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Lost Ring in LAKE San Marcos

  • from Carlsbad (California, United States)
  1. My Ringfinder partner ( Curtis) was contacted about a ring lost in a old lake near by us. He called to see if I could dive it. After alot of checking we put together a plan. Honored to have 2 members of TRF not only come but helped in this return.

There was no visibility at all here so I had to dive blind, best way for me is close me eyes.  20 plus min on the bottom of a muck filled lake, 30 pieces of metal that sat 18” deep in (?)

After cleaning what I could got one last faint signal, reaching though 18” of  feels kinda like clay, I feel something on my baby finger so I keep pushing to hard pack, oh my I think I got it as I hold it tight in my fist. Cant see so gota go up. Rest of story on 10 News.

Return was done live on our local news

Thanks to Curtis for the call,  Stan and Curtis for their help. Its what we do.

Look at that Smile.

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Lost Ring Del Mar Calif.

  • from Carlsbad (California, United States)

Just after my late shower I see a voice mail,  a young lady asking if I could help them find a ring in the sand. 6 or more people on hand and knee’s for hours could not find it.  Took a bit for us to talk and I was on my way.

As I get my gear out and head to 18 th st I see three ladies waiting. Few min talk and we are walking down to area of loss.  Ok its somewhere in this 20 x20 with one lady to my right sayin Like right here.   I turn on the detector and say ok 5 min.  I started at the far side of where she said and 30 sec, bam.

They all just look as I scoop, miss and scoop again and shake.  Yep there is the ring.  Not always this fast but sure made TheRingFinders.com  look good.

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Lost 4 ct Dimond Ring

  • from Carlsbad (California, United States)

Yesterday I got a call that was a little outside the box. $45,000 4 ct ring lost in the house. This young lady tells me, my mom Always puts her rings in same place but we cant find them. They have a new care taker for grandma and they were now questioning her. I said I would be glad to come by and see if I could help.
After an hour of searching couch, under everything I came to ; No disrespect ment here, but I believe they are Right where you put them.
I called the daughter at work and let her know my feeling on this loss. Fast Forward 6 hrs later yesterday eve.
I get a call from the Mom saying, you were right.
I put them in the car when we went for a beach walk but didnt remember taking  them.
We dont Always find them, but we help people know where they

“are not”!

Lost Ring Cardiff California

  • from Carlsbad (California, United States)


I got a call for Milo’s search and recovery, something I started back in 1996.  Got the location and headed down to meet them.  20 min drive and his Mother inlaw moves her car so I can park, as its on coast hwy. We head to area of loss as he tells me how it came off.  I laughed and said, most of the calls are off by 10 to 20′.  I ask kind of metal and turn on the MX Sport.

Im running a 6 X 10 coil on it.  I always start outside edges of area cause I’ve had really fast recoverys by doing this.(?)  3/4 way though first pass and display screams  “gold”

Ha what a great feeling, people from down the beach came over and the SMILES WERE FLOWING.

I Love being able to help these people as the Local member of ;


Lost ring CARLSBAD

  • from Carlsbad (California, United States)

  1. imageimageJust getting done at work when I get a call from a young lady asking if I could help her find her ring in the sand. She tells me they are sifting the sand but cant find it. I tell her to stop because they can make it go deeper. Im on my way about 10-15 min eta.

  2. The hotel guard lets me park there since its their Arz visitors who have been calling me, I think this is 5 out of my last 7 calls.
  3. As I head down the stairs I see their Red cabana and 3 or 4 people waveing. I meet the couple and ask them to move the cabana as it has metal legs.
  4. I start my grid and might have been 3 or 4 passes and I know this beep is it. As I look at the treasure in my scoop Im stoked to be the one to find and return this ring.   What a BLAST.
  5. Candice says ah hell I’m huggin you. So cool.
  6. Then she tells me she just got the band part before they came on vacation. Its a beautifull ring.
  7. Michael (husband ) took the picture for the book of smiles.
  8. We headed up as he was gona go put the ring in the safe . And we traded cards to stay in touch.
  9. Michael tells me last year in Maui his inlaw lost his ring, it was found and returned by a member of “TheRingFinders.com”
  10. I said yep, My friend David Sheldon and he says yep, thats him.. We R WORLD WIDE…

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1953 Wedding Ring LOST

  • from Carlsbad (California, United States)

An evening Lost Ring Call. Laura calls and says, My Dad lost HIS DADS wedding ring. I’m aprox 5 mins away if I can find parking so I’ll head right down. Ok it took about 20 mins to be at top of the stairs and my phone rings,  we’re right below you waveing.  I get down on the sand and hear the story that this was his Dads ring from 1953.

His Mother Olga was standing there with tears in her eyes, I told them ” its here and I’ll find it for you.

After gridding the whole area, I asked if they checked their chairs and stuff,  he looked at me and replied, YES, 3 times.

Open up the search area and I think it was 2 passes and boom, there she be.  I take it outa the scoop and ask “Whats it look like”? Laura gets to dimonds on top and I hold up my finger with this beautifull ring on it.

I only ask kind of metal before I search, cause its a treasure hunt for me and I love the shock factor too.

I look to Grandma and the look on her face was PRICELESS.

A really nice guy who had helped them look for the ring in the sand before I was called, (gess they tried for over an hour, ) came over to me and asked

” will you take a tip from me ?” Thats a first, I was kinda in shock, as he stuck a bill in my bag. This proves my feeling about helping people,  Didnt get his name but he’s in the pic, red shirt. Thank You.  Happy 4 th to all. imageimage

Lost Ring Carlsbad Beach

  • from Carlsbad (California, United States)
  1. Got a evening call from Mario, hows this work, he asked. My reply was I come down and find your ring. How much ?
  2. Maybe Tips ?  Lets just find it, Im 5 min away.
  3. I get there and meet him, his wife Christie was down at area of loss. We can see a guy detecting 1/4 mile up the beach so we go down and layout the area, 30X30′. Mario says so what your % of returns. Well for 2016 , I’m 100% of calls that call day of loss.

3/4 of area done and bang. I look of at them and smile, scoop and head over. They both turned bright red, was kinda cool. I am stoked to be part of this story with these very cool people. image

Lost Ring…La Costa Golf Course

  • from Carlsbad (California, United States)

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I was on the phone with my partner, Curtis Cox when I got the call. Call ya right back. A guy I worked for doing Leak Detection, was out playing golf at La Costa. His buddy hand taken his ring off to put on sun screen. (Forgot) and went on with the next few holes before remembering, ah shit my ring. They traced their way back knowing about where it might be. Sorry Not a fairway. Tall grass area. After a walk around for 1 hr. He remembers my RingFinders story and gives me a call.  I told him I’ll get my partner to head over and we’ll b down shortly.  I called Curtis back, Dude, Grab your detector, we’re hunting La Costa Golf Course. I was on the way in 10 min with Curtis on his way too.  We meet up by the Fire Department. I jump in with Curtis and we follow them down the private road, out onto the cart path and head north along the fairways. They take us to area of Sunscreen app.  We grid that whole area but nothing. The guy who lost it takes off in the cart to another area. Now I’m told wait, I think he went up this little hill to help find the other players ball. So we walk up and I start to grid.  Curtis just finished first area and is on his way over. At that point they pull me acrossed the fairway to another area. I tell Curtis He drove right thur here and head over. I get there and first I start to check their cart. Lift the seat as Curtis walks up and says, it aint in the cart. Are you sure what kinda ring it is. Steel, Tit ? at that point I look at Curtis’s hand and its closed. Ha. He hands it to me and I hand it to the owner. OMG. Wait . It gets better.  A man walking his dog with his wife yells ” did ya find my watch”? I replied, No, But we did find his wedding ring. They turn and come stright over to us. Wow thats great. He asked if I’m from here.? I pointed to the big house right there and said my Dad built that house for Mr. #^<*> back when I was in 6th grade. Really he says, Big smile as his wife says thats our house. (WOW) they Invited us up to show Curtis the custom front doors my Dad installed. From like 16/1700’s Spain. OMG. Its a small world after all.  Curtis Cox did the recovery but due to this story wanted me to write it. We hunt together and our team dont miss. We cover large areas because of TEAM WORK. We are  at 100% for 2015 other then water losses. In the waves.  Glad to be part of this group.

Curtis Cox / John Hughes ”

anytime / anywhere !

LOST KEYS, Del Mar, Ca.

  • from Carlsbad (California, United States)

Got a call from a man named Scott, told me his kids are in Solana Beach and lost the car keys .  I throw a few questions at him and make a plan for 5 am hunt,   Next morning I get to the beach to meet them at 5 am. They are a bit late so I go onto beach and start griddin. I only did small area when they showed up. I’m in right aera. After 30/60 I told then not here. Check all the poles cause people will hang lost keys on them. Scott is over by the poles and didnt hear me say that. I watch him walk over and take them off the pole. Its a great day.





Lost Wedding Band, Carlsbad Ca.

  • from Carlsbad (California, United States)















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Got a call from a lady who was at the beach looking for Husbands lost wedding band. Ten min ETA and I was on the beach with her. I took my Whites TDI. It was a lucky day for them as she tells me it was lost last night at sunset. No sooner said and I get a great signal. I look at her and smile as I reach down and scoop it up. Plat
Mens band. She comes to the van so I can get a picture for the book of smiles. Here they are. Husband was at work so kinda cool suprize for him. Its a great day.