I received a call from a gentleman who had lost his white gold wedding ring in the surf while playing with his kids while on vacation in Ocean City. He stated that he lost the ring the day before and actually saw it fall off his finger but couldn’t grab it before it disappeared into the sand & waves. Quickly thinking he took some quick notes as to nearby landmarks,time of day and depth of water where the loss had taken place and drew a detailed map in hopes of returning and finding the ring. Arriving onsite at low tide we reviewed the map and setup a search area. I started my grid pattern and after digging a few coins and trash items but no ring I began to get a bit concerned but continued on. Then his brother in-law arrived and stated he felt we were off a little in our search area so I started working my way towards the other area. Within a few grid searches I received a nice signal on my detector and called them over saying “This sounds good and is probably your ring” I scooped out some sand and brushed the pile with my foot and out rolled his ring Lol! They were amazed not only that I found it but I called it! An instant sense of relief had come to the owners face as it was putting a real damper on the family vacation and now could go show his family that we found it. Back to having a great time as planned. Another great recovery! Recovery # 109
Jennifer was enjoying a cool afternoon walk along her favorite grassy back road and thinking about how loose her engagement ring felt on her finger. As she walked along she was thinking, I wonder if my ring would come off if I shook my hand a bit and sure enough, the motion was enough to send her ring off into the thick grass! Shocked at what just happened, she immediately stopped and tried searching through the grass, desperate to recovery her now, lost ring! After searching for several hours she realized she needed to at least mark the spot and by using her foot she scuffed a bare spot on the grassy road and then went to her truck to find something to better mark the area. All she could find was a machete and some red surveyors tape, so she returned to the mark and stuck the machete into the ground along side of the road directly across from the bare spot. She then called her fiancee and together they talked about renting or buying a cheap metal detector. Later they went on Google and typed in “Metal Detection Professionals” and up came theringfinders.com. Jennifer gave me a call and we met later on that afternoon and drove out to the unique machete marker along side of the road. I set out four flags and began my grid search and did not walk more than 5 steps before I got a really nice signal on my Whites DFX metal detector. Because the grass was so thick I decided to use my Garrett Pro Pointer and there was Jennifer’s lost engagement ring! I motioned for Jennifer to come pick up what I had located and you talk about one happy young lady! Here’s what Jennifer wrote two days later. “While out walking,my favorite ring fell off my finger and even though I knew the location where it fell off, I was unable to find the ring after several hours of looking through the tall grass. I contacted Mike after finding his information on the internet and he responded as soon as he was able. Mike asked a few questions, set up a boundary and started looking. And within minutes of him arriving at the site, my ring was found!! I am so grateful to Mike for his help and my fiancee and I would like to give him a big thanks! Again thanks so much!”
Lost your ring? Call ASAP! Mike McInroe…proud to be a member of theringfinders.com
I received a call from friend that I metal detect with regularly asking for some help recovering a woman’s wedding ring. A US Air Force friend of his and his wife were at a local park taking photos in the fall leaves with their baby and whiles tossing some leaves into the air her wedding ring flew off! Although they knew the ring was within a general area it was impossible to locate by eye among the leaves and grass. The following day (Veterans Day) we arrived at the park with our White’s V3i metal detectors and marked out an area where we believed the ring would be laying. After just a few minutes of searching I received a nice solid signal and as I brushed the leaves away I could see the ring laying on the ground! I casually said to Frank “That was easy enough” and he responded you got it already? Yep! He was excited to call his buddy with the great news and I was happy to have been able to help these respected military veterans out. Another great day and recovery. Recovery#106
I have officially broken 100 Lost Ring Recoveries today!!!
Recovery #101 was an extremely sentimental school ring that belonged to the customer. It was his class ring who had passed away and it had also served as his present wedding ring! He was very upset when he lost it off the side of the dock at the marina. 10 minutes after I entered the water with my White’s MX Sport metal detector I got the signal I was looking for and the ring was in my scoop! The very happy family cheered from the dock as I handed back to an incredibly relieved man who was now just about in tears of joy. What a great feeling it was to do this recovery! #101 is in the scoop!
I received a message from Dave on my Ring Finders South Jersey page stating that he lost his wedding band. I contacted him immediately and arrived at the beach shortly after. After speaking with Dave about where the lost ring might be, the search was on! The ring was found and returned after a quick grid search near the water’s edge!!! The couple is now able to enjoy the rest of their vacation in Ocean City, New Jersey!
I received a message from my daughter Macey who was on the beach with her boyfriend who is a lifeguard on the beach in Ocean City,NJ. A woman had approached they lifeguards stating that her husband had just lost his wedding ring in the ocean while swimming. Overhearing the woman my daughter stated that my dad can find it for you! She told her that I find rings for people all the time with my metal detector. getting information from the woman as to where the loss took place I arrived to the area a couple hours later around 8pm as the tide was going out. After a few minutes of searching I found a bracelet and then a tungsten wedding band like the one described. I figured I got it and since the area was giving up targets I decided to continue hunting to see what else could be found? Well a few minutes later I found another tungsten wedding band lol! Ready to head out for the night and seeing a message from my daughter asking how I was making out? I sent a picture of the 2 rings asking which one lol? She replied that it was actually the second one that I had found so glad I decided to stay and keep looking for other items! We contacted the owners and arranged for my daughter to meet them on the beach the next day for the return. Another great return! Great team work Macey!!! #96 Lost ring return!
I responded to a call from a fellow Ring finder Dave Milsted asking if I could help recover a lost ring as he was unable as he is recovering from surgery? Absolutely willing to help Dave and the owner of the ring out I then contacted Derek.
He explained that his fiance’ had lost her engagement ring on their front lawn the day before and although they had searched for it they had no luck.
I met Derek,staked out the area with flags and began my grid pattern and after just a few minutes I got a nice clean signal from my White’s V3i metal detector. Reaching down and moving the grass aside revealed the diamond ring! At that time he was talking with neighbors who wished him luck and said “Here you go!” They were amazed at the recovery and he was extremely happy and a couldn’t wait to call his fiance’ with the great news!
Another great recovery!
Received a call last evening from Brad told me he lost his wedding band at work while hooking up to a trailer in the yard! And could I possibly help him find the ring.
Meet Brad within one hour he showed me where his ring could possibly be? Brad explained to me how he lost his ring? he took his ring off and put the ring in his pocket while he was working also in his pocket was his truck keys and when he took the keys out to move the truck the ring must have fallen out? That narrowed the search to two possible areas approximately 20′ x 40′ each. Since the temperature has been above Zero for the past week the yard was full of mud and a lot of metal pieces scattered all over the yard? This been said it was going to be a real challenge to locate the ring? Brad did his best to try and find the ring with no luck at all.
Within 30 minutes of the search I found the ring buried in mud I called Brad over and asked him was that his ring in the mud he was over the moon to have his ring back on his finger Brad didn’t believe he would ever see his ring again, Another happy client! Thank you Brad for entrusting me to finding your ring.