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Celphone Recovered from Sand at Orange County CA. Beach … by Member of TheRingFinders

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*** Celphone  with drivers license and credit cards lost in sand at Orange County, CA. beach. Ella called me looking for help to find her friend, Julia’s IPhone. They are vacationing here in SoCal and will be returning to Belview, WA. in a couple days.

Julia was devastated as not only her celphone was missing, she had her credit cards and identification attached to the phone case. I met the two ladies on the beach after the sunset. I have no problem doing night searches. 

They had the “Find My Pone App “ on Ella’s phone. It showed the phone still had batteries but we could not hear a alarm sound or see the light on the screen. I had to be under the sand.

The indicator on the tracking was not very accurate and the grid search was going on to almost an hour. The two young ladies were getting cold and starting to believe the metal detector wasn’t going to work. They even asked me to stop. I told them to go back to their apartment and I would continue until I was sure I had covered the area properly. 

They left and before they got off the beach, BOOM ! .. I found the phone and it’s contents. Then I quickly made a call to them. They had barely walked off the beach before getting my call. They came back to retrieve the phone with big smiles and saying they had given up hope. 

I knew it was there, I just didn’t get my metal detector coil over target..  Knowing my equipment is important. If the item is there I can find it. If it’s not there nobody is going to find it. If you don’t try you will never find it..  

If you need help call now, available to take a call 24/7 .. I WILL TRY ANYWHERE.. Stan .. 949-500-2136

Large Gold Ring Found and Returned to Owner at The Montage Resort Hotel, Laguna Beach, CA.

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*** Odili called me at 9:30pm .. He had lost his gold ring at the beach in the dry sand. Back at his hotel room he went online trying to find a place to by a metal detector when he found my contact information on TheRingFinders website. 

He believed he could find the ring himself the next morning. I asked him if he had any experience using a metal detector, he answered, no. Many rental detectors are entry level cheap machines and most don’t work well in sandy mineralized beaches. 

I told him I could meet him at the Montage Resort Beach before 10:15pm and we should be able to locate the ring in a short amount of time. He agreed to met me at his hotel parking lot. We walked about 5 or 6 blocks to the small cove where he and his lady had been sitting. I found the ring after just a few swings of my detector coil. 

Odili and his lady friend were very happy to have the ring back. They can enjoy the remaining days of their vacation. Also they would sleep well and not have to bother the next day trying to find a metal detector and learn how much they don’t know about using a metal detector on the beach. Even these easy searches can be rewarding because it’s about many other things including finding the ring.

Don’t wait, call as soon as possible… Stan the Metal Detector Man …  949-500-2136  .. “I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “

Diamond Wedding Ring Lost in Huntington Beach, CA… Found in Neighborhood Tot-Lot

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*** Asha called me from her home in Huntington Beach, CA. asking for help to find her gold diamond wedding ring. She had been to the neighborhood park with her daughter. They spent most their time at the children’s tot-lot, then walked a couple blocks to her home, where she noticed her wedding ring was no longer on her finger.

I was able to meet her at the park where we started to grid search the sand in the play area. She had an idea of where the ring may have slipped off her finger, but she didn’t really feel the ring leave her finger. It could be anywhere between her home and the sandy play area. After about a half hour, I was running out of area in the sandy lot, the best place for the ring to hide. I could see Asha and her friend losing hope that I could find the ring. Then the magic happened, I got a great tone in the head set of my detector. One scoop with my sifter and there in the bottom was Asha’s diamond ring.. 

Can’t describe the happiness I saw. It was getting a little tense after more than 30 minutes digging pull tabs and bottle caps. It was a pleasure to meet Asha and help her to recover her ring.

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Lost Tungsten Carbide Wedding Ring .. Found in Belmont Shores, Long Beach, CA… Returned to Happy Couple

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 …Dana called me asking for help to find her husband’s wedding ring. They had been at Belmont Shores in Long Beach, CA.  Her husband, Sean made a jester with his hand and his tungsten wedding ring flew off his finger into the sand.

They searched for a couple hours unable to find the ring. Later evening Dana texted me asking if this was anything that I could help her with? I reached out to her the next morning agreeing to meet them at the beach at 10:00 am. 

Both Dana and Sean were present to guide me the general location. This was another fairly quick recovery because they got a hold of me soon after the loss and they were able to get me in the general location. Doing a grid search of an area can be tedious. If there is not many trash metal objects, I usually can do a basketball size area in a little more than an hour. 

We were fortunate that this search was short. Dana and Sean were very happy and surprised to get the ring recovered as they had already thought it was lost forever.

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “  Don’t wait call now!  Stan ..  949-500-2136

Lost Tiffany Platinum Diamond Ring in the Sand.. Crystal Cove State Beach, Newport Beach, CA.

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*** Stephanie and her family spent Saturday at Crystal Cove State Beach, Newport Beach, CA. While they were there Stephanie’s Platinum Diamond ring came off her finger while throwing g ball. The ring disappeared immediately in the soft sand. 

The next morning her husband returned the the location with a metal detector. His attempts to find the ring failed. Monday morning Stephanie located me using a online search. She told me what happened and what beach. Even though it had been several days. She gave me very good directions and had left a marker straight in-line with where the loss happened. I felt we had a good chance to find the ring without either of them having to leave work to guide me.

I drove about 5 miles to the beach parked and walked about a block where I saw the marker. I also checked my phone messages to see photos that she had sent. Location confirmed, I began a grid search with my metal detector. A few minutes later I got a good signal and the ring was in my sand scoop.

I sent her a photo of the ring and she replied with a phone call soon after. We met at a location convenient for both of us where I was able return her ring. You can see from the photo that Stephanie was a happy lady.

Lost Gold Wedding Ring .. Found in Time to Celebrate 50 years of Marriage

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  John lives in Lake Forest, CA., he had been gardening in his backyard the day he discovered his gold wedding ring was missing from his finger. He had worn that ring for almost fifty years. Although he didn’t discover it missing till later that evening while eating dinner. He felt that the ring had to be somewhere in the backyard because he not been anywhere else that day. 

Four weeks passed and his efforts to search the planters and small area of grass for his special ring were not successful. This week he and hid wife, Wanda were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. His son suggested that he try calling a member of TheRingFinders. That was how John found my contact information. 

I met John and Wanda that same afternoon. He showed me his backyard with several planters filled with beautiful flowers and other ornamental plants. The lawn area was small, maybe less than 40’x40’, but the ring could have been stepped on and hiding under the surface. John told me that he believed it could have been in one of the flower beds, where he had applied 6” of mulch. 

It took a while to scan the lawn and some of the flower beds with my metal detector. The ring did not show up. The last resort is to pull out the Garett AT handheld pinpointer (metal detector). By this time I was running out of areas to search. Using the pinpointer, requires crawling around on my hands and knees, poking the small probe into places the larger metal detector couldn’t penetrate. All the time taking care not to damage any of plants. 

I got half way around the planters to a small elevated water fountain, when I got a good signal from the detector. I had to bend down to see under the fountain and there was John’s gold ring. 

It was a good day and as I watched John looking and holding his ring I could feel the emotion of the moment. This is my reward for doing this, I have the experience, the equipment, the time and the Patience to help people find their sentimental keepsakes. Another day in Paradise 

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE”… Finding your valuables is important to me .. Call now !  Stan the Metal Detector Man …  949-500-2136

Southern California Snow IPhone Recovered .. Mt. Baldy, Claremont, CA.

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… We had snow in the mountains of Southern California. When that happens many who reside in the city make a run to the nearby mountains. The first day of the snow, Linda was able to take her kids to Mt.Baldy which is an easy drive. After taking photos of her girls she put her iPhone 13 in her jacket pocket. Later that afternoon while it was snowing heavily, she realized the phone was missing.

She was sure the phone was in the soft powered snow but the area was probably 50’x50’ area. It was snow hard on that Thursday afternoon so they had to get down the mountain before the snow was too hazardous to drive. Linda and her friend returned Saturday with shovels and couldn’t find the iPhone. Celphone service is non existent at that 6000ft. elevation, making it impossible to use the find my iPhone app. They were again unsuccessful at finding the lost phone.

Linda called me Saturday night asking for help. We agreed that Sunday would be crazy busy with cars and people in the area of the loss. We had set up Monday morning to meet in the spot where the loss occurred. We carefully coordinated the time and place to meet because there is zero celphone reception there. 

I arrived 20 minutes before Linda and her friend, Arizona arrived. The snow had melted and frozen over the last two days. It was about 2 ft. deep and the top 12 “ was solid like an iceberg. Not very encouraging for easy digging. As it turned out Linda’s friend had purchased a inexpensive metal detector at a Walmart. He had no idea how to use it. I took a couple minutes to show him how to set it up. Then we both took a section of the area to scan. Shortly after we started he called me over because he had a signal. I put my detector over the spot and immediately knew the size and ID numbers match what had to be a celphone. 

He wanted to chip away with a shovel on the hard packed frozen snow. I would not let him. I used a small pick-like tool to patiently scratch the surface till we could remove the phone. (10 plus minutes) We didn’t need to do all this work of two days of searching to damage the phone by carelessly digging. Long story, but there were several unexpected twists that I had to share.. I live at the beach, I know hardly anything about retrieving items lost in the snow. That doesn’t mean we can’t find them, first thing to remember is you can’t find a lost item if you don’t try.

It was a pleasure to meet Linda and her friend Arizona, I am happy to be able to do these searches. Linda was also happy that she found me through TheRingFinders directory of independent metal detectorists.

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE”… Finding your valuables is important to me .. Call now !  Stan the Metal Detector Man …  949-500-2136

Lost Necklace and Pendant Found in Sand Returned to Owner at Newport Beach, Calif.

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*** I was detecting on a local Newport California beach the other day . A couple of girls ran up to me asking for help to find a special necklace that was lost in the sand. They said the necklace had been on a towel and one of the girls picked the towel, not knowing the keepsake was there. It disappeared into the dry soft sand.

We walked over to the location where I was able to locate the chain and pendant within a couple minutes with my metal detector.


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Lost Gold Chain with Pendant in the Sand .. Newport Beach, CA. 92660 .. Found Days Later

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*** Karisa called me after locating my contact information on The RingFinders directory. She said her mother’s gold chain and pendant was lost in the sand at Newport Beach, CA. I was just finishing another search at Huntington Beach, CA., five miles from where Karisa thought her mother’s chain could be. My concern was the incident happened four days ago on the towel line.

I explained to Karisa that four days on this area of the beach may be too late. There is the Beach King sand sifting machine and a chain might have been picked up by another person on the beach. The location she gave me verbally over the phone was easy to find. I stopped by on the way home, walked out on the beach and began a grid search. Four 30ft grid lines was all it took to find this gold necklace that Karisa’s mother had been given 20 years ago while in Egypt.

Sometimes I think I know my local beaches. I would have never bet that this gold chain would still be here after all this time. I called her with the good news. She was very happy and grateful as she knew how much this Neckless meant to her mother. The only thing she didn’t know was how lucky we were that the necklace was not cleaned up in the beach sifter or found by a random beach comber. This is why I always try to search these seemingly impossible type searches.

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*** Jordan is a student at University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA. He had been on a early morning run on campus when he heard a small ping of a key hitting the cement walkway. He immediately knew it had to be his mail box key which was on his ID tag that is attached by a lanyard.

He was sure it had hit he concrete sidewalk bouncing into the grass. Updated me with the details. It was a short drive for me, less than four miles from my location. He could meet me there in fifteen minutes. Perfect, I was on my way and it sounded like an easy search. 

We met soon after the call. Jordan walked me to a large lawn area pointing across the grass. My heart sank, now the story seemed to change. It has happened more than once. Then he told me the sidewalk was the other side of the large grassy field. 

After walking over the field the spot narrowed down to 5 feet. I got two targets right away, the second one was the brass or bronze key.. Awesome!, I thought I was into two or three hour search. Jordan thought he might have to pay for the loss of the key plus the cost of a new key. Two happy people off to enjoy the rest of a beautiful day.

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE”… Finding your valuables is important to me .. Call now !  Stan the Metal Detector Man …  949-500-2136