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MAN’S GOLD WEDDING BAND FOUND AND RETURNED, MYRTLE BEACH, SC.

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

Getting ready to go to work, I picked up my cell phone to discover that I received a text the night before. I called him to start the normal investigating process.  Rich and Janet were on their honeymoon in Myrtle Beach when Rich lost his 14kt. gold wedding band. He was not sure where he lost the treasured ring but had a fairly narrow slot on the beach to search.

I met Rich at the resort 40 minute after our conversation. He walked me out to the area on the beach, explaining that it should be in the dry sand where they were camped out for the day, or in the water out to waist deep at low tide. I knew the tide was not in our favor for a water search. Our goal for the morning was to eliminate the dry sand area, and if need be come back later in the day for a water search. There were a few groups already camped out on the beach. They looked on as Rich explained the area from the previous afternoon. I worked around towels, umbrellas and chairs for 10 minutes when I got a great target signal. I missed it the first time with the sand scoop, but I could see a glint of gold on the edge of the hole. I carefully used the sand scoop to reach in and retrieve his wedding band. I held the scoop out for him to pluck it out. I could easily see stress come off his shoulders as he had his “Precious” back on his finger. Yes, I made a Lord of The Rings pun. Sorry for that.

Rich and Janet, Thank you for the generous donation to our cause, and thank you for trusting The Ring Finders to help reunite you with your precious wedding band. Traveling Mercies back to Connecticut.

Ladies White Gold and Diamond Wedding Band Found and Returned, Myrtle Beach, SC.

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I received a phone call last night from Paul about his wife’s wedding band that was lost a few hours before on the beach. It was on the edge of darkness so I made sure to carry my Head lamp along with my CTX 30-30.  I told my wife that she was going to be a Ring Finder Widow once again as I headed for the truck.

I met Paul 40 minutes later at the beach resort where he and his wife Clarissa were staying. Paul told me that he was “pretty sure” that she lost it on the beach near where they were camped out for the day, or maybe in the water where they had gone for a swim.  I had Paul rub his left earlobe for good luck. A quick prayer doesn’t hurt either. I went to work with detector, scoop and headlamp in a 30 yard square grid in the dry sand. Exhausting that, I moved toward the rising tide. I searched another 30 x 40 yard grid to the water’s edge, again with no luck. Every target I dug had Paul looking on with anticipation, only to be disappointed with every pull tab and penny excavated from the sand. After a 2 plus hour search in the darkness we were both ready to call it a night. I told Paul I would be back in the morning for the next low tide cycle. Paul tried to hand me some money and I told him I would not take it, as it meant we were giving up and it was “Bad JuJu”.  Returning to the beach  the next morning with my Excalibur, I chased the tide down and into the water for the next hour, with no luck. I returned to the top of the beach and asked myself where have I not been already. I remembered Paul talking about Clarissa picking up the beach wagon by the stairs that go off the beach to the resort. I had checked the area the night before but did not go all the way to the base of the stairs as nails and the likes always drive the detector crazy. This morning I went all the way in to the base of the stair. Expectedly the nails were doing their job and giving me null tones, but on one sweep I did get a little higher tone in the phones. I used the sand scoop to remove sand from atop the bottom stair buried 4” down. Sweeping the step again gave me only the nulled tones. Moving back out to open beach I dumped the sand from the scoop and gave it a sweep. There it is, that beautiful Minelab golden tone. Paul was just coming down the stairs to the beach as I was taking pictures of the ring. We decided to not tell Clarissa yet as Paul went back up to the room to tell her I had a few more questions that I wanted to ask her directly. I could see grief on her face as she walked down the stairs. I asked her a couple questions and pulled some junk rings from my pouch. I asked her if she wanted one as a memento for her trip to Myrtle Beach. “NO”. I then reached into my pocket and said I have one more that she might be interested in. Grief left her face and turned into a big smile… Then she called Paul a bad name for tricking her. Another happy ending. I love being a Ring Finder”.

Paul and Clarissa, Thank You for the generous donation to our efforts. Traveling Mercies Back to Jersey. All the Best!

Honeymoon Rescue. White Gold Wedding Band Found and Returned, Myrtle Beach

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

Wednesday morning, I was just sitting down with my first cup of coffee when I got a desperate phone call from Brittany.  She was collecting sea shells at the water’s edge Monday night and had a wave strip her wedding band from her finger. She was able to clutch her hand to save the engagement ring before it too slipped away. Brittany told her husband David what had just happened. They frantically looked into the water but it was gone. This was not a way to start their honeymoon.  After a time Brittany accepted the loss and continued to look for shells. David was upset and walked a short distance to a lifeguard stand stationed on the beach. He could still see Brittany in the darkness looking for sea shells.

After Brittany’s call I researched tides and saw that low tide was right now. I told her that I would be there in 40 minutes. Meeting Her and David at the beach, they showed me the area they were certain the white gold wedding band would be.  I had them rub their left earlobe for luck with the “Ring Gods” homage. They watched on as I grid searched a 30 yard square. Every target I dug had them looking on with anticipation, only to lower their heads with every pull tab I removed from the sand. They were certain that I should expand the grid to the north. Again, no luck.  After two plus hours of swinging I needed to go to work. I assured them I would return that afternoon to catch the next low tide cycle. Before leaving the beach I asked David to walk back to the lifeguard stand to be sure of his perspective that night. David felt like we were searching too far north.

Jim Wren (TRF. North Myrtle Beach) joined me that afternoon to help cover a larger area quickly. Jim covered an area that I had searched earlier and I worked a grid closer to the lifeguard stand. Working a grid to the water’s edge, with no luck, I moved farther up the slope of the beach. I got a nice signal on my Excalibur and dug up a beautiful gold wedding band. Walking over to Brittany and David, I asked if it was important to them that we find this ring. I asked David that if we found it, would he get on his knees and propose to Brittany again. YES! was his answer. I then handed him Brittany’s wedding band and told him to get on his knees. Hugs and Laughter ensued. (“The Ring Dance”).  After the excitement, David dropped to a knee and placed the ring on Brittany’s finger. People on the beach erupted with cheers. Honeymoon rescued!

David and Brittany, thank you for your donation to our services.

Tungsten Carbide Wedding Band Lost On Honeymoon, Found And Returned, Myrtle Beach

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I got a phone call Saturday morning from Cory. He said, “I need your services”. Cory was already driving back to Philly as he told me about the loss of his wedding band on the last night of his honeymoon in Myrtle Beach. Cory explained the area in front of the resort where he and his wife Alissa were staying. Sitting in the dry sand near the dune line Cory lost his one week old wedding ring.

I hit the beach an hour later with my trusted CTX 30-30. After an hour of working the the described location, I got a great signal, and sent the sand scoop to the target. Cory was already in Virginia when I sent him a picture of his wedding band. The mail man finished the job by delivering Cory’s ring 4 days later. It is all a game of trust!

White Gold Engagement Ring Found and Returned Huntington Beach State Park

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I received a phone call from Marcy on Wednesday morning about a lost single setting engagement wedding ring. She had gotten my name from the ranger station at Huntington Beach State Park. Marcy had lost her ring on the beach at mid tide the day before, in knee deep water. She had reached into the water to rescue a niece that had fallen off of a boogie board. As she did so her ring was knocked from her finger. She frantically searched but the ring had disappeared. I got all the information I could gather from Marcy. She mentioned a flag pole that was at the end of one of the beach entryways. She told me she was straight out from the flag. I was on my way to a job site and I knew it would take most of the day to complete my tasks. I told her I would try to do the search that afternoon if I could, but more than likely it would be in the morning’s low tide. I told Marcy to rub her left earlobe for good luck and to pay homage to “The Ring Gods”.

The next morning I arrived at the front gate of the park at 5:50 AM and waited for the rangers to open the gate at 6:00. I headed to the beach with my gear while donning a headlamp as it was still dark for the next hour. I drew a line in the sand with my sand scoop straight out from the flag pole to the water’s edge. Working parallel to the water, I started shin deep to make sure I eliminated the lower portion of the grid, as the tide was staring to come in. I worked a 40 yard grid centered on the flag pole for 45 minutes. About my 12th grid line I got the signal I was looking for on my Minelab CTX 30-30. To be honest it rang up like a pull tab, but on a ring search you dig everything. Brushing a scoop of sand with my foot revealed a beautiful white gold ring shining in the light from my head lamp. The sunrise was just breaking the ocean horizon when I texted Marcy to ask if she had been rubbing her left earlobe. She texted back a couple minutes later that she had. I told her it worked as I had her prized wedding ring in my pouch. Marcy and her husband Sam were vacationing a few mile away so we made arrangements to meet a few minutes later at a local breakfast house so I could hand her back the wedding ring Sam placed on her finger 13 years ago.

Marcy and Sam, Thank You so much for the generous reward! 15% will be donated to “The Road Runners” Transport Team for the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in Greenville, SC.

Found 14k Gold Engagement and Wedding Band Set. Huntington Beach State Park, SC.

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I got a phone call Saturday night from Shannon about her lost engagement and wedding band soldered set. Shannon was at the beach the day before with her family. Her Ring set was in a cup holder attached to the beach umbrella. The yellow gold ring set found its way to the powder dry sand after a large wind gust sent the umbrella for a ride. This action caused the wedding band set, a cellphone and a watch to be ejected from the holder. They picked up the phone and watch not thinking about Shannon’s wedding rings. That night she realized that the ring set was missing and remembered having put it in the umbrella stand. After talking about the loss, Shannon and I made arrangements to meet the next morning at the State Park.

I met Shannon and her father the next morning in the parking area near to where she lost her rings. Shannon led the way to the beach. She stood on a spot saying they were about here. I backed up about 10 feet and started my grid search as I walked toward Shannon. She moved out of my way so I could go to work. I walked about 12 feet and got to where Shannon was originally standing. I got a great signal and told her it was going to be her ring or a pull tab. My pin pointer finished the search to her wedding ring set.  All was right again with the world. Shannon had her wedding ring back on her finger. I asked Shannon if that would get her out of  the dog house. She told me she had not told Carson, her husband of 5 years, yet. I’m sure that it became a “funny thing happened at the beach yesterday” story.

Shannon, Thank You for trusting The Ring Finders with this search, and Thank You for the generous reward.

Cell Phone Found and Returned In Myrtle Beach, SC

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I got a referral call from Jim Wren, TRF Member North Myrtle Beach. He told me he had received a phone call from a young man that lost his cell phone on the beach the night before. Getting the phone number from Jim, I called Nick back on his buddies cell. I met Nick and his friend at the beach an hour later. Nick had a watch that was coupled with his cell phone. We walked to the beach where the watch was telling us the phone should be. At night after all the people are off the beach the city has a beach sweeper that rakes the sand. This sweeper has buried Nick phone. Most of the area was clear of beach goers so I started to work. After 30 minute in the dry sand I was unsuccessful. I politely asked a family who were camped out in the area if I could help them move their stuff so I could search the area where they were sitting. They were happy to oblige me. I started to work again with my trusted Excalibur II. Just a few sweeps in the area they were sitting gave me a scratchy tone. Digging with my hand revealed Nick’s phone. It was unfortunate that the phone had a broken screen. I’m sure the sweep truck had run it over. The phone was still functioning though, so I was relieved Nick could retrieve his stored data. I called him on his buddies phone to let him know I had his phone. He joined me on the beach to get his found phone.

Nick thanks the generous reward, and thanks to Jim Wren for the referral.

Surf Church Evening Service, Found and Returned Man’s Cobalt Wedding Band

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

On my way home from dinner with the misses I got a call from Jim Wren, TRF North Myrtle Beach. He had just gotten a call from Chris who had just lost his cobalt wedding band in Myrtle Beach. Getting the contact info from Jim, I called Chris back. I told Chris I would be there in 30 minutes.

I met Chris on the beach in front of the resort where they were staying. Chris was getting ready to go to dinner with his lovely bride of 8 years. He showed me the place on the beach where they were sitting and then pointed to a place in the surf line where he said he took a spill while exiting the water after swimming. He told me either place was a possibility as he was not sure when the ring came off. I told Chris to go to dinner and I would go to work and that I would contact him If I had good news. I quickly eliminated the 20′ x 30′ area where they were sitting. I moved to the edge of the surf line and started a 100′ line parallel to the water. I noticed a 1 foot deep trough just inside the water’s edge and figured that is where he fell and that is where I will find the ring. Sure enough the second pass in the trough, in knee deep water, gave me a great signal on my Excalibur II detector. BINGO! I sent Chris a message on his phone with a picture. “Looks Like This?” He called me back immediately to confirm that it was his wedding band. He and Jena were driving to dinner, but turned around to retrieve their prized wedding band. This would be a great ending to a successful 2 ring search day.

Chris and Jena thank you for the reward. 15% will be donated to The Children’s Shrine Hospital “Road Runners” Transportation Team.

Lost Platinum and Diamond Engagement Ring Found and Returned, Huntington Beach, SC.

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I received a phone call on Tuesday from Brandy. She was obviously panicking as she told me she just lost her expensive platinum and diamond engagement ring. She asked if I would travel to Huntington Beach State Park to help her locate her ring that she just dropped into the powder dry sand. I told Brandy that I would be there in 30 minutes. After postponing an appointment, I was on my way.

I arrived at the beach to find a distraught Bandy informing me that the ring would be in that pile of sand between two chairs. After moving the chairs I scanned the appointed pile of sand and did not get a response. I said “The ring is not there” as I could feel Brandy’s, and everybody else in the family, anxieties rise. I quickly started looking in another direction, and just a few feet away was a nice low tone on the CTX 30-30. There it is! I carefully sent my sand scoop into the sand and missed the target. Just before I went to scoop again a niece lying nearby waved me off as she could see the ring just inside the hole I just made. Handing the ring to Brandy, she immediately put her hands on her knees trying to regain her composure. “The Ring Dance”. This week marks Brandy’s and husband Kris’ 1 year anniversary. Happy Anniversary!

FOUND AND RETURNED MAN’S TUNGSTEN CARBIDE WEDDING BAND IN MYRTLE BEACH, SC.

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I received a phone call from Jim Wren (TRF North Myrtle Beach) on Sunday afternoon around 6:00. Jim had gotten a text from Michelle that her husband Milton had lost his wedding band in the surf earlier in the day. Milton lost his wedding band in knee deep water 2 hours before high tide. When I called Michelle back, I was on my way to dinner with my significant other (Honey Sunny). We set a time to meet about 7:30 to give the tide some time to recede. Michelle and Milton were sure they could put me in a good search area and I felt like this should be a fairly easy hunt. “Never say that”. Donning headlamp and carrying my other gear I met the recently married couple at the resort where they were staying. Working the area they suggested and chasing the receding tide down the beach into the darkness was proving to be more to this search than earlier thought. We made arrangements to try again the next day at low tide, just after lunch. We talked again at length as to how the ring was lost and I went to work with thoughts of a successful hunt. Working the low tide for another 2 hours once again proved to be a negative result. Talking to Michelle before leaving the beach, she said that Milton had mentioned that the ring was loose as he swam in deeper water and that at that time they may have been 30 to 50 yards further north. With this new information I worked in the water for nearly 2 hours in the low tide window Wednesday. Again, no luck. Before leaving the beach on Wednesday I was talking to Milton and he told me that maybe when he lost his ring that he thought they were more south. I broke away from work once again Thursday and tried moving my grid south, from mid beach to waist deep water. Once again with the same negative result. At this point all of us are frustrated. I told Milton that I was going to suspend the search for this ring but that I would come back to the area occasionally and give it another try. They were leaving, returning home to Maryland, the next day without Milton’s wedding band. I was sure this ring was there and I told Milton not to buy a replacement for a couple months and we would see what might happen. Well, my OCD self couldn’t leave this ring alone. I called my father Saturday and asked if he wanted to go to accompany me to the beach to do a ring search. He does not metal detect but enjoys watching from his beach chair. Having exhausted a 60 yard by 140 yard area the other 4 hunts, I once again expanded the grid search to the south. Working a grid from mid beach into thigh deep water at yet another low tide, I got a strong signal on my 3rd pass. I dug up a very nice satin gold TC 850 ring. I was pretty sure this was Milton’d ring. I walked back to where my father was sitting and got my phone to take a picture. Sending it to Michelle’s cell number to see if this was Milton’s ring. I asked my father to monitor the phone as I went back to searching. I did not want to loose the low tide opportunity if this was not his ring. About 30 minutes later I saw my dad waving me down to a phone call. Michelle confirmed this was Milton’s wedding band. The same band that she placed on his finger back in March. Another happy ending.

15% of all rewards are donated to The Shrine Children’s Hospital “Road Runners” Transportation Team.