I got a text late Monday evening from Kaitlyn who wanted to see if I could help her and her boyfriend find a promise ring that had been lost in the surf/wet sand at Oxnard Beach. I agreed to go out early Tuesday morning to take advantage of the low tide and based on their recollection of location, find the lost ring. I spent 3 hours gridding the area given to me and didn’t find the ring. I informed Kaitlyn and she agreed that if her boyfriend Flavio could meet me out at the beach we would have a better chance of finding the ring.
I met Flavio early Wednesday morning and we returned to approximately the same area I had searched the day before. Some more sand had moved so it was worth re-gridding the area. After a couple of hours we expanded the area again but still came up empty. I decided to move to the opposite of where it was thought to have been lost and searched the slope area and again nothing. The only place left to hunt was the high tide line and I began to move slowly through the area when I got a decent high tone on my XP Deus 2 and after a couple of shakes of the scoop I had the ring!
Flavio was clear on the other side and hadn’t seen me dig the ring so I gave him a surprise when I presented the ring back to him. Sometimes the item isn’t where you think it should be which is why you need someone willing to work to bring your ring back so like Kaitlyn, you need to call or text right away at 805-290-5009 so I can immediately begin to work at recovering your jewelry.
I got a text this afternoon from Dave who had inadvertently lost his daughter’s gold pendant and chain while they were playing at the beach. Ironically she had given the chain and pendant to Dave to hold for safekeeping while she went boogey boarding. Dave put it in his shorts pocket and when they got back to the house noticed it was missing and that he had a hole in his pocket so somewhere between the hide tide section of the beach and about 100 yards of dry sand he had lost the pendant. The beach had become crowded since it had gone missing and pretty much everyone within a 25 yard radius knew it was missing and why I was there so the pressure was on. I hunt Silverstrand a lot and parts of it can be tricky as it tends to get a lot of sand pushed in and pulled down each tidal cycle so I knew I had to work fast if it was in the wet sand. I hit several targets right away but nothing what we wanted and we had decided to move up into the dry sand but something told me to make one more pass in the wet sand so I did and at the bottom of my grid I got the tone I’d been looking for and out popped the pendant and chain intact!
I brought it up to Dave pretending to get ready to hunt the dry and then I showed him and the place around us erupted in cheers and claps as the missing pendant was now back home. Dave did the smart thing and called an expert out to solve his recovery problem and if you have lost a ring, pendant, bracelet or chain don’t hesitate to text or call me at 805-290-5009 and we can make arrangements to getting your items back safe to you. Time is always the enemy so don’t wait call as soon as you can.
I got a text from Aaron last week wanting to know if I could help him find his Palladium wedding ring that he had lost in the ocean at Silverstrand beach in Oxnard. Ocean recoveries are tough because the sand shifts with every tide and he said he had lost it over a week ago so I knew it was going to be tough but not impossible. I needed the tides in my favor so I checked the tables and last Saturday morning (August 21st) at 3:50am there was a -1.0 low tide so I got from him the general location he thought he had lost it and I told him I would be in touch.
Aaron wasn’t exactly sure where he was at or how far he was out in the water but I started to grid the area in the dark where I thought he might have been. I had been working north towards the jetty for an hour with no luck so I moved back where I started and headed south. On my third grid line pass I got a decent tone and after two scoops I had Aaron’s ring back. It was an awesome find given that it was pitch black out and the only light I had was moon through the fog. I had prayed that God would lead me to the ring and He did.
Aaron and met on Sunday so I could give him back his ring and thankfully it’s story will now continue even though it was buried in the sand for 10 days in the ocean. If you lose your ring let me know right away via text or call at 805-290-5009 so I can get to work on getting it back.
I was in church Sunday morning when I got a call from Chris who was hanging out at the beach in Oxnard with his family when his wife had accidentally lost her wedding ring after applying sunscreen to their young son. Kids, sunscreen and the sand often spell doom for rings as they get set aside and then forgotten about and get lost in the shuffle. Thankfully they called me right away(@805-290-5009) and as soon as church was out I agreed to meet them in Oxnard at the beach. Once I was there we surveyed the area they were in and I began to grid it according to their thoughts on where they were when the ring may have been lost. There was plenty of trash in the sand in the form of bottlecaps so I cleaned those out while looking for the right tone for a ladies white gold wedding ring. After moving to another location I quickly got a sweet solid tone and 9 on my Minelab Equinox 800 and three scoops later we had the wedding ring back and what started as a great day at the beach for Chris and his family would end that way as well. If you ever find yourself at the beach, the river, the lake, your front or backyard or at a park and you’ve lost your ring call me as soon as possible so I can get to finding it at 805-290-5009 or text me if that is more convenient.