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Survival Shelter Located in Backyard .. Los Angeles, CA. .. Found with Magnetic Metal Locator

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

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I received a request from Francisco asking me to help him locate a metal entry door to a survival shelter that was 3 to 4 ft. below the surface in his backyard. This was a shelter that was existing on his property when he purchased it. Construction of the shelter was started back in the 1980’s and was never received a final inspection from the city. The previous owners had to seal off the entry to be able to sell the property. 

Fernando had a hand drawn sketch that showed it as a cement room 9’x 9’ x 7’ approximately 4ft. below the surface. Also included dimensions from a backyard wall. It did not show where the entry door was.

I had recently purchased a magnetic metal detector unit that construction and surveyor companies use to locate property markers and buried ferrous metal manhole covers, etc. It works very well for metallic property marker stakes. These machines also can detect large ferrous metals at depths to 6 ft. plus? 

I agreed to help Fernando try to find this entry door but told him I had little experience using this detector to find deep objects. It was going to be definitely better that renting a metal detector at a tool rental company.

We met at his home the next Sunday on his day off from his regular job. We did some general measurements to start with. I tool my magnetic locator and received a large  3-1/2 ft. square area  signal at one end of the location. I took a four foot metal probe ( used for bottle digging ) which showed it was only 12” down. But next to that cement cap with rebar, my probe went three and a half feet down and hit solid cement ( the top of the shelter ).

The entry was actually a 3 ft. cylinder that gave access to the top of the buried shelter. I didn’t stay to see the unearthing. Fernando sent me photos, explaining the project would probably be expensive to clean out the room and get it sanitized. He will eventually restore the shelter which was always a mystery to him as he always knew it was there and never had any idea of what it actually looked like. 

It was awesome to have the chance to use a new tool to help someone find a survival shelter…. I may someday have to use this magnetic metal locator to find a buried treasure in somebody’s back yard. I have had requests to do these searches several other times. I just haven’t had any successful recoveries because the treasures were not there..

I have included a few photos that might explain more than my attempt to describe my search with words.

Lost Platinum Wedding Ring at Balboa Peninsula , Newport Beach,CA. .. Found

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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…. Max and Paula had driven to Newport Beach and found a place to walk on the beach on the Balboa Penesula. After walking down the beach Max decided to take a quick swim in the ocean. He took off his sunglasses and platinum wedding ring putting them in his baseball cap then set the hat on the sand. 

After returning to dry off he picked up his hat and the ring went directly into the sand. He knew right away what had happened but after an hour of searching with his hands he went to the internet for help. He contacted me through TheRingFinders website. I was two miles away with my equipment and was able to meet Max and Paula on the beach right away.

I started up my metal detector, took a couple practice swings then started a short 10 ft. square search grid. Two pieces of metal trash followed by a positive non ferrous metal reading. It had to be Max’s platinum ring. I was so positive that I let Max reach down to retrieve the ring. It still took him about four grabs with his fingers to get it but he was overjoyed to have his ring that he has worn everyday for more than twenty years. 

It was a special search and I was happy to be available to get to their location in a timely matter. Thanks to internet, cellphones and TheRingFinders.com.

Lost Diamond Platinum Wedding Ring Set at Newport Beach, CA. .. Found After A Night In The Sand

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David and Gina had been vacationing at Newport Beach, CA.  with their children. Gina had put her diamond and platinum wedding ring set in a small bag for safe keeping while they were on the beach. After returning to the place they were staying the wedding ring set was missing.

Gina believed that one of their kids had opened the bag while on the beach. Dave returned to the location just before dark to search the sand as the tide came over the place where the loss possibly happened. Totally frustrated, he had to give up. The next morning that had to leave driving up north to Sacramento, CA. 

I checked my email about 11am where I had a plea for help from Dave. He had given me a location of the rings and gave me his phone number.

We talked for a few minutes before he drove out of cellphone reception range. I proceeded to the location where it was packed with families on the beach. Luckily the lower beach was damp wet sand and the tide was low. After about 7 or 8 grid passes of 30 feet, I received my first and only signal. Boom !! almost eight inches deep the beautiful diamond and platinum wedding ring set. 

Nobody on the beach even knew that I had found such a nice treasure as I walked off the beach to call Dave and Gina with the good news. We made arrangements for them to meet me three days later,  so I could personally return their rings that they thought was lost forever. 

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If you have lost your ring or other sentimental keepsake, please contact me ASAP. 949-500-2136 .. Very Important!   I will answer the phone 24/7. Our chances of finding your valuable metal keepsake are greatly increased by getting together as soon as possible. I use the state of the art metal detectors which also make for successful searches. My search areas are, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Crystal Cove, Corona Delmar, Balboa Beach, Huntington Beach, Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington State Beach, Oceanside, San Clemente, Dana Point, Mission Viejo, Anahiem, GardenGrove,  Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Long Beach, Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Malibu, LosAngeles, including all of Orange County and Los Angeles County. 

‘I Will Try Anywhere “

Tourist Lost Wedding Ring at Laguna Beach, CA. While Visiting from Russia

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander has only been married for one month and had lost his wedding ring in the sand at Laguna Beach, CA. while visiting from Russia. He called me asking help to find his wedding ring that was lost playing football on the beach. He was sure that his one month old white gold wedding ring had come off his finger during the game but he didn’t feel it come off. Tomorrow he would be returning to his home in Russia. He didn’t want to return with bad news that he had lost his ring.

We made arrangements to meet on the beach shortly after he contacted me, even though the beach was packed with sunbathers. I don’t usually search when the beach is crowded but you never know the conditions until you get there.

Alexander walked me a few blocks down the beach where he believed they had played football. We were fortunate that this area was clear of people. I began a grid search that was approximately 15 yards square. On the third pass I got a faint but clear tone. One deep scoop with my sand scoop and there in the bottom of the scoop was Alexander’s gold Wedding Ring. It was smaller than I expected and may have been on edge which would have accounted for the faint signal. Whatever, the main thing was we had another ring recovery.

Alexander was very appreciative but I couldn’t get him to smile for the photo, I think it was because he was still surprised how well the metal detector could find such a small piece of metal in a sea of sand. It was definitely a pleasure to meet and help Alexander. I’m sure he will tell his family and friends in Russia about his adventure of finding someone from TheRingFinders to help him find the ring.

Lost Wedding Ring on Volleyball Court,Adventure Bound Camping Resorts Cape May,NJ Recovered!

  • from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)
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I received a call from a from a guy who while playing volleyball had lost his wedding ring and was hoping that I could find it as he had just gotten married last November and was pretty upset having to tell his wife he had lost his ring. He told me that as he jumped up and hit the ball that his friend had seen something fly out of his hand. Immediately he looked at his hand and realized that it was his ring. The good thing was that he knew the general direction that the ring had gone. He showed me the area on the side of the net where he was and was confident that it landed on that same side. After searching the area and still no ring I started wondering onto the other side and said he really doesn’t think it went that far but I continued to search there based on my own experience with recoveries. After about 10 more minutes I got a nice signal from my Whites V3i metal detector,looked down in the grass and there was the ring slightly hidden in the grass. I reached down and held it up in the air and said there it is! He was amazed that it had traveled so far and very happy to have it back on his hand before his wife found out Lol! Another happy customer! Another great day!

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Lost Ring Newport Beach, CA. … Found in Sand with Metal Detector

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lost white gold wedding ring at Newport Beach, CA. while on vacation. That is what happened to Karen and Ken when they came to California from North Carolina visiting relatives. It happened just before they were to celebrate 20 years marriage making it even more painful. 

Ken handed Karen his watch and wedding ring and she thought she put them both in the beach bag. When they got back to the beach house the watch was there but not the ring. Two possibilities that led to the loss, one was the ring may have slipped out of her hand before putting the watch in the bag or maybe one of the kids took something out of the bag, dragging the ring into the sand.

I got called the day after the ring went missing. I wasn’t sure if I could have access to the search area as many people had already set up their beach sites. We agreed to meet at the same location knowing that I may have to return later after most the people had left.

Karen showed me the general location and I had enough open space to search most of the area. I decided that I would return later but the I noticed some foot drag marks on the upper slope away from where I had been searching. Karen said her sister in law had searched there. Just because it was clear of people I decided to scan that spot before I left. Boom!  One White Gold man’s wedding ring in the scoop.

Karen was sitting very quiet and kind of discouraged in her beach chair. I walked up to her holding out the ring for her to see. She exploded with tears of joy and a smile so big everyone on the beach could see. Right away she got on the phone to tell Ken the good news. I love doing this, it is worth all the work. We don’t get them all but the many of the rings we find may have been lost forever.

Unique Heavy Gold/Silver Ring Lost in Landscaping at Malibu. CA. .. Recovered

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talya and her friends were staying at a hotel in Malibu,  CA. As she walked down a walkway she raised her hands in the air to point out something to her friends. That’s when her large gold with silver ring flew off her finger into thick landscape plants with thick ground cover. Basically all of her friends witnessed the incident.

I was called at 6pm by Talya’s friend asking what I would charge to meet them the next morning. I told them I could be there before dark to do the search this evening. We agreed that she could be there long enough for her to show me the search area as she and her friends had dinner reservations across the street.

Traffic was not a problem which can be unpredictable on Los Angeles freeways. Talya had saved me a parking place and had permission from management for me to search the planters. She told me that this ring was a birthday gift from her mother. It was a thick ring of 24k gold overlaid on a silver band. It was purchased many years ago in Israel and very sentimental to her.

I used a detector with a small search coil to get into the small spaces under the plants. Then I followed up by using my hand held pinpointer detector to get into places that the other detector could not reach. It was dark and I was running out of places to look. I had actually done three passes on most the heavily planted garden area crawling on my hands and knees.

As a last resort I went down to the street sidewalk where I could reach into the thick undergrowth using the pinpointer. A great signal but with the pinpointer it’s difficult to tell the difference between iron, tin foil and precious metals. I spread the plants apart to see the awesome gold ring just out of sight waiting to be found.

When you go on these kind of calls you just don’t know what kind of obstacles you’re going to have. These plants were very difficult to maneuver through. It took nearly two hours to find the ring.

Called Talya with the good news. She came running across the street with the biggest smile you have ever seen. Then gave me a huge hug and telling how grateful she was to have this special ring saved from being lost forever. It was another one of those searches that I had my doubts about after not finding it after almost two hours. Glad I gave it the extra few minutes.

Lost Wedding Ring From Beach Chair at Huntington Beach, CA. .. Found with Metal Detector

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nathan and Jessica had driven 70 miles from Vista, CA. to spend Sunday at Huntington Beach, CA. They got there early giving them a chance to locate close to the pier where they could take advantage of the great surf conditions. 

Nathan was careful to take his white gold wedding ring off placing it in the pocket of his beach chair. They finished their day and drove the two hours home before discovering that the ring was missing. 

Now it was too late to return to the beach where they suspected the ring was lost in the sand. Jessica went in to action mode. She found my contact information online and called me. 

Knowing it was impossible for them to meet me at the beach, we talked about what happened. Jessica gave me exact landmarks as to where they had been sitting on the beach 5 hours before. 4o feet north of lifeguard tower #6, lined up with the backside of the tower, there is a barrel type trash can, it should be about 10 feet to the right of the trash can. 

I drove the eight miles found a parking place in the city beach parking lot ( not always an easy task). Grabbed my detector and sand scoop walked over to the location. Several people were watching as the beach still had people hanging out. I turned on my machine doing a short grid search. Boom! Great sound of gold in my earphones. Scooped the target and put it in my pocket. 

I walked away from the towel line to take a better look at the ring and take photos. Then I called Jessica with the good news. They both work so we set up a meeting for the next Saturday where I was able to return their very special ring. We had an awesome visit where they told me how much this ring meant to them. It was definitely a pleasure to be able to help Jessica and Nathan find their ring.

Timing is important, call as soon as possible. Our suc rate is better if you can meet me at the location . If not able to meet at the location, try to get the best landmarks and /or photos help get to,the general area,

I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “

Young Girl Lost Her First Ring in the Sand .. Newport Beach, CA. .. Found

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paula, her husband and her daughter Nisa were at Little Corona DelMar Beach which is located in Newport Beach, CA. Nisa put her small very special ring in her shoe while they were playing in the ocean. When they were leaving she carried her belongings to the showers about 50 yards up the walkway ramp. That’s were Nisa remembered to get the ring from the shoe. No Ring in the shoe.

They were in the car on the way home when Nisa’s mother, Paula called me. I told them I could meet them there in 20 minutes. We walked down to the small beach and I set up my detector 30 ft. from the area Paula was pointing out as the most likely place for the loss to happen. I did a few practice swings before walking over the spot. Guess, what ? The ring was right where I set up my practice swings.

A happy family that found TheRingFinders service and came back to the beach to help their little girl find a most cherished little silver ring. Check out that smile.

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If you have lost your ring or other sentimental keepsake, please contact me ASAP. You will not be bothering me. I will answer the phone 24/7. Our chances of finding your valuable metal keepsake are greatly increased by getting together as soon as possible. I use the state of the art metal detectors which also make for successful searches. My search areas include all of Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

”I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “

Lost Wedding Ring in Sand at Bolsa Chica State Beach, CA. .. Found Next Day

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ali’s family was spending a week at Bolsa Chica State Beach RV camp grounds. A vacation that they have been looking forward towards after making reservations over a year ago.

They had only been there for a couple days when Ali was given her husbands’s white gold wedding band to hold onto while he went swimming in the ocean. Ali put the ring into the pocket of her beach chair and the rest of the story is the same as many other ring losses that I’ve had this year. I’m calling this “ The Year of The Beach Chair Ring Losses”

The next day Ali called me asking for help. She felt guilty for not remembering that the ring was in her beach chair and it fell into the sand when she picked up the chair. I told her how often that this happened and that our chances of finding it were good. She showed me the location and after the first three grid passes I had the ring in my scoop. She wasn’t watching, so I walked up to her asking what the ring looked like. As she answered, I held up the ring. 

A look of relief followed by a genuine thank you. She was one happy lady and very grateful to have found this service and now they can continue their vacation on a happier note. I love being able to have the time and experience to help people like Ali.

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If you have lost your ring or other sentimental keepsake, please contact me ASAP. You will not be bothering me. I will answer the phone 24/7. Our chances of finding your valuable metal keepsake are greatly increased by getting together as soon as possible. I use the state of the art metal detectors which also make for successful searches. My search areas are, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Crystal Cove, Corona Delmar, Balboa Beach, Huntington Beach, Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington State Beach, Oceanside, San Clemente, Dana Point, Mission Viejo, Anahiem, GardenGrove,  Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Long Beach, Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Malibu, LosAngeles, including all of Orange County and Los Angeles County.

“I Will Try Anywhere “