Got a lost ring call in the middle of saying goodby to a dear friend. Can u come right now? No but I will be down in 1 1/2 hrs. One hr later, can u come now ? So we were almost done so I said I would be there in 20 min.
I get to an over crowded beach and find parking, grab the PI and water scoop and head over. I am met half way by a very sad man. Its in the water, do you think there’s a chance of finding it ? Hell yes knee deep, no problem…
As I start my search there are a ton of people coming over to watch. He shows me where he was, or thinks he was. After about 10 min Im looking at tide line and I start working into the ankle deep area and low and behold, bang.. I scoop it and walk outa the water, turn to him and ask, Whats it look like… he he. ( YEP ) here you go.
Cheers from the crowd make it really cool, as we walk thru to our cars I hear, Great Job “RingFinder ”
I LOVE THIS FEELING.
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
Got a call this evening that was way hard to understand. Didnt speak good english but we got thur it. He headed stright back to the beach cause they didnt know what the beach name or tower number. I headed to coast hey to wait. As I am geting to the hwy he calls and gives me the State beach name. I’m only five min away.
As I pull into the parking lot I see a young man standing right in front, he waves to me, musta know it was me.
As we get down to the area the tide had come in and covered the area. No problem, remove the shoes and we’re in. Whites PI water detector with me always. Not move than five min and ring found. Tiffany & co Dimond ring.
Got a call from a local lifegaurd, there’s a lady tryin to find her husbands ring lost in front of tower number (x) if you close by.
I’m 5 min away I’ll head that way. As I start down the stairs I see a lady with a couple small boys and one little girl kicking sand around. As I get close she see’s me walking over with detector in hand. She was shocked I showed up without her calling me. I got the story and started to grid. Didnt take long but was out of her search area just a bit. The two boys had been refering to me as Mr John durning our time together. What a TREAT.
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Got a text message that said, a friend lost a gold chain. Can you help him ? Didnt know who it was so I asked ?
It’s Coop, ah its our Highschool coach
Denny Cooper. Within a few mins I get a phone call, As I get the info on the loss and the landmarks he remembers and that it was lost yesterday on a highly hunted beach, I agree to go now. He cant get away till noon but time is a factor. Read the rest of this entry »
Just 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Candice says ah hell I’m huggin you. So cool.
- Then she tells me she just got the band part before they came on vacation. Its a beautifull ring.
- Michael (husband ) took the picture for the book of smiles.
- We headed up as he was gona go put the ring in the safe . And we traded cards to stay in touch.
- Michael tells me last year in Maui his inlaw lost his ring, it was found and returned by a member of “TheRingFinders.com”
- I said yep, My friend David Sheldon and he says yep, thats him.. We R WORLD WIDE…
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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.
- Got a evening call from Mario, hows this work, he asked. My reply was I come down and find your ring. How much ?
- Maybe Tips ? Lets just find it, Im 5 min away.
- 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.
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 !