I received a call from Mia about a lost ring in the Bear river in Petoskey, Mi. that was lost 30 days ago. She was wearing her boyfriends very sentimental ring and it slipped off her finger when she jumped into the Bear river.
I had Mia text a couple pictures to get me in the correct area. It took a little time to get in the proper area. We had some big storms and the water was up about a foot, also one of the trees in the picture fell over. The search took about 1/2 hour sorting through a little junk. As I moved out close to the center of the river, I got a nice loud clear tone and found the ring in my scoop.
Mia lives in Traverse city like I do. I drove the 1 1/2 hours back to Traverse city and met them on my way back home. Mia her mom and boyfriend were all very excited to get the ring back. They didn’t think it was possible.
This adventure started with a call from Catlin she had lost her wedding ring at the beach in Frankfort, Mi. She was pretty sure it was in the dry sand but she was also in the water.
Catlin was great and entertaining with the one liners tonight. I asked her if she was going to be at the beach a while. Her response was “I’ll sit here all night if that’s what it takes”. I got loaded up and headed out to the beach. It was about a 1/2 hour drive, then I met Catlin and we walked to the area her and her husband were setup. I lined up at the end of her beach towel to start a grid pattern. I started walking and about 5 steps in got a nice sounding 12:03 on the CTX3030. The exact numbers and sound for a woman’s rose gold ring. I used my pin-pointer and found the rind about 3″ down in the sand. I handed her the ring and watched the stress leave her body. Its amazing being able to see people relax and the stress leaves.
I told her I needed a closeup picture of the ring and also a picture of her happy. Her response “well that’s not be hard!” I had fun on this short easy after work recovery.
I received a text from Ed asking my availability due to the holiday weekend. He was cutting some wood with a saws-all and noticed his Platinum wedding ring missing after he finished. I told him, I need 10 minutes to load up and can be to his house in 20 minutes.
Once at Ed’s house he took me to the fire pit area to start the search. I did a grid search and found the rind after 10 minutes searching. Because the soil in our area is sand based the ring was already an inch under the surface. Ed was happy to have his ring back.