2017-12-26 Georgetown, Ontario
I received a phone call on Boxing Day from a couple from Georgetown a community about 20 minutes south of me.
Overnight there was a really nice snowfall. The husband proceeded out to the back garden shed to start up the snowblower for the first time this winter. He didn’t realize that he had the set of keys (house/mailbox/car/car starter) in an unzipped coat pocket. He went to go move the vehicle and couldn’t find his keys. Both husband and wife looked all over the driveway and yard and turned the house upside down. They felt the keys were lost in the snow.
I headed down within the hour, asked some questions and decided to start in the back in front of the garden shed where the husband pulled out the snow blower. He said he had a hard time starting the snow blower.
Both decided to go back into the home to get warm. Within 5 minutes I found the set of located.
They were very happy not to have to waste the money to replace all the keys not to mention what could of happened if an undesirable found them..
Couple lost keys in snow
I received a phone call from a gentleman who had lost his platinum ring at Clam Pass Beach Park in Naples. After searching for hours with no success, he decided to give me a call.
I was able to arrange my schedule to head to the location with my wife rather quickly.
After arriving at the area on the beach and getting a description of what happened and how the ring was lost, I told my wife she should try out her new metal detector for a bit before I turned mine on as the search area was small and the beach was crowded. After only ten minutes and my wife’s second target she got a great signal. After digging down about 6 to 8 inches, the ring was in her sand scoop. The ring was returned and all were happy to be part of another successful ring recovery!
So I got an email notification about a comment on my rent a metal detector blog post. When I read the comment, it was from a man name Cameron. He had the lovely task of digging out his cars that were buried in snow. While he was moving the snow around, a friendly man came by with a plow and helped him clear his drive way. Little did Cameron know that when he was putting some chains on his wife’s car his keys had fallen out. Like wise the friendly man who was plowing didn’t know he was pushing around Cameron’s keys. So for five days Cameron and his wife tried to find these keys. Cameron borrowed two metal detectors, he watch a ton of metal detecting videos, and then found The Ring Finders. When I got to Cameron’s house I started searching where Cameron and his wife had not shoveled or sifted the snow. After not finding the keys anywhere around his house I was told by Cameron to look by this truck where the friendly man with a plow had made his first pile of snow. In that pile was Cameron’s keys, just a shovels throw away from a five foot tall pile of snow that him and his wife had sifted through. Its a miracle that they were not destroyed by the plow.
the lost keys
I had a call from Jason in Huntington State Beach. He believed it should be an easy search as he could get me to the exact location where He and his family had spent their day. They are visiting from Georgia. This was a rental car and the rental car company could not find a spare key. It was going to be an expensive and time consuming process to fix this problem.
The call came just as I was finishing my first attempt to find (4) rings lost in the sand 3 miles away, near the Balboa Pier. It would be a few hours till the beach at the pier would clear of people to give me the opportunity to do a proper grid search. The lady that lost her rings had given up hope, thinking that somebody on the beach had found them first. I did return and found the rings after searching for the keys.
I met Jason at Huntington State Beach near lifeguard tower #7. After searching the first area, he showed me his path to the car. That was a much larger location, but I started a grid. He walked back to the restrooms where he spotted a guy in a dumpster collecting recyclable cans. Then he remembered tossing garbage in the same trash dumpster. He asked the guy to see if there might be car keys in the bottom of the dumpster. Yes! Jason’s car keys lying in amongst the trash.
Well, I didn’t find the keys, but I did eliminate the areas where they could have been hiding. Also, the timing of our search happen to coincide with the man that had been dumpster diving..
Jason did reward the guy, who said he would be happy for something to help him buy dinner. I was also given a gratuity which is greatly appreciated.
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I received a call from Keith early Sunday morning who had lost a treasured / sentimental ring the day before at Blind Pass between Sanibel and Captiva islands. Keith explained that the ring he lost was very special to him as it had been passed down several generations in the family and he was to pass it on to his son.
I made arrangements with Keith for my wife and I to meet him later in the afternoon when the gulf tide was lowest. When we arrived, Keith explained that he was not sure of the exact spot where he lost his ring. He could have lost the ring in a couple different areas where he had been fishing in up to chest-deep water or an area of dry sand where he had set up chairs and an umbrella. (All these areas combined involved a lot of ground to search.) To make conditions even a bit more difficult, the water was wavy with a strong current.
My wife and I decided to start searching the water first. After an hour had passed with no success, I began searching the dry sand and then another area of water where Keith thought the ring could be while my wife continued searching the shallows. Another 45 minutes went by and still no ring. After getting tired of battling the waves and current my wife decided to search the dry sand again–this time expanding the search area past where Keith thought the ring might be. After about 15 minutes, my wife waved to Keith and I that she had found the ring. Another success story!
Thanks Keith for calling us and we are so glad you have the ring back to pass down to your son!
A lovely gal from Minnesota vacationing at Fort Myers Beach gave me a call two days after losing her cherished wedding set in the loose sand . Knowing how often the beach gets metal detected and raked by tractors in that area, we knew time was of the essence.
My wife and I made arrangements to meet at the beach a few hours later in the afternoon. When we arrived, the beach was busy with people. But, we did the best we could to search the open areas. An hour passed by with no success. As more time passed, beach-goers began picking up their towels and chairs and leaving for the day. Soon after, my CTX 3030 produced a solid tone in the ring range and the missing ring was recovered and returned to the happy owner.
This ring finder success can be attributed to excellent detailed instructions of the area where the ring was lost (landmarks/photos etc) and quality Minelab metal detecting equipment.
Ted had been visiting his local beach with his grandchildren. On leaving the beach he found that he had lost his car keys. After spending some time searching for them he contacted me to see if I could be of help. He met me at the location and after a few minutes of a grided search I was able to find them a couple of inches under the surface. My Minelab CTX 3030 with the 17″ coil is just perfect for this kind of work and I really get a buzz when I am able to hand the lost items the the owners.
This is my second set of car keys found in a week. So glad people are realising that there are those of us out there that can help and are contacting us on the ringfinders team.
Thanks for allowing me to be of assistance and for the reward.