I received a text from Mark at 9:20 stating that his wife had lost here iPhone at Breakwater beach. He asked if I could meet him there in the morning to see if I could find the lost iPhone. I agreed to meet at 8am in the morning. I got there few min early and started detecting. First signal 10’ from the board walk kicked the sand away and boom there was! Was cover in 3” of sand. They were already on the beach looking and I said is this it?! Mark said yep that’s it!
Amanda dropped her iPhone in the sand while at the Barefoot Country Music Fest this past weekend in Wildwood, New Jersey. She reached out to fellow-ringfinder Dave Milsted who referred her to me because he wasn’t available at the time. I met Amanda on the beach today to look for her phone that also has a card holder attached to the back with her ID and credit card inside. After approximately 30 minutes of searching, the phone and cards were found! Even though the phone was damaged, the SIM card and other cards are intact and safely back in her possession.
Zaib was out with her Brother after a massive snow storm moved through the Ontario region recently. Mississauga was hit hard dropping 30-45cms in the region.
There was a little after shoveling horseplay going on and Zaib had her phone in the open sweatpants pocket. After return inside, she realized her iPhone 13 was missing!
They immediately went back outside to check around with no luck. 3’ to 6’ snowbanks it could be anywhere.
Zaib’s Mother luckily had taken video, which they reviewed and spotted her cell phone in the pocket but not after the horseplay!
Zaib rented a metal detector which turned out to be a pipe detection unit of some sort which they were unsuccessful.
After 2 days of searching they called me back to help out. After going over most of the area, I moved back to where Zaid fell into the snow and her Brother trying to lift her out. We then reviewed the video and 5 minutes later I heard “the tone”…. Then the set up surprise “I hit my shin” and “did you look under the gap over there?” as I winked to Zaib’s Sister!!
Here’s the video of this cell phone recovery;
Thank you Zaib for calling upon me after fellow RingFinder James could not attend but recommended me!! As well, thank you Zaib for your donation to The Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation! She will receive a tax receipt!
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I received a Facebook message from Lexi yesterday who asked if I could find her iPhone that was lost on the beach in Sea Isle City, NJ. I met with Lexi and Lucy yesterday afternoon and got the details. Lucy used the find my phone app to help find the approximate location. A group of beachgoers graciously moved so I could expand the search out by 10 ft. The phone was found buried a few inches under the sand.
I received a call Late Tuesday from Gianna telling me her husband was out shoveling snow and when he came into the house He couldn’t find his phone he had it in his pocket and realized it must have come out in the snow. I ws told they looked for it till it got dark and then called me.
I was out Wednesday mourning with my metal detector and started the search in the front yard near the house. It didn’t take long before I got a very strong signal and after moving the snow from on top there it was. I gave the phone Gianna who turned it on and it came to life like it was never in the snow
This young lady was at Ocean beach last night with friends until after dark. She had her phone in her sweatshirt pocket until she was tackled to the sand and the phone popped out and was buried out of sight. She and her friends looked for it and even used the “find my phone” app last night and this morning to narrow the search area, but, to no avail. I got the call just as I was getting ready to leave La Jolla Shores after finding a lost ring there. 20 minutes later, I was at the location at Ocean Beach and met her and her mother. They ran the “find my phone” app again and showed me the search area. After wandering around a short time trying to zero in on the signal, I got a good hit on my Equinox and looked down to just see a tiny bit of phone case edge barely visible above the sand. I reached down and pulled her phone out and waved over to them walking ahead of me. Mother and daughter happy now and a lesson learned about loose fitting sweatshirt pockets! A pleasure to meet you both and thank you for the reward.
I received an email this morning from Sean, he had seen me on www.TheRingFinders.com he explained that he had lost his iPhone 5s in Airdrie just before the gas station lot had been plowed and would I be able to find iPhones. To which I responded with an emphatic Yes!
However,being Christmas I may not be able to get out right away. He explained in his email that he was in Edmonton so wouldn’t be able to show me where at was lost. I recommended that he use Google Maps or Earth and pinpoint the location and the send me an image of the map.
A few minutes later I received the map with a circle around the area he thought it was lost in. Fortunately, my wife gave me the morning off Christmas preparations so I went out and started scanning the plowed up piles of snow. I set my Garrett ATPRO in the following way, Sensitivity: 1 notch down from full (I needed depth in the 4 ft piles of snow), Iron Audio: On (Lots of Trash i the area) Pro Mode, Coins setting Iron Discrim set to 35. Then I tested my iPHONE which cam up at 82-85 VDI. I scanned about 30 ft of snow piles getting lots of Iron and foil targets which I dug and threw in the trash later. Then at the end of one of the piles I got a high tone 85 on the display scratched around it with my Garrett Retriever and at about 4 inches out popped the iPhone. After snapping some photos, I went home and fired off an email to him with my address for pick up. He responded, with a jubilant GREAT, and said he would arrange for pick up. Another happy customer of The Ring Finders.
For Service in: Airdrie, Calgary, Cochrane, Carstairs, Irricana, Beiseker, Didsbury, Olds, Bowden, Innisfail, Okotoks & Red Deer, Call Bill Jones (The Detectorist) 403-701-1739 or Email: Bill.Jones@TheRingFinders.com