I was contacted by Jason who found me on line at TheRingFinders.com . Jason and his family had spent the day at Strand Beach which is located at Dana Point, CA. He placed his wedding band in the cup holder on his beach chair. They had picked up their chairs and walked a few hundred feet towards the car when Jason remembered the ring.
He went back to search for the ring. It had to be in the sand and could not be found by hand searching. Jason did take a good look at the location which was a great help to me when I arrived with my metal detector.
The beach is a long walk down a steep stairway. The tide was coming in which caused us to navigate over large breakwater boulders to get to the area where they had spent the day.
Thanks to Jason for putting me on the exact location. It was a quick recovery. The ring was under about 3″ of wet sand right at the edge of the incoming tide. We had to walk about a quarter mile back to the car, but it didn’t seem that far as we talked about this service and the success of finding Jason’s ring that means so much to him..
Brian called me after searching in the sand for a ring that his wife had lost while pushing her son on the swings at the local tot lot. She felt the ring slip off her finger the moment it happened.
After hearing the circumstances of the loss, I told Brian we had a very good chance of finding it with a metal detector.
It was important that we meet as soon as possible. With the popularity of metal detecting as a hobby, these neighborhood tot lots get detected often, sometimes daily. Brian was there when I arrived and it only took a short time to locate the ring. Two hours total time from the first call. It probably would have taken that much time to find a place to rent a metal detector and who knows if he could have learned how to use it?
After returning the ring to Brian, I had time to detect the whole sandy play area. My suspicions were confirmed. I was only able to find one penny and a piece of tin foil. This place is definitely one that gets hit by a local detectorist. Time is sometimes the enemy, call as soon as possible, especially if lost in a public place. Another successful recovery and return by a member of TheRingFinders.com and a happy husband that was able to find me by doing a Google search. This is an exciting time when you’re just as close as your smart phone to get help with anything..