I received a call from my longtime childhood friend regarding his son and a ring he had just purchased while on a humanitarian trip to Guatemala. The whole family spent a week doing service project in villages and cities across Guatemala! What an experience!!! His oldest boy purchased a ring from a local shop to remember his special experience but shortly after returning to Utah, He lost it while having a water balloon fight in the backyard. Owen was devastated about losing the ring and I wanted to make sure to get it back to him. It took about 15 minutes to find the ring after gridding off the area in question. I think his smile tells the story of how excited he was to see his ring again!
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I saw post on FB about a lost ring that happened over a year ago. Alisha and her husband had been up in the mountains when she had barely took her ring off and it dropped out of her hand and rolled off the bridge into the water. I had been talking to her for a couple months waiting for the spring runoff in the mountains to get up to the location where she had lost it. Saturday turned out to be the right day to go as the water in the creek had finally got back to normal levels. She told me it fell into the water on the east side of the bridge. The water was extremely cold and the current was strong! It was probably only 3-4 feet deep in that area but the slippery rocks and the current made it difficult. I started right in the area of where she explained she lost it and after several signals that included fishing weights, spinners, aluminum cans, and even a can of fishing bait, I got a clean 12-13 on the metal detector and after a couple handfuls of gravel, the ring appeared in my hand! The ring had not traveled very far from where it was dropped but it had spent over a year in the bottom of the creek!!! I called Alisha as soon as I got down from the mountain and she was so excited to hear the good news! She talked about how often she thought about the ring as she works for the forest service and would pass by the bridge. She was confident that one day she would see it again. Goes to show that things that are lost are not always lost forever!
Monday I got a call from Taija who had just lost her wedding ring over the weekend at Utah lake. The weather was very nice over the weekend but we had a big storm roll through and it had dropped the temperature into the 40’s on Monday. I headed down to meet Taija at the marina in Lindon and walk the areas where she had been. She took off her ring before getting out of the car and then proceeded down to the water’s edge. After taking a dip in the lake, she returned to the car and that is when she realized the ring was missing. I started to search where she had left her clothes on the bank of the lake. Lot’s of lead sinkers and trash everywhere!!! To make the search even more difficult, the lake shore was nothing but rocks with plenty of cracks where the ring could hide. After about 2 hours, I circled back to where she had took her shorts off and noticed a firepit that had been covered up with some rocks. Since I was unable to get down into the cracks, I started moving rocks around and that’s when I got the signal. I looked down and laying in the firepit was the beautiful white gold ring with several diamonds. Taija had told me that they were celebrating their 10 year anniversary this summer and was planning on upgrading the ring. With the cold wind and rain, she had headed back to her house so after getting back to the car, I gave her a call to tell her the good news! Needless to say she was very happy to get the phone call and I was very happy to be out of the cold wind. I drove straight to her house where I was able to return the ring! All in all it was a tough search but happy I was able to find it! Congrats on your 10 year anniversary Taija!
Received a call from Janae after a couple days of searching for her engagement ring. She was working in the yard and took her ring off and when she went to put it back on, she realized it was missing from her pocket. She searched all over the yard, pulled all the soil and trash from the garbage, checked the garage, and even rented a metal detector to help locate it but unfortunately could not seem to locate the ring. I got to Janae’s house that evening and after running through all the possible areas she could have lost it, I started to grid off the front yard where she was walking back and forth to the house from where she was working. I had made just a couple passes when I got a surface signal and immediately spotted the ring in the grass. The ring was about 5 feet outside the area she was walking which often times is the case. Fortunately only took me about 7 minutes to locate it. I went to the door and presented the ring to Janae and she was overwhelmed with emotion! So happy I was able to recover this beautiful platinum ring with diamonds to Janae!
Brock reached out to me after I posted a recent ring recovery on my Instagram page. I have know Brock for several years so when he called me telling me how he just lost his wedding band while power washing his 4 wheeler, I quickly headed over to his place to find it. He heard his ring hit the cement but couldn’t find it after a good search. Brock has a multi-tier backyard with several levels. Each level has a rock retaining wall as well so plenty of places a ring could hide. After getting all the info from Brock, I started to search each tier. Since the two tiers had cement, I figured this ring could have traveled a fair distance. After making it to the 3rd tier from where Brock noticed the ring was missing, I was detecting along the edge of the grass and got a nice clean signal. Sure enough, it was his ring! The ring had traveled probably 50+ feet down two tiers and jump two retaining walls. It was a very quick search and since I have known Brock for several years, it was great to help out a friend in need!