Kelowna Tag | The Ring Finders

Lost Ring Located At Cedar Creek Park In Kelowna.

  • from Kelowna (British Columbia, Canada)


It was a late summer evening at Cedar Creek Park in Kelowna. Dee and her husband were out walking the dog down by the lake, Dee was engaged with her dog by throwing a ball into the lake, she was shocked when along with the ball into the water went her large silver and turquoise ring.

Both she and her husband spent hours searching the knee deep water for the ring, unfortunately the beach was rocky, the lake was wavy, with shadows on the rocks. The ring had fallen between the rocks and was difficult to see, Dee googled for help, and got me on Ring Finders. I responded the next day with my metal detector to assist them in their search. I knew the ring would not be hard to find, Dee was sure of the location, she saw it flying, she said it was a girly throw, and it can`t sink into the rocks.

After finding foil, bottle caps and pull tabs the ring was located which delighted Dee who called me her hero. She was so enthralled with the metal detecting hobby, that she purchased a metal detector from my company for her husband.




Keys found for Ministry of Transportation…. a year later!

  • from West Kelowna (British Columbia, Canada)

I was contacted by Ken from the Ministry of Transportation Field Services about a lost set of keys during a survey ….Last year!  Ken and his crew where at a site doing some survey work out in an area along Westside Road last fall.  He arrived in the company truck and tucked his keys in his pocket.  At the end of the survey covering almost a full acre, Ken did not have his keys anymore.  They searched for a couple of hours, but the type of terrain there could easily swallow up a set of keys and leave no trace.  This really bothered Ken because he knew they where there and no-place else.  He bumped into our site by accident, and called me to see if I could help.  The value in the keys is more in the security fob and the chipped key that would be big $$ to replace.  Grid searching a forest is a bit of a difficult thing to do because the ground is completely uneven and fallen trees all over the place.  Ken lasted with me for most of the search, but had to return to the office.  At the three hour mark I had nothing but a belt pouch full of very old debris.  I told ken before he left that I would do a few more thorough search patterns and go over a few paths that could have easily hid the keys.  Fifteen minutes after he left i get a weak signal over a fallen tree.  I had gone over it before but just ignored it due to the fact that it was very faint.  But at this point I was checking every signal I got.  So I found a large branch and used it to pry the fallen tree over far enough to search under…. Bing.. loud a clear.  Under the fallen tree and a pile of bark.  Surprising enough, the remote on the key ring still worked!  We are a tenacious bunch when it comes to an absolute..  That meaning that the keys had to be in the location and could not have been any place else.  I just have to find out where!Ringfind westside rd 2013 min transportation keys 2 Ringfind westside rd 2013 min transportation keys

Here is the vid if you want to watch.

Two rings found Gyro Beach Kelowna BC….no luck!

  • from West Kelowna (British Columbia, Canada)

Melissa contacted me  last week about her husbands wedding band lost in the water at Gyro Beach.  The ring is a Tungsten carbide ring and the couple have only been married for a couple of months.

Now as most MD’ers know, we can detect Tungsten carbide, but it’s a “Hard” ring to find… a little MD humour.  Now this was a long distance find, and what I mean by that is the person who lost the ring or item is not present to pinpoint the area.  So the search is a needle in the haystack because all we have to go on are aerial photographs from Google maps to get an idea of where it could be.  Most of us here know that this type of info can narrow it down to about… the size of a soccer pitch!

The first search was definitely not in the right area.  Both myself and Ken D. ( a MD’er in the area as well and member here on RingFinders) looked for hours and found nothing but change and clutter (caps, hairpins, pulltabs, ect)

After discussing the search with Melissa and her husband Andrew, we determined a different area with better detail.  So with this new information and location to search, we are at the task again the next day!  Hour and a half into the search I pull up a mens wedding band…. but it was Titanium.  At this point I thought I found it for sure… I just figured that they where wrong on the type of ring.  I sent Melissa an e-mail with the picture of the ring attached….”no I’m sorry, but that is not the right one…”  AAagh!

Ok well after we regrouped we arranged to meet at the beach the next day so that Melissa could point us in the right area without a doubt.

An hour and an half later.. I pull up another ring.  Big fat and heavy…but a little more shinny than I thought it would be…(they tend to look more dark and no scratches)…. then I noticed the symbol in the inside… it’s gold.  The first time I have ever been disappointed in finding a gold ring!

What are the odds of finding two mens wedding bands in the same area that the Tungsten one is lost in?

Well the two rings are posted up on under community lost and found and hopefully we can return them to the owners.

The moral to this story?….MARK YOUR SPOT!… CONTACT US ASAP!

If you notice your ring slip off or see it drop bellow the waves….Mark your spot!… Stand still, get someone to bring you something to mark the spot to get back to it later… A pile of stones… a stick out of the water….handfull of pennies…. anything to mark the spot…  Because at that point, it would take us longer to get there than it would for us to find it!… Just something to keep in mind.

In my books, no search is ever over until the item is found.  So this one goes into the cold case files and will be revisited at a later date…