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Allegany Mountain’s claim gold

  • from Buffalo (New York, United States)

About 2 weeks ago I received a text from a fellow Western New Yorker who was in need of the Ring Finder’s.  The target wasn’t a ring but an earing.

The text went on to describe a soccer game that his daughter played in, in the foothills of the Allegany Range, just north-east of Olean, NY.  Before the game, a very precious and sentimental earing was removed and handed to Dad so it wouldn’t be lost during the game. ( I am sure for safety reason too…).  After the game, Dad meet his daughter on the center-line stripe about halfway between the bottom of the circle and the sideline to assist in making sure the earing returned to its rightful spot. Unfortunately his hand was bumped during this attempt and the Allegany Mountains claimed gold.

I started the 90 minute trip to the soccer field around 8 AM Sunday morning. Moderate fog blanketed the foothills making the narrow wooded roads a fun and sort of mysterious journey. As I started the search the fog was still thick enough to obscure the beauty of the foothills surrounding me. I set up a search grid based on the field markings and the great map that was provided to me of what would be an 80 x 40 foot search area.

After just a few minutes it became clear to me that this field had never been detected before or at least hadn’t been in a long time. Coin targets everywhere! Staying focused I only checked ultra shallow targets by setting my Garrett AT Pro metal detector to max sensitivity, to find a tiny earing, and setting the pin-pointer to the shallowest setting to check the depth of the target as to spend time only on the shallow targets.

My first pass up and down the center line yielded lots of foil items and some surface coins, no doubt, from the most recent events on the field. I expanded my grid out to about 20 feet to each side of the centerline. I reversed my direction and re-searched this area for a second time but from the opposite direction. With no positive result I searched the entire area a third time but perpendicular to the first two searches. This change did help to  uncover more signals, but unfortunately, not the earing.

After about 4 1/2 hours, and several tweaks of the metal detector, I was not able to recover the earing. I knew this was a tall task  when I agreed to take on the search, but that is inconsequential to the prospect of not trying to help. While this may not be a “successful” recovery it shows that the Ring Finders will take on nearly any recovery mission, after all its returning irreplaceable items to their owner that is the greatest reward.

Lost diamond ring , Winter Garden, Fl…Found with a metal detector!

  • from Sanford (Florida, United States)
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Cady texted me on Father’s Day…wishing me first a Happy Father’s Day…and then asked if I could possibly help her find her lost engagement ring. She explained that the day before she was out walking her dog when all of a sudden the dog bolted, jerking the leash from her hand and in the process the leash pulled her diamond engagement ring right off of her finger. She actually saw her ring bounce off of the sidewalk and into the grass. Her first thought was to grab her ring but as she watched her dog run across the street she figured she needed to catch her dog first, so he would not get hurt or lost and then she could come back and pick up her ring. She tried to make a mental note of where she was when she dropped her ring but everything happened so fast! After catching her little dog she went back down the sidewalk and began looking for her ring…and she could not find it! The sidewalk area began to look all the same and somehow her ring had just plain disappeared. Cady and her husband looked for a long time and finally gave up. Desperate for help she typed “Ringfinder” into google and up popped theringfinders.com and one of my stories about a recent search and recovery!

I met Cady the next day and she walked me through the area and explained what all happened. I set out two flags along the sidewalk and reassured her that I would do my very best to find her ring. She had a phone interview coming up and I let her know that I would look as long as necessary and I would be there when she was finished. Five minutes later I sent her the most wonderful news and she came running out to see for herself!

What an honor and privilege to be involved in reuniting a precious lost item to its rightful owner and see the thrill and relief and joy that comes over them. Hard to keep my own composure at times like this! I thank God for allowing me to bring such happiness to Cady’s life!

How can I help you? Call or text me ASAP!

Lost wedding ring while playing in the pool, Altamonte Springs, Florida….Found with metal detector and returned to owner!

  • from Sanford (Florida, United States)
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Eric and his son were relaxing in their pool and decided to hit a volleyball back and forth to each other. Eric’s heavy platinum wedding ring was a little loose on his finger but he figured he would be just fine. As they finished up Eric noticed his hand felt different and looking down he realized his wedding ring was gone! He thought more than likely it fell off into the pool so they proceeded to search the pool bottom but NO RING! Next was the thick grassy area alongside the pool and they looked that area over a few times, even trying to use an app that one can access on your phone, but NO RING! By this time it was getting later on into the evening and his next thought was to buy or rent a metal detector and then figure out how to set it up and decipher the sounds that it emits. Having shared his situation with his family it was his mother who found theringfinders.com web site and sent Eric my number.

I showed up early to search for Eric’s lost wedding ring and as I looked the search area over I hoped and prayed his ring did not land in the canal as it looked like prime snake and alligator habitat. I began with the thick grassy area and after 10 minutes or so it was obvious it had not landed there. I moved to a concrete planter that ran the length of the yard and came up empty there as well. Next was a small grassy strip on the back side of the planter that I needed to go over before going into the murky waters of the canal. About half way along the small strip I got a sharp signal, loud and promising, and there was Eric’s lost wedding ring laying in the grass! Eric was stunned and could not imagine how it landed there but as we looked it over it was quite obvious that it had flown through the flowers and landed softly on the other side of the planter.

I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to help Eric and I am ready and waiting to help others who find themselves in the same predicament. Call or text, ASAP!

Mike McInroe…thankful to be a member of theringfinders.com

Lost wedding ring in the grass, Windermere, Florida….Found and Returned to owner!

  • from Sanford (Florida, United States)
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Mike McInroe…Metal Detector Specialist…Call ASAP, Anytime…321-363-6029

Andrew was playing ball with his son out on one of the grassy areas in his neighborhood when all of a sudden he felt his wedding ring go flying off of his finger. He immediately stopped and began to search the grass, thinking “How hard can it be to find a white gold ring laying on the grass?”. Soon he had a bunch of kids and a few adults involved in the search and it seemed like his ring just plain disappeared. And much to Andrew’s dismay it soon got dark and they had to give up the search.

That evening Andrew and his wife went on line to look for help and came across theringfinders.com and that gave them some hope! Just knowing that there are actually people “out there” that help people find their lost rings and valuables was a huge encouragement—so Andrew gave me a call.

We arranged to meet early the next morning and as we walked to the grassy area where Andrew lost his ring he explained how he was spinning the ball with two hands and that motion was what caused his ring to go flying. As they showed me where the loss occurred I put out four flags and began to carefully grid search the area with my ATMax metal detector. Knowing that his ring was a medium white gold band I was concentrating on anything showing numbers from large foil in the 30s to the 50s! Numerous targets were scattered here and there, most of them too deep to to be Andrew’s lost wedding ring. A recent ring loss will be a surface target that will sound crisp and clean and register shallow on the depth reading. Thankfully only 8 minutes later, our prayers were answered as the perfect signal sounded off in my headphones and there, barely visible in the grass, was Andrew’s lost wedding ring! I motioned for Andrew and his wife to come over and see what I had found! Lots of smiles and thank you’s were exchanged and a huge relief was obviously taken off of Andrew’s heart and mind.

Lost something recently? Give me a call, text or email ASAP!
Mike McInroe…thankful to be a member of theringfinders.com

Lost gold ring in grass, Winter Park, Fl….Found and Returned to owner!

  • from Sanford (Florida, United States)
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Mike McInroe….Metal Detector Specialist….Call ASAP, Anytime…321-363-6029

Anne was having a very rough week and then she found theringfinders.com! With renewed hope she reached out to me and her rather sad story has a very happy ending. Here is the short version in Anne’s own words.

“I had lost my father’s ring a week ago while playing frisbee in my back yard with my dog on Monday, November 9th! I came home from work and it was drizzling a little and I wanted to give my girl some exercise and burn off some of her energy before the rain really set in. I was playing with her and the ring flew off. I think the rain and cooler weather loosened it on my finger and my grass is a nasty combination of St. Augustine, Dollar weed, Bahia and who knows what else. It feels like a spongy carpet.

It was my dad’s ring (he died last November 1st followed 8 months later by my mom on August 10th) and it isn’t fancy or worth a bunch of money but it is gold, has three diamonds (my dad use to refer to it as his “3 Amigos ring”) and means the world to me!

I spent, I can’t tell you how many hours (no joke, at least 30 hours in the last 7 days) on my hands and knees, in the dark with a flashlight, in the rain, with sweat running down my face, tears steaming up my glasses and the heat! I even bought a Bounty Hunter 2200 metal detector…and nothing. I had a friend help as well. I think I needed professional help (maybe in more ways than one…lol!)

I googled “HELP ME FIND MY LOST RING” and found Mike McInroe. I sent him an email which he responded to quickly. He was at my home within an hour and a half. Where it took me over 30 hours in a week, he found my ring within a half hour! I was sooooooo appreciative! I had been extremely upset by the loss. Thank you Mike! Sincerely, Anne-Marie”

Have you, or someone you know, lost something recently and need help to find it? Or maybe you have lost something years ago and have a good idea of the area where it was lost and you would like to have someone look for it.

Call, text or email me ASAP!

Mike McInroe…honored to be a member of theringfinders.com

Unique wedding ring lost in yard, Ocala, Florida…Found with a metal detector!

  • from Sanford (Florida, United States)
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Mike McInroe…Ring Finder Specialist…Lost your ring?…Call ASAP Anytime!…321-363-6029

Friday morning Dion went to the front door to let his dog outside and in the dogs excited state there was some confusion about not exiting the house fast enough. Dion was wanting his dog to hurry along and he swung his left hand underhanded like…sort of in a bowling style motion and he felt his unique, custom made wedding ring come off of his finger. He heard a ping sound, as if his ring had struck something metal and it just plain disappeared. He was sure it landed close by and proceeded to search all through the low bushes along the side walk. He even went as far as removing all the bushes…he told me later that they didn’t like those bushes anyway…so all that was left was the pine bark mulch and dirt! Dion was bound and determined to find his two piece, interlocking, platinum and yellow gold wedding ring which he has worn for the past 11 years.

Friday night was a very difficult night for Dion as he struggled with the thought of never seeing his lost wedding ring again. In desperation he went online and looked up “How to find a lost ring” and up came theringfinders.com and as he read what we are all about he started to find some hope. He sent out a request to one of our members and they were able to do a short search but they were unable to locate Dion’s lost wedding ring. Dion knew his lost ring had to be there in his front yard somewhere so he gave me a call and explained what happened. It was a two hour drive that took me up into the beautiful Ocala National Forest area and I was anxious to see what the front of his house looked like and where his ring was hiding. After meeting Dion and hearing his story there was one key fact that stuck out to me. He said that when he waved his hand at the dog the sound of his ring hitting something was not immediate but delayed. That information told me his ring struck the sidewalk or driveway out a good ways from the front door. Both sides of the sidewalk had been thoroughly searched so I determined it must have landed out in the grass some 30 to 40 feet from where Dion had been standing. It took only a minute or two to set up my Garrett ATMax metal detector and within minutes I got my first promising signal—Platinum! And a couple of swings later—Yellow Gold!

Dion was overjoyed and rushed inside to tell his wife and as I walked along I silently thanked God for allowing me to be a blessing to this young couple and their 8 kids!

Have you lost something recently and need help finding it? Call, text or email me ASAP!

Mike McInroe…fortunate to be a member of theringfinders.com

Lost engagement ring, Casselberry, Florida….Found and Returned!

  • from Sanford (Florida, United States)
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Michael, a newlywed of two months, emailed me asking about theringfinders service and if I would be available anytime soon to help look for his wife’s lost diamond engagement ring! I assured Michael that if he was confident about the area where she lost it then there would be a very good chance of finding it. Often people think they’ve lost something in more than one location and that usually means allot more work trying to locate the missing item. And thankfully in this case there were only two locations that they felt very confident about.

Gaby, Michael’s dear wife, had put her ring in her pants pocket along with her ear bud cord and she remembered pulling the cord from her pocket a couple of times while they were out taking some photos around a small pond in their neighborhood. And as with many ponds and water ways here in Florida come the usual wildlife that make themselves at home. And in this case there are allot of ducks…and Gaby was sure one of them had picked it up and possibly ate it!

I met Michael and Gaby the next morning bright and early and followed them to the first location where Gaby had posed for some photos. And after a 20 minute search of all the possible areas that she had walked the previous day…NO RING! So we walked along the sidewalk to the other side of the lake where more photos were taken. They again explained where Michael stood with the camera and the two places where Gaby had posed. So I set out a few marker flags and again got to work grid searching the final area. All along while searching I would get various sounding signals and when looking for a lost ladies wedding ring it is best to double check all the small foil like signals to be sure it is not the ring. Plus when looking for a recent drop it is almost sure to be just down in the grass and not buried in the dirt. And sure enough just as I was finishing up the final corner of the search area I got a loud signal reading of “44” on my Garrett ATMax metal detector and showing it was down two inches. I checked the target with my Garrett pin pointer and there hiding under the grass was Gaby’s lost engagement ring! So I laid the pin pointer on the ground with the ring laying just off the end and motioned to Michael and Gaby to come over and look at what I had just found. As she picked up her precious ring I said a heart felt thank you to God for allowing me to find her lost treasure.

Maybe you’ve lost something recently and would like some help. Call, text or email me ASAP and I will do my very best to help you recover your lost item.

Mike McInroe…ready to serve you in your time of need and proud to be a member of theringfinders.com

Sentimental Ring Found, City Beach, Perth, Western Australia.

  • from Perth (Australia)

Cambell called about 10 am to ask if I could find a tungsten carbide ring he had lost about 5 pm yesterday, at City Beach. He explained he’d wrapped his sunnies, wallet, watch and a tungsten carbide ring his girlfriend had given him about a year ago, in a towel before going for a swim.

You guessed it.. after his swim he shook the towel out to dry off and spilled the towel’s goodies on the sand. He recovered his watch, wallet and sunnies but realised driving home he’d forgotten his ring and it wasn’t where it should be.. on his finger!

Mmm.. bit of a problem getting to the beach at present!

City beach is a very popular beach so I explained there was no time to waste. Unfortunately I was half way through changing the head gasket on my falcon so with no wheels I arranged for Cambell to pick me up from a train station near the beach and we both went from there to the site of the loss. Cambell had a few problems working out exactly where he had been on the beach as there had been a festival of some sort on the beach the day before and his landmarks had disappeared over night.

There you go Cambell.. that what youre missing?

 

After a while he felt he was in the right spot so I asked him to make an x in the sand as my centre point for my search area. Well he was pretty close in the end as only 7 mins after beginning the search I heard a nice loud ‘target’ in my headphones with the right attributes to be his ring.. a bit of fishing around in the sand and then I felt the unmistakeable shape of a ring.. I pulled it out and sure enough there it was.. yeeehaa!!

Love what I do.. 

Lost Gold Wedding Ring in Garden .. Laguna Hills, CA. Found with Metal Detector

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mari called me asking for help to find her husband’s gold wedding ring lost in the yard while clearing debris from drainage gutters. Her husband, Ali didn’t feel the ring come off his finger. His hands were cold and wet. It had to come off while digging in the wet mud of the planter.

The next day Ali tediously removed all the wood chip ground cover looking for a glimmer of gold color. Then he sifted through a lot of the muddy soil. They called several stores trying to find a metal detector in stock. Then that afternoon they went to a local home depot tool rental store. Someone there told them about TheRingFinders. Ali called me, telling me the story. 

I was not sure what conditions I would have to deal with and it looked like it might be raining. I brought rain gear just in case. We were lucky that the rain had just let up when I met Ali that morning. He showed me where he had searched. It took a few minutes to set up my detector because there was some electrical interference near the house. 

The area was less than 20’x20’. I began swinging my coil over most the area hearing several potential targets without checking them. When swinging up under a small palm tree a stronger tone and good number ID came up on my metal detector. Ali was standing next to me with a small garden shovel in his hand. I ask him to dig that spot. He only pushed the hand shovel 3” on the damp mud then when he dumped it the gold ring popped out. Both of us were surprised, it was only a few minutes and it was our first target. The right tool for the right job.

I never get tired of doing this, even though there are times when the lost item may not be in the location where it was thought to be lost. You can’t find it if it isn’t there.

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “

Lost Hearing Aid after Being Attacked By Bees .. Sherman Oaks, CA. .. Found with Metal Detector

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

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I received a call from James, who had lost a hearing aid in his yard when bees attacked him as he was doing yard work. He had rented metal detector and it was not able get signal from his other hearing aid. 

I was only a half hour from his home in Sherman Oaks which is part of the Los Angeles suburbs. We met and he was concerned that the bees may hamper my ability to search the hillside landscape. I was just happy that my high frequency metal detector could get a decent signal from an identical hearing aid.

The hillside was steep and was fairly free of vegetation. It was possible to search about 35 feet from the underground bees (wasps) nest without arousing them. After about a half hour with a few signals from pieces of wire and nails, I got a signal that turned out to be the missing hearing aid. 

I used a XP Deus metal detector with a 74 kHz high frequency coil that has been awesome for finding small gold and platinum stud earrings. It was a fun hunt and pleasure to help James find such an important item that he desperately missed after three days without his hearing aid.

If you lose a ring or other important metal item call ASAP .. “I WILL TRY ANYWHERE”