lost ring at the beach Tag | The Ring Finders

Lost wedding ring, Lighthouse Point Park, Ponce Inlet, Florida….Found and Returned!

from Sanford (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-321-363-6029

Marcia called me on Saturday wanting to know if I was available to help her look for her lost rings. While she and her husband were enjoying swimming in the ocean they got to talking about getting tan lines and Marcia wanted to see if under her rings she had any tan lines. She was in waist deep water at the time and she pulled her rings only slightly down her finger to see if she had any of those dreaded “tan lines” and then the unimaginable happened. Her rings simply slid the rest of the way down her finger and into the churning surf. She could not believe what had just happened. She and her husband frantically began searching the water but her rings just seemed to vanish.
Thankfully Marcia found theringfinders.com web site and decided to give me a call. Rings lost in the water at the beach require someone to look as soon as possible, so the following day I met Marcia at the Lighthouse Point Park and she showed me the area where they were when the “unimaginable” happened! I set out four corner flags in the wet sand and two flags down the middle and started my grid search in and out of the water. The rings were dropped around three hours before high tide in waist deep water so that meant I needed to thoroughly search quite a large area. I was amazed that Marcia was able to remember where she lost her rings in the surf because after an hour of searching I pulled her wedding ring out of the sand in three feet of water. I thought for sure the engagement ring would be somewhere in the same area but I just could not find it. Come to find out the engagement ring was a thinner band and had a large 1 carat diamond set up high. Could it be that my metal detector just could not find such a thin gold ring? Or did the large diamond sticking up cause the ring to tumble around and get pushed to another location?
Three days later I went back at low tide and searched again for four more hours and still could not find Marcia’s 2nd lost ring. Thankfully Marcia was able to get her wedding ring back and that gave her plenty to be grateful for!
Mike McInroe…grateful member of theringfinders.com

Cape Coral — Wedding Ring Lost in Yard Found & Returned

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

Terri’s husband lost his white gold and diamond wedding band while working in the yard.  After only a few minutes of searching with the Equinox and a pin pointer, we were able to locate the ring.  Terri’s husband will be happy to see his wedding ring waiting to be put back on his finger when he returns home from work at the end of the day.

Fort Myers Beach — Military Ring Lost in Canal Found & Returned

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

While Ben (pictured) and his uncle were working on the dock anchoring and rinsing off the pontoon, Ben’s uncle felt his silver military ring fall off his finger.  Since they could not locate the ring on top of the dock–they realized the only place it could be is under the dock.  After Ben’s unsuccessful attempt to locate the ring himself by snorkeling and feeling around for it in the murky water, he decided to look into renting a metal detector.  While searching the internet for metal detector rentals, he came across our listing under The Ring Finders and decided to give us a call.  A couple days later we met him at the dock and we began our search.  Throughout the years many metal objects had accumulated in the search area.  After several minutes of digging targets that were not the ring–I finally got the high pitched silver signal I was looking for. The lost ring was found!  Even though the ring had started to turn dark after six days in the salt water–a little polishing will make it good as new and Ben’s uncle will be able to wear the ring again with pride.

Our services are available from Captiva Island to Naples area beaches.  Some of the area beaches included are:  Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers Beach, Lover’s Key, Dog Beach, Bonita Beach, Wiggins Pass, Clam Pass, Vanderbilt, Naples Pier, etc.

 

Captiva Island–Ring Lost in Beach Sand Found & Returned

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

A late night search results in another RingFinders success story.

Dan called us after losing his ring in the loose sand at a public beach near his vacation rental on Captiva Island.  My wife and I decided it would be best to come that night rather than the next morning in order to avoid the heavy commuter traffic.

After arriving at the beach and determining the area where the ring most likely was lost, we began our search.  It wasn’t long until my very first signal after turning on my metal detector produced the lost ring!

We are glad we were able to reunite another lost ring with its owner!

Lost engagement ring, Daytona Beach, Florida….Found and Returned!

from Sanford (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-321-363-6029

I received a frantic call from a dear young lady named Ellie and by the tone and stress in her voice it was apparent she was upset and flustered. For the life of me I could not understand what she was saying and she soon hung up. One minute later, Will called me and explained the situation. Will’s girlfriend’s sister, Kelly had lost her engagement ring in the sand at Daytona Beach and they had spent allot of time searching for the ring with no success. So I dropped what I was doing and told Will I would be there within the hour.
When I arrived at the beach I was greeted by four young adults with anxious looks on their faces. They showed me where Kelly had walked from the beach heading towards an aluminum stairway and apparently while she was approaching the stairway she was brushing the sand from her hands and from around her diamond engagement ring. When all of a sudden her ring slipped off her finger and dropped into the soft sand at the base of the stairway. They also explained that they had asked an elderly gentleman who was metal detecting on the beach, if he could please help them locate the lost ring, but he was unable to find it. So my first thought was to start by the aluminum stairway and work my way out onto the sand. My first pass along the stairway I got a “99” reading at three spots where the stair beams went down into the sand and just inches away I got a solid “44” reading on my Garrett AT Max metal detector. The first signal, the first scoop and there was Kelly’s lost diamond engagement ring! They had given up all hope and now they could hardly believe their eyes! I thanked God for another very happy search ending and for allowing Kelly’s ring story to continue!
Lost something? Give me a call ASAP! Mike McInroe…sunny Florida ring finder!

Wedding Ring recovered on So Cal Beach

from Sunset Beach (California, United States)
Contact: 1-714-944-0555

Linda contacted me that she had lost her husbands wedding ring while swimming in the ocean at Huntington Beach. I went to the location after work, even though low tide wasn’t until 10:30 at night. I detected the wet sand down to the water for about 30 minutes, thats when they showed up and I asked them where they were sitting in the dry sand. I started a grid search and three targets later I had his ring in my scoop, not more then 10 minutes is all it took in the dry sand. She gave him this ring 18 years ago and they thought they would never see it again.

The rings are not always where they think they lost them. I was so happy I could return this beautiful ring back to such a wonderful couple.

 

Lost class ring, Sanford, Fl……Found and Returned!

from Sanford (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-321-363-6029

Mr. Dave was born in 1928, grew up in Salem Oregon and graduated from High School in 1946. At 89 years of age, he has seen allot of life and he and his dear wife of 66 years are still very much alive and in love! Early in their marriage they felt God calling them to be missionaries and in 1957 they went to Papua New Guinea and served for 44 years. Now they are residents at our NTM Homes retirement center here in Sanford, Fl. and I and 40 other staff members have the honor and privilege to help care for them in their old age. Earlier this year their sons came down to help them move from a duplex apartment to one of our Adult Living Facility rooms. Going through closets and household stuff is not always easy and in the process Mr. Dave’s ring was no where to be seen.
A few weeks later I was searching for a misplaced part to a new shower unit and thought maybe someone had mistakenly thrown it into the construction debris dumpster. So I proceeded to go thru the garbage, starting at one end of the 25 foot container. After a while I noticed that there were bags of household garbage mixed in with the construction debris. So, one by one I threw the household garbage bags out onto the ground and noticed that one of the bags had a tear in it. I never did find the shower part I was originally looking for so I jumped out of the container and proceeded to load up the bags into my trailer. There were 7 large bags all together, the heavy duty Hefty type and I was thankful they did not rip open and spill all over the place. As I loaded the last bag I noticed it had ripped open and I was surprised to see that only a few items of garbage had fallen out. Was I ever shocked to see that a beautiful gold ring had also fallen out and was laying in the mulch! I could not imagine how it got there and where it had come from. So I looked in the garbage bag and found a piece of discarded mail and determined that the lost ring had to belong to Mr. Dave. So I devised a little plan to surprise Mr. Dave and in the end he was very, very happy to have his lost class ring back once again.
Lost your ring? Maybe I can help! Give me a call—anytime.
Mike McInroe—proud member of theringfinders.com

Wedding Band Lost in Sanibel Ocean Found & Returned

from Sanibel Island (Florida, United States)

We received a call from a groom who was in desperate need of our metal detecting services.  As his story unfolded, he explained how he had only been married for 17 hours when his wedding band fell off into the warm Gulf waters at the Sundial Beach Resort on Sanibel Island.

We arrived at the location and as my wife and I were gathering our detecting gear together, he asked us what our success rate was.  We explained it was about 95%.

He took us to the beach and we discussed the events that led to him discovering that his ring was missing.  We began our search and several minutes went by with no success.

We met up with him again and went over the details a second time.  This time we all agreed we needed to expand our search area.  Within a few minutes  later, my wife got a good signal in deeper water and within the first scoop there it was!

Needless to say, he was very happy to have his ring back and we were happy for him!

A collaborative effort led to another successful ring recovery!

 

Lost cell phone in the sand, Cresent Beach, Florida…..Found!

from Sanford (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-321-363-6029

Marva was so excited to be helping on her very first turtle nest relocation as a volunteer. Apparently during the night a sea turtle had buried its eggs right in the beach traffic lane, so Marva and the other volunteers gathered the necessary tools to dig up the eggs and relocate them in a safer area closer to the dunes. All was going well until Marva realized that her i-phone had popped out of the clip on her waist, and was nowhere to be found. They knew the phone had not fallen into the hole where the eggs were placed and figured it must have fallen in the sand around the edge of the hole. So they dug all around the nest area, raking and running their hands through the sand and still no phone. They tried calling the phone but could not hear it ring. Marva’s husband was able to get a GPS location and it showed the phone was in the vicinity of the new nest!
One of their friends thought of using a metal detector and even after a couple of hours searching–they still came up empty handed. And that lead to a search on Google under “How to find a phone in the sand!” Thankfully up popped www.theringfinders.com and one of my stories and Marva gave me a call.
Two hours later I met Marva and we walked to the nest location. My first attempts showed nothing around the nest and then my detector batteries up and died. So I ran back to my vehicle and put in a new set of batteries. On the next try I still came up empty handed! Marva then mentioned that she had to step up on the dune to pound a marker post into the sand, and on her first attempt to mount the dune, she slid down and had to go up another route. Sure enough, just at the base of the dune where she first stepped up– I got a solid signal on my metal detector. I motioned to Marva and she did not hesitate to uncover her lost phone!
So glad to be of service to you, Marva, and thanks for the generous reward! Lost something recently? Maybe I can help! E-mail or call–ASAP!
Mike McInroe, excited to be a member of theringfinders.com

Lost pacemaker in Orlando, Florida….Found!

from Sanford (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-321-363-6029

Todd gave me a call with a very unusual request! He needed to find his mother’s pacemaker because their dog had apparently grabbed it off of the counter and had possibly buried it somewhere in the backyard! WOW!! You can imagine the questions that came to my mind but Todd was quick to explain “the rest of the story”! Unfortunately his mother had passed away and her pacemaker was removed for the purpose of making sure it had been functioning properly. I had never been asked to search for a pacemaker before and was not exactly sure just how one would ring up on my metal detector. This particular one was made of titanium and that usually rings up on the low end of the non ferrous readings.
Later that day I met Todd at his home and we discussed the possibilities of where the dog could have dropped or buried the small pacemaker. (You can see in the photo the size and shape of this unusual item! It’s about the size of a half dollar and almost twice as thick!) As we began walking around the backyard looking at various holes where the dog had been digging and I was trying to get a feel for what I was up against, Todd exclaims, “Look at that! There it is!” And sure enough there it was, laying on the cement slab under the edge of the outdoor table, between 2 chairs.
Todd had previously looked the obvious areas over quite thoroughly and we came to the conclusion that one of the dogs must have dropped it there sometime that afternoon. What a relief it was for Todd and his sister to have their mother’s pacemaker back in safe keeping!
After a nice visit I said my goodbyes and headed home. And as I pulled away I realized how thankful I was to have been blessed and privileged to have helped another person in need. God bless you Todd and thanks for giving me a call. Got something that needs finding? Maybe I can help!
Mike McInroe, privileged to be a member of theringfinders.com