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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!

Humdinger! White gold and diamond ring Lost and Returned In Myrtle Beach.

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I was trying to wrap up Friday’s work when I got a phone call from Queen. She had lost a very special ring at the water’s edge about an hour before. I explained the incoming tide would have it covered up and that we should wait a couple hours for the tide to turn and go back down. We made arrangements to meet in 2 hours and I should be able to find it in short order.

I met Queen on the beach and she walked me to the area she lost the ring while scooping up a daughter from the surf. She was very certain of the area. I fired up my Excalibur and walked north about 20 feet and entered the water. I had taken only two steps when I got a tone in the phones that knocked my ears off. I missed the target with the first try and repositioned for a different angle. Scoop number 2 had the target. I swear, I think my sand scoop weighed more than it really should. My eyes bugged out of my head when I looked into the scoop. I walked about 30 feet up out of the trough and handed Queen her very large ring. Queen shouted with joy and exclaimed “Wow, Two scoops”. I responded “Just like Raisin Bran”. She was one happy lady. The smile tells the rest.

Queen, thank you for the very generous reward. Traveling Mercies back to Atlanta.

 

Man’s Titanium Wedding Band Recovered in Myrtle Beach, SC.

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I received a phone call from Jim Wren (TRF North Myrtle Beach) about a young man that lost his wedding band on the beach. I called Paul back to get his location. I told him I would be there in 30 minutes.

I met Paul at the beach where he and his partner were staying. On the way to the location, Paul explained that he thinks he lost it in a small area around their towels. He then added that he may have lost it in a larger area where they were playing volleyball. I could see where they had tried to dig around the towels with their hands. I fired up the CTX 30-30 and went to work. It did not take long to exhaust the small area around the towels. We now had a larger area to work. Paul showed me an area where they were hitting the volleyball back and forth. I worked a grid over that area with no luck. Expanding the grid again, I got a hard medium tone in the phones and the numbers on the interface told me this should be what we came to find. It was! After sending the sand scoop to the target I walked over to Paul so he could remove the ring himself.  With a great big smile of relief he retrieved his prize.

Paul, thank you for a generous reward. Traveling Mercies back to Minnesota.

Found White Gold Wedding Ring Set Plus Bonus Ring In Myrtle Beach

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I got a phone call from Jim Wren (TRF North Myrtle Beach)at 7:45 PM. with a referral call about a ring set lost in the dry sand in Myrtle Beach. Getting the contact information from Jim, I called Michelle right away. Michelle explained that she had lost her ring set earlier in the day and was trying to explain to me where she lost them. I asked if she was still in town. The group was eating dinner and headed home immediately afterward. I told her to not leave town and to meet me at the beach when they were finished with dinner.

I met Michelle, Sevena, CourDe and the rest of the crew on the beach as we walked to the location of the lost rings. Michelle had placed her rings in a pair of shorts pockets and when they picked the shorts up the rings found the powder dry sand. Michelle was distraught to say the least. I started what would be a 40 foot by 30 foot grid. Exhausting that, I asked where next. Sevena pointed the direction. Just outside the original grid I got a very strange signal. I was having great difficulty pin pointing the target. My CTX 30-30 was trying to overload. This generally means a can or some other large target. However, the Target Trace feature on the CTX kept indicating something else on my interface screen. Scooping just a small amount of sand revealed Michelle’s engagement ring. Working near the same hole I kept working thru the overload signal and followed the Target Trace on my screen. I dug another small amount of sand but missed the target. I did catch a glimpse of something shiny in the hole and plucked out a small silver ring. I asked Michelle if it was her wedding band. She said no. CourDe was looking at the ring and said it was hers. CourDe did not even realize that she had lost her ring. Returning to the hole CourDe saw another glimpse of shine and plucked out Michelle’s wedding band. Everybody commenced doing “The Ring Dance”. Everybody was happy for Michelle as they told me she was inconsolable at dinner. These rings get to continue their story that started 3 years ago. What a great and lively group of people they were.

Michelle and Sevena, Thank You so much for the generous reward, and thanks for trusting The Ring Finders with this search.

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 Wedding Band and Engagement Ring Set, Found and Returned In Myrtle Beach SC.

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I was driving home from a vacation in the mountains when I got a call from Jim Wren (TRF North Myrtle Beach). Jim had just gotten a call from Amie about a lost wedding band and engagement ring set that were lost in the water in Myrtle Beach. Amie had already returned to Fayetteville, NC.  Amie lost her rings near high tide which for us is always a good thing as we should be able to find the rings in dry sand after the tide recedes. I told Jim that I was driving back to the beach and could not get there any time soon. Jim Wren was also driving back in from an out of town trip and was also unavailable. Jim Wren called trusted friend Jim Brouwer to see if he could give it a shot. The two Jims decided that they would work together that night around midnight as the tide would have gone down enough to open up the search area from both water and people. After 3 hours, they did not have any luck in their efforts.

Jim Wren called me the next morning and explained the hunt and its’ outcome. He asked if I wanted to take over the call as it was in Myrtle Beach and he had another hunt in North Myrtle. Working with a little better information Jim Brouwer and I met at that awful hour of midnight to once again make search for these rings. I got to the beach a little early and started to eliminate areas on the beach. Brouwer showed up and could see the grid lines left in the sand by my sand scoop. Brouwer began working south of the area as I kept expanding the grid north. An hour into the search I got a very weak 12:03 on my CTX 30-30. I really expected to dig up a piece of foil, but was pleasantly surprised to see a diamond engagement ring in the sand pile. I turned around to face Brouwer 80 yards away. I turned on the flasher on my headlamp for him to see me. As Jim approach I showed him the ring and told him the other ring had to be around this area. Jim and I cross grid a 10 yard area for another 30 minutes without success. On a couple occasion both of us passed on a scratchy signal that barely caught the attention of our detectors. Jim decided to max out the sensitivity on his Equinox and research the same area around where I found the first ring. Sure enough, 5 feet away from the first ring, Jim unearthed the wedding band match to the found engagement ring at 11 inches. Two old guys on the beach at 1:30 in the morning doing the happy ring dance caught the attention of two young guys that were fishing nearby. They were pleased with our finds as well and there to witness and take a picture of Jim and I with “Ring Dance Smiles”

Amie’s ring are back on her finger where they belong. The same finger that her husband Charles placed them on 22 years ago.

Men’s White Gold and Diamond Wedding Band Found and Returned in Myrtle Beach

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I received an urgent email from Julia on Tuesday about a lost ring in the ocean. Julia did not leave a phone number, so I emailed back. I got a return phone call from her about 6:30 that night. She put her brother Bailey on the phone as he was the owner of the lost ring. Julia is a local and was being visited by her brother. Bailey was referred to me by a local life guard named Hanna. I made arrangements to meet Bailey at 7:30 in the morning for the next low tide.

I arrived at the beach and Bailey was already there. He told me how he and his son were boogie boarding the day before near high tide. He told me how a wave crushed him into the bottom and jerked the board from his hands. He told me he saw the ring come off and land into the running surf. We joked about it happening in slow motion like Frodo’s ring glistening in the sun as it flew through the air. Bailey put me in a good location for the lost ring and I started a 50 yard wide grid running parallel to the surf. I thought I would find his wedding band around the low tide water line, but I started about mid slope to quickly eliminate that as a search area. On my third pass in the grid search I got a beautiful mid tone in the phones of my Excalibur II. One scoop of sand at 4 inches and I had his diamond encrusted wedding band in the scoop. Bingo I said as I plucked it out of the sand scoop and handed it to him. He stared at it for a moment and then exclaimed “That’s Amazing”. Bailey then told me he had not told his wife that he had lost his wedding band. The ring’s story gets to continue, hopefully for another 14 years on his finger. Another happy ending.

 

Bailey, I wish you well on your return to Texas. Thank you for the generous reward. I hope the shoulder heels up soon.