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Lost Platinum wedding band in Western, MN resort. Now found!

from Elk River (Minnesota, United States)
Contact: 1-763-219-2782

A man lost his platinum wedding ring while wrestling in the water at a resort him and his family were staying at.  I drove out there for a little fun early on a Sunday morning and found his ring for him before breakfast!

Diamond gold ring lost, found, in Bloomington, MN

from Elk River (Minnesota, United States)
Contact: 1-763-219-2782

I got the call to recover an 18k yellow gold diamond ring that was lost by a woman when she was shaking off her hands after taking a fall on some snowy pavement.  I detected all around in the snow near where she had fallen with no luck.  I thought if it had bounced in the parking lot it would be easily visible.   Started scanning the road and got a clear perfect gold signal.  Bent over and moved some slush out of the way and revealed the gold ring which gave her an instant reaction of joy.  You never know where those gold rings will hide.  It had just happened to bounce in a small pile of slush on a road that was 80% clear.

My Dog Boomer Ate My Gold Ring and Necklase! Stony Plain, Alberta.

from Edmonton (Alberta, Canada)
Contact: 1-780-497-2118

 

 

 

 

      

 

I must say in all the years I have been a member of the Ring Finders group this callout gets the top marks in all categories.

Kerri called me yesterday regarding their dog Boomer.  On Boxing day 2017, while Kerri and Travis were visiting family in British Columbia, Boomer found his way into their  bedroom.  Kerri had placed her wedding ring,  engagement ring,  and gold necklace on the night table.   When she returned to the room she found Boomer chewing  on a box of Kleenex,   The ring and necklace was gone and Kerri found one ring on the floor on the other side of the room. Boomer is not your average dog,  he is 120 Lbs Bloodhound,  a big friendly giant.

Kerri was getting worried that the ring and chain was still inside Boomer and asked me if I could check to see if the rings was in him. I told her I could run my detector over him but it would not tell me what was in him and if there was something she would have to take him to the Vet! she also asked if I could scan the Poop bags she had collected over the past 10 days in his dog run I agreed to meet them this morning.

I arrived and met  Travis and Kerri and of course Boomer the Hound.  I scanned Boomer and found nothing,  so onto  the next task! The  Poop bags! On fourth bag my pro-pointer went off and I told Travis this could be something.   I told Kerri to get some hot water and a bucket so we could thaw the bag out and see what was in  there were the rings and neckless all in tack. Lucky for Boomer – no vet and lucky for Travis and Kerri, no bills!

This search will go down in History for me.

Thank you Travis & Kerri.

Gold pendant recovered from Thornton yard

from Denver (Colorado, United States)

Mayra Hernandez and her children were visiting her sister-in-law for a late summer picnic and celebration. Her son, Adrian, was playing in the yard with his cousins when his necklace that held his gold baptismal medallion broke. It wasn’t till minutes later that he noticed the necklace dangling from his neck. The family stopped their celebration and all began searching for the medallion. The yard is not large but it is beautifully take care of and very thick grass so the medallion remained hidden from view. Mayra found my profile on The Ring Finders and she called me and we arranged for me to come and do a search. After my arrival we all made our way to the back yard and they showed me where the kids were playing and described what was going on that day. A few minutes into my search after searching the primary area with no luck I expanded my search to a secondary location. When I was directly in front of the family I received a great signal on my CTX and right there hidden in the grass was Adrian’s medallion, he was pretty darn happy to get that medallion back.

Medallion recovered September 19, 2017

 

A ring return just hours before hurricane Jose hit Cotuit, MA.

from Cape Cod (Massachusetts, United States)
Contact: 1-860-309-3307

Kevin was playing ball in the last of the summer’s warm water when the his wedding band slipped into the water. A group of friends spent many hours of searching without the result they desired. A call to J&E Enterprise lead Kevin to calling me for help. Hurricane Jose was coming with high winds, surf and winds, I had to go NOW. Passing up the National Hamburger Day dinner, I was off to a little known beach to start a search. I had Kevin’s description of where to search and Elizabeth was to meet up with me to add more information.

I arrived about an hour before Elizabeth showed up on the beach. I had searched the area Kevin had described. Now with a few more questions answered I moved the search area over another 30 feet. After covering the new area I was on my own. I had to widen the search area and did so by working the wet sand area. I did a turn and magically Ted was standing there watching me. He told me he was Kevin’s friend going back to early school days. He then suggested I cover the area where he would through a rock to. Well that did not go too well as his arm was not in good enough shape to toss a rock far enough. So into the water I went with instructions for Ted to tell me were to stop and search. Another 10 yards past were I had searched I was told to stop. I marked off 5 yards either side of the “stop” mark. I started searching in the direction Elizabeth had said to move from where I had searched. Another 10 minutes and the shining white gold ring was glittering in my scoop. A good thing as I could see and feel some of Jose’s force heading our way.

Timing is always of the essence in locating a lost item. The earlier a search can be started the better the chance for a recovery is. A hint for anyone that “looses” an object is to mark the area, take pictures, note any physical objects that can be used as a reference point then call a RingFinder. If an item is lost in the water, drop a few coins in the area as a “marker” for a searcher to look for. Or as Kevin did – have friends able to help in the search. If it had not been for Ted showing up and putting me in the proper area, I would not have found the ring that afternoon. And it might not have been a couple of days before the hurricane would pass and detecting would be safe to do again.

Thanks Ted!

Ted texted Kevin, Elizabeth and the other friends that had helped in the previous days of searching. Kevin called, thanked me and I gave the ring to Ted to return to Kevin…Done and pictures added.

How to find a lost ring at the beach

from Miami (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-305-608-1870

How do you find a lost ring at the beach, whether you lost it in the sand or in the ocean, start by calling me, Louis at 305-608-1870.  I can help you find your lost ring or any other type of jewelry.  I can take my detector in the ocean !!!!  Take a look at some of the pictures below and my other blogs and posts of some other successful recoveries.  Before you call me please take a look around and try to remember where you lost your ring.  Look for objects such as lifeguard stands, beach chairs, or buildings.  Use these as points of reference.   After,  try to put a marker in the dry sand a few feet away from where you lost it just incase you have to leave the area.  PLEASE don’t tell anyone that you lost it because they might try to find it and keep it.  The faster you call me the faster I can return it to you…. So don’t wait.

I was metal detecting in the water and this couple chased me down that he had lost his ring a few minutes ago while swimming…Found it!!

Alex and Anne Norton both excited after I found his grandmothers ring that he gave to Anne as an engagement ring. Found about 50 ft out in the water

Dennis, Cape Cod, MA – Colby a 14 year old detectorist did the right thing!

from Cape Cod (Massachusetts, United States)
Contact: 1-860-309-3307

The plaque sent to Colby for his honesty and “doing the right thing”.

This is what my idea of metal detecting is all about: Doing the right thing, obeying the rules and comradeship. Here is a story of a return that took many turns to a fabulous end. In chronological order this is what transpired, to the best of my recollection. Sunday afternoon Bennet was enjoying the thrills on a Cape Cod beach and took his necklace and wedding band off an put them into a beach chair’s pocket for safe keeping. Sometime later while packing up to leave the beach the chair was folded and carried to the parking lot. During the movement the jewelry fell from the pocket and was buried in the soft sand. The missing items were not noticed until Bennet went to retrieve them from the pocket. They were not there, gone!

Bennet knew about metal detectors, found J&E Enterprise of South Yarmouth, and rented a detector. To no avail Bennet searched the beach area and returned the rental. At this point he was told about TheRingFinders.com and was suggested he contact a Ring Finder that could help. The first to respond was Leighton who made arrangements to meet up with Bennet and search early on Tuesday morning. Leighton also had no luck in locating the missing items.

Leighton called me and explained the situation. I then called Bennet and set up a search time of 5pm. I left my cell phone and Bennet’s phone number at home, a big mistake. Oh, well…I started to search, found a very good large target area and knew immediately that the detector I was using was too sensitive for the iron in the dry sand. I returned to the car, changed detectors and headed back to find a 5 coin spill which I retrieved. As I moved on I was asked if I had found some coins, yes I had, but I was looking for a gold chain and wedding band. A few more words were passed when Anya piped up with “I saw them Sunday evening, a boy had found them with his detector” AND…the boy is right over there…

I knew what I had to do and hoped what I was going to do did not backfire and cause a problem. I went to the group of people around the boy who was pointed out to me. I introduced myself and said I heard that some jewelry was found Sunday. I was so pleased with what came next. Complete agreement that the right thing to do was to return the items to the rightful owner. And this was from a 14 year old boy named Colby! I know how hard it was for him to give up his Best Find EVER in his two years of detecting. I have been there as others I know have been in the same situation.

Now to get Bennet to the beach…I called my wife from Colby’s father’s cell phone. My wife then call Bennet and he showed up about 20 minutes later, alone. Colby’s prize find was returned to its owner who left and promised to return with a gift for Colby and he did along with many family members. What a sight, all the people mingling, thanking Colby and congratulating Bennet…unbelievable to say the least. Even Anya and her family were in on the act.

This has to be one of my favorite returns. No I did not physically find the lost jewelry, but I did coordinate its return by “finding” the means to get things right. I really do admire Colby and wish him the best with his future detecting adventures.

Colby: May the ring of gold be in your ears and its glitter in your scoop! – Rick (WaterWalker)

Man’s Wedding Band Lost in the Surf in Myrtle Beach… Found and Returned

from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-333-4114

Last week Jim Wren was contacted through his Ring Finders Face Book. Savannah had sent him a note about her husband Kirk losing his wedding band on their honeymoon in Myrtle Beach. Jim is the Ring Finder that covers North Myrtle Beach and area beaches over the border in North Carolina. Since the ring search was in Myrtle Beach, Jim graciously called me and asked if I wanted to cover it. I called Savannah, who had returned to her home in Kentucky, and got all the particulars on the beach area that needed to be searched. I assured a distraught Savannah that we had a good chance at finding this ring. I called Jim Wren back and explained that the ring was lost in the waters edge at low tide 4 days ago, and that I felt like time and darkness was going to be an issue. I wanted to cover a lot of sand quickly, so I asked Jim if he wanted to join me. Jim and I searched into the darkness against an angry rising tide. We were getting several signals but were having a hard time staying on the targets as the waves pushed us around. Jim and I talked and we both felt like the ring was there, but the struggle against the elements was hindering our efforts. We agreed to work the area again 2 days later. We met in the morning’s low tide before the wind started tormenting the water. I jumped into the water about waist deep and started north – south. Jim started an east – west grid that had him going from ankle to waist deep water. About half way through the grid Jim descended into the water just in front of me. I saw Jim concentrating on a target so I gave him some room to not give his detector any feedback from mine. Jim shouted my direction as he started moving toward the dry beach. From 30 feet away I could make out the black silhouette of the ring through the holes in his sand scoop. Bingo! This was the ring we were looking for. Jim graciously handed me the ring and told be to call Savannah and then write it up. Last year I helped Jim on a ring search where I found the ring. I handed the ring to Jim and told him to write it up. I think he was giving me pay back. However, the most important part of this ring hunt was that we got to send a message and picture to Savannah, back in Kentucky, and let her know the good news. Kirk’s wedding band would be back on his finger in few days. Savannah was stunned and happy of that fact. She and Kirk had just gone to the jewelers that afternoon to order another ring. Fortunately they were able to cancel the order the next morning. Savannah and Kirk, good luck in your future together. May all of your stories have happy endings. Thanks for entrusting Jim and I with this ring search. Thanks Jim for your excellent help.

 

Exclusive News Report, ‘A Lord Of The Lost Ring’, Mandurah Coastal Times, Western Australia

from Perth (Australia)
Contact: 0469880955.

Hi all and a big thank you to Robert who called the local media from his boat after I handed him his wife’s late fathers Russian Gold wedding ring. For the ‘full story’ please see my blog post – Lost Ring, 3.5 m Deep In ‘The Dawesville Cut’, Found In 10 Mins!

 

 

 

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Lost A Ring Or Jewelry? Philadelphia Area and Surrounding Counties!

from North Wildwood (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-215-850-0188
Cherished and valuable rings and jewelry get lost on the beach and in the ocean, they can be recovered. If you lost a ring or a piece of jewelry even your car keys I can find them! Just a phone call away!

Cherished and valuable rings and jewelry get lost! They can be recovered. If you lost a ring or a piece of jewelry even your car keys I can find them! Just a phone call away (215)-850-0188!

I am just a phone call away in the Philadelphia,

Delaware, Bucks & Montgomery Counties!