I had a missed call. Called the number and said what can I for you. A young lady had said that she had lost a gold necklace in her back yard. I got her address and said I’m on my way. When I arrived I talked to VANIA and she told me what had happened. She said her boyfriend was messing around and said I can find ur necklace if I throw it in the backyard. Well 6 days later the necklace was still missing. So I went and VANIA showed me the area. I started the search and her boyfriend said it’s definitely over by the fence. So I searched no necklace yet. I went back to the edge of the patio and started from there took about 5 steps and that sweet sound was nice to hear. (They couldn’t find the necklace because it blended in so good in the dead grass, I had to use my pinpointer.) Thanks VANIA for getting ahold of me.
It was a chilly day in November 2019, Kevin and I took a drive to beautiful Prince Edward Island to look for a set of wedding rings. They were lost when tossing a ball to the dog in the evening just before dark. We thought it would be an easy 10 min search, but after almost 2 hours we began to rethink where the rings landed. After watching the owner give a demonstration of how she threw the ball we determined we were looking in the wrong place. So after another 10 min one ring was recovered leaning up against the plastic form under a bush and the other ring had gotten raked up with the small pile of leaves. It was a happy reunion for sure and we went home feeling like superheroes.
Jane had been playing catch in waist deep water at Petone Beach, Wellington. She fell, touched the bottom and as she came up a wave hit her and she felt her engagement ring slip off her finger.
Her partner helped her search but the ring had disappeared.
I arrived the following day and her partner put me in the area where they thought the the ring had come off. I searched for about 3 hours as the tide went out. I tried various detectors but couldn’t find the ring. Surprisingly the sand was reasonably clean and I pulled every signal that I hit.
I returned a couple of days later and settled on my Garrett Sea Hunter PI. I extended the area and grid searched as finely as I could. Four hours later and the tide getting higher I rang Jane and gave her the bad news that I couldn’t find it.
I was gutted, knowing that it was out there somewhere and I had missed it. A couple of days later I rang Jane and told her I would have another go at finding it. Jane waded out in the cool water with me and showed me where she thought they were. This was pretty much the same as where her partner put me on the first day. I put a pole in the sand as a marker and did concentric circles until I was at a 10 metre radius. With the time coming up to 3 hours in the water I decided to start searching parallel to the beach. After 3 lines, and at the right depth, I got another good signal. I couldn’t believe it when Jane’s beautiful white gold and diamond ring popped up from just under the surface.
I was able to return the ring to Jane at her work which was only a few minutes away. Couldn’t get a photo of her at work but I can assure you the smile was worth all the hard work.
Just 15 minutes after recovering Jeff’s sentimental gold bracelet from under his boat in Coogee Marina I noticed a missed call on my phone. When I returned the call a rather emotional Cailan explained that he and his fiancee Rosemary had been swimming near the ammunition jetty at Coogee Beach when she’d felt her gorgeous engagement ring slip from her finger to the ocean bottom.
I was only five minutes drive to the north at the time so as there was only an hour or so of light left I
Rosemary’s precious in all its glory.
arranged to meet them straight away and search for it. When I arrived I was greeted by about 8 people.. one of which I knew! After the loss someone had thought to see if maybe there was a metal detecting service in Perth. Dean who work’s at my local scrap metal yard had said there should be as he knew someone who came into his work from time to time who did this sort of thing, I’d even shown him photo’s of some of my finds at one stage.. A quick google search had found my website www.RingRescues.com.au and when I arrived Dean and I had recognised each other and explained to the group the coincidence! About half the family had been having a picnic and swim so I had quite an audience as I began the search.
Someones meant to get married soon!
Now I didn’t have my marker flags with me so I asked Cailan to enter the water and stand where he thought Rosemary had been in the water when the loss occured. I then began a grid search around him. Just before I began I’d asked Rosemary’s sister to film the affair as I was both hopeful of finding it and that it should not take long if Cailan was fairly accurate on where the loss had happened. Only minutes later I yelled “found it’ and began running and jumping my way back to shore with it. I passed it to Rosemary who was staring in disbelief (along with everyone else) and then I turned to her sister. I asked what does the counter on the video say? She replied “it just ticked over four minutes!”
Realisation that they really did have it back washed over Cailan and Rosemary and as it did their disbelief turned to sheer joy. This really was a rewarding moment that made me feel damn good.. What an amazing afternoon.
This recovery started when i got the text from Melissa about her lost diamond wedding rings in Ala Moana Waikiki area. She lost them the daybefore and so i gathered my gear and I was able to head out and look the very next morning on a very well known and hunted beach. I had my fair share of concerns but needed to give a thorough search regardless. As i was searching the area in which Melissa gave I started to take notice that i looked in the area and nothing but loose change and bottle caps. So i decided to open up the search area because I’ve been looking for 2 hours and no rings. About a half hour in the search i get a great tone and there in the xtreme scoop is 1 of the 2 missing rings. I then start a circle grid which i started to overlap my previous grid and i get another good tone but very faint. i dug a good 5-6 inches before lo and behold there in the bottom of my scoop is Melissas 2nd ring. I was so happy i ran to my belongings on the beach and noticed that my phone had no battery life. As i’m standing there happy I could hear a voice that said ” Did you find it”? It was the life guard who i talked to earlier about these lost now found rings. His reaction was priceless… NO WAY! With a loud voice. We talked for a little while and then I left the beach with a grateful heart because I know I’ll get to return these beauties. What was thought to be a Gone forever changed! I charged my phone and later that evening my family met up with Melissa and we returned the wedding rings. Happy to help and return these beauties! Another successful recovery.
Biggest thing is to contact me as soon as possible because it increases the chances of me finding and returning your lost rings.
Received a call from Jordan on December 21st, 2019. Jordan was in the process of proposing to his girlfriend on Sunset Beach in Cape May when the engagement ring evidently fell out of the box unbeknownst to him. After gathering a few details from Jordan, we setup a time to meet and I headed over to Sunset Beach. I arrived before Jordan and his father so I decided to take a walk down to see if I could figure out where they may have been. Sure enough the tell tale signs were there so I began searching where I believed they may have been. After a brief 10 minute search I had the ring in my scoop! I went back to the parking lot and awaited Jordans arrival. He and his father were in total shock and disbelief that I had already recovered the ring before they arrived. After reuniting Jordan with the ring his father explained how much of a roller coaster of emotions the day had been. All recoveries are emotional for the clients, for many different reasons, and no two are ever the same, but sometimes there are the ones that really make providing this service warm your heart. This is one of them. I attached the reuniting video but it is a bit dark.
Here are some comments and reviews of service from Jordan and his family:
Jordan Page “Hey Jeff! This is me and my fiance with our recovered ring she loves it and we are so thankful to you. You changed what was one of the worst tragedies into one of those great moments you rember for a lifetime. You reaffirmed my faith in humanity and decency. You are truely a hero! To come out at 10pm on a sat night in winter is unbelievable enough let alone. Your integrity in finding the ring before we got there and holding it shows how much of an amazing honest person you are and that is rare these days. We and I personally can not thank you enough the joy even as I write this is overflowing. Everyone in town has been asking us about it and I’m singing your praises as the savior of our engagement. I got a call from sunset beach gift shop checking in about if we found the ring and I told them how awesome you were. He told me to send him a picture of your card so he can give your info to anyone that needs your services. Thank you so so much.”
Keith Page “First, Jeff, Thank You for finding Jordan’s ring…you are amazing!
You came out on a cold Saturday night and before we even got there, you had the ring, again, thank you…I cannot say it enough!
As a father, knowing what Jordan went through to get to this point and then seeing the video of him on his knee proposing and then his reaction realizing that the ring had fallen out and disappeared into the sand, it brought tears to my eyes for him.
You, the helpful people on the beach, the staff at the Sunset Beach Gift shop, my son’s fiance and her two beautiful children, my wife, all turned an emotional roller coaster of a night into one of the most positive and memorable evenings of our lives.
Thank you again, you really are a good person, you have had a positive impact on everyone’s life that you have helped by helping them find something they lost, please keep doing what you do, it does not go unnoticed.
Our very best to you,
Keith & Karen Page, Jordan and his beautiful family. By the way, Maria said yes!”
Karen Page “There really should be more people like you, Jeff! You don’t just provide a much needed service, you restore people’s faith in others along with restoring their precious items. A truly remarkable thing, and very much appreciated! You Rock!”
I received a call from Derrick requesting my service to locate his dad’s lost wedding band which he had lost yesterday while out in the back yard building a snow man with his grand children. Derrick told me he and his dad spent all afternoon searching for the ring with no luck, and today Derrick went on the internet to see where he could rent a metal detector and that’s where he came across my blog page.
I told Derrick I would be down to his place shortly. When I meet Derrick’s dad at the door, he showed me the approximate where the ring was lost and within 15 minutes I had the ring back on his dad’s finger.
Another Happy Client and a great start for the first day of 2020. Thank you Ross and Derrick ,for entrusting me to locate your lost ring.
Received a call from Vytas on vacation from California he called me around 4:30 pm so I rushed down to Turtle Bay Resort before the sun went down.
I literally put the coil on the sand and took 3 swipes and found the ring I think it took me about 10 seconds.
Another happy customer!
Naomi was at a local park and lost a family heirloom earring. There were a couple of areas where she had been, including where she was playing with some dogs on the ground. On arrival, we met and she explained the situation and showed me the two areas, both of which are on a baseball field. Unfortunately, there was some guys playing ball on the field, so, one of the areas over by the left field foul line was busy. The other area was deep in right field and not too close to where they were playing, so, that’s where I started. Naomi had the mate to the lost earring, so, I was able to use it to give me a sound and I.D. number to go by. Wow, that little thing didn’t give much of a signal, in fact, in a couple of modes, it didn’t register at all! The best signal I could get was in the Gold prospecting mode, where I got a fairly solid 1 on my machine. I started swinging over the grass and found there were so many signals that I had to eliminate all the other numbers except 1 and 2 or I would be there for days! I made a couple of quick passes where she thought she had walked hoping to get a quick recovery. No dice, so, out came the cones and I started to do a complete grid while she walked over to see how long they would be in the other area. As it turned out, they were just about done, but, that was unnecessary. I decided to complete my grid and on the second pass, the weak little sound on my Equinox that I was hoping for, alerted me to the earring sitting there in plain sight. In a flash, Grandma’s earring was back on Naomi’s ear where it belongs. A pleasure to met you Naomi, and thank you for the reward.
Keith and his wife Julie had been visiting their daughter when during a light hearted bit of volleyball Julie had spiked the ball only to feel her wedding ring shoot straight up in the air but did not see where it had come down again.
Julie and family posed with her ring returned.
When I arrived I could see that the entire volleyball court had been methodically hand raked by the whole family for several hours but alas they had not found the missing ring.
I asked Julie to stand where she thought she had been at the time of the loss and demonstrate the spike she had done when she felt her wedding ring shoot off. It was pretty much a vertical movement so I began my search along the edge of the net on her side of the volleyball court.
The first signal I got I knew was not her ring but it had all the signs of being an aussie $2 coin which it was but the second signal had a distinct double tone which many shallow rings will give and sure enough there it was Julie’s fabulous wedding ring! Well the family couldn’t believe I’d been able to find it in under a minute when they’d all spent several hours looking for it on hands and knees!
One wedding ring no longer mis-behaving!
After a few smile photos and a bit of back slapping I returned to my car and set off home. As I drove out the gate my phone rang so I pulled over and took a call from a fellow ringfinder on the side of the road. As I was speaking to him about an unsuccessful underwater search for a diamond earing lost during a night dive (who goes night diving wearing expensive diamond earings) I said hang on.. I got out of the car and ran up the road towards the smoke I had just noticed about 150 meters ahead at the intersection of the road I was on and sure enough it was a fresh bushfire starting on the side of the road. We’d had a 42 degrees celsius day only four days back and Perth has had a total fire ban in place for a long while now.
Fire out! Not much to see, just a little smoke in front of fire truck..
I ran back to the car and screamed up the road to it to find the flames were already 3-4 meters high. I tried stopping two cars as they drove by it but they just keep going.. you can probably imagine what I yelled after them!! The next car did stop and all he had was a spade so I said call the fire dept while I get some water back down the road. I managed to get a full size fire extinguisher from one of the residents where I’d just rescued the ring and raced back to the fire and in my best firefighting shorts and thongs managed to put out about 90% of the fire. I raced back to where I’d gotten the extinguisher from expecting another one to be ready for me as there were many units there but was told “sorry but we can’t give you another due to the property policies!!!!” I didn’t wait around to argue but obviously I was astonished.
I returned to the fire and noted the police had already arrived. One of the officers was standing 3 meters from the fire with a small fire extinguisher just staring at the fire which had by now grown again and as I approached him I said “are you going to use that?”. He replied “do you know how to?” I didn’t answer of course, I simply grabbed it from him, pulled the lock pin and put out 99% of the fire before the bottle was empty. Luckily as I got back onto the road the local bush fire truck arrived and soon wet the area down to prevent re ignition… pheww.
This situation was so so close to becoming a major bush fire requiring helicopters etc.
All in a days work eh. Ring Rescues to the rescue!!