“I lost my wedding ring!” Gold and diamond ring found and returned to happy couple in Erie Colorado
Is there anything worse than having car trouble on the side of the road? Unfortunately, Daniel and Lidia found out that yes, there can be something worse. About five days ago Daniel had some car trouble on the side of a lonely road in Erie, Colorado and brought his wife out to assist him in getting his vehicle back on the road. While Daniel was working under the hood, Lidia was standing on the soft shoulder between the road and a local farm field and as the time lingered on, she felt in horror as her beloved wedding ring slipped off of her finger and fell to the ground. She and Daniel looked and looked and even dug into the ground as they felt it had slipped into a crack of the dry, parched earth but without any success in retrieving it. They stuck a screwdriver into the ground where they felt it had fallen to mark the location and made a couple more trips out there to try and find it with no luck…
Lidia searched the internet and found her way to TheRingFinders website and after a quick search in Colorado was able to locate me as a Ring Finder in her area. She contacted me via text and we made plans to meet out at the site where the ring was lost. I was very optimistic that we would find the wedding ring because they had done such a good job noting the area and pinpointing the exact spot the ring was dropped. Daniel and Lidia met me at a parking lot across the road and we talked about the story again of how they lost the wedding ring. I could tell that they were very anxious to see if we could find this symbol of their love and marriage. We drove over to the site and parked on the side of the road ahead of the place where they thought they had lost it. I jumped out with my Teknetics T2 metal detector and Garrett Carrot pinpointer and started to grid off the area. I noticed there was tons of trash in the area and being right next to the road, it was expected. I decided to pick out the strong shallow targets first then if I hadn’t found it, I would transition to deeper targets. Daniel and Lidia thought that it had possibly fell into a crack in the dirt and fell deeper as they tried to dig for it. I was there for about 15 minutes and there were no strong signals in the ‘dig’ area where they had searched themselves but there was one scratchy signal that showed to be about 3-4 inches down. I decided to dig that target. With Daniel looking over my shoulder and after removing about 3 inches of dirt, he yelled, “there it is” and pointed to the shiny color streaming out of the brown dirt.
I had found the wedding ring! I removed it from the dirt and showed it to Lidia who was waiting in their truck. The smiles were wide on all our faces as she approached us exclaiming she couldn’t believe we had found it. It is always an amazing feeling when you can return a lost item to its owner after they had given up hope that they would ever see it again. It was my honor to help them out and I hope to be able to put smiles on many more faces to come.
Ring Recovered 9-15-2021
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