search, but that the time element (5 days) was going to diminish the possibility of a recovery. She had been watching a volleyball game and had removed the ring in order to apply sunscreen to her children, and when the bag it was in was lifted the ring was gone. It took a while to find someone to help, but she needed help and called; I was on my way.

I got to court, and Lucie was there with her two small children, she showed me the spot where she had been sitting on the towel, and she turned to pay attention to the children. I turned on my machine, and made two passes with it, when I got that sound in the head phones, put in the scoop, and there was her ring. I pulled it out to walk over and show her, just as her husband who had just arrived from work walked up; lots of joy. Lucie was so happy, I got a hug and kiss on the cheek, and a wonderful smile to share with the world, another great 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 Lost in Ivy in Los Angeles, CA…Found and Returned.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

I received a text Tuesday evening from Lexi asking for help to find some keys. Apparently Lexi had been spinning the keys around a finger when they flew off and into the ivy of an apartment complex. Keys can be very expensive to replace, so this was an important search. I got to the place the next morning, was shown the area of the loss, and began the search. It took about 10 minutes, until my detector sounded off with a good signal. I was able to give the keys back to a relieved Lexi. Unfortunately Lexi did not want a picture taken, so I just have the keys. I was able to make another person’s day though, and this is what it is all about.

 

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.

Wedding Ring Lost in Panorama City, CA…Found and Happily Returned.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

I received a call from Joe this morning explaining how he had lost his wedding ring while washing his car yesterday, hoping I would be available to help him. He told me that the grass was  very deep, and to find the ring in that thatch was not something he was able to do. We arranged to meet at his house at 12:30 PM to conduct the search.

When I arrived I could see that the grass was deep, and definitely a good set up for my AT Pro with the 5×8 coil. A few passes around the area of the wash, with no ring, then time to move out. I was only working the edges Joe had shown me, ready to expand into the main lawn are if necessary, when I received a great hit in the head phones. I grabbed my Pro Pointer AT, stuck it in the grass, and pulled out Joe’s ring. I was able to hand him back his token of commitment which he wasn’t sure would be found again. His wife Sarah came out excited that the ring had been found. That is when I found out they had just been married 6 months ago. So precious is the ring with such a fresh memory, what a great 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.

Platinum Wedding Band Lost in Park in Santa Monica, CA…Found and Returned.

from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

I received a call from Jessica Sunday afternoon regarding her husband’s ring that came off while he was pushing their son on the swings at their local park. I told her that I would be happy to help, so we made arrangements. She sent me the address of the park, and I made my way over.

When I got there, Jessica’s husband Joshua, and their son met me, and showed me the area of the loss. He showed me where he was standing, and where he thought the ring may have landed. He said they had looked for it, and resolved that it just might be gone for good. I could see the drag marks in the sand from their previous search. I was standing back about 10 feet from that area when I turned my machine on. I lifted it up, moved the coil, and heard that unmistakable sound in my head phones, put my scoop in, and showed Joshua his ring in the bottom of my scoop; about 10 seconds in all. I was almost standing on top of it as we were discussing the loss. Needless to say he was amazed, and so grateful to have his ring back. It is so awesome to be able to be that person to hand back to someone like Joshua, something so sentimental that he thought was lost for good. Another great 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.