Lost ring Hanauma Bay

Lost Wedding Band at Diamond Head Beach Park……………..FOUND

  • from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)

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I got a call around 2:30 PM from Michael from Dublin, Ireland. He was visiting Hawaii to attend a business conference and decided to walk to one of the local beaches for some rest and relaxation. After settling in at Diamond Head Beach he took his Stainless Steel wedding band off to apply some sunscreen. He set it on his towel and after applying the sunscreen reached for his towel and the ring flipped off into the sand. He went to the spot where the ring looked as if it entered the sand but after several minutes searching he realized it was well hidden. The sand had won again at hide and seek. Michael googled “lost ring Hawaii” and that’s when he gave me a call. I arranged to pick him up at the Hilton Hawaiian Village and go to Diamond Head Beach Park to show me where his ring disappeared. This is the first time I entered the park from Beach St and the area was very secluded. I was sure we would find his ring quickly. Michael took me to the spot and another gentleman was tanning on the spot. He politely moved out of the way and I went to work. The area was as big as one parking stall. First target a quarter. Second target two scoops down was a ring. I asked Michael what did that ring look like again? He said “like woven string.” OK here you go. Got the smile and sigh of relief. No going home trying to explain to the wife how he lost his wedding ring in Hawaii. Aloha to Michael.

Lost Wedding Band at Chun’s Reef Beach…………FOUND!!!

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I got an email Saturday evening around 8:30 from Amanda from Michigan. The email said her and Nick just got married and were on their honeymoon on Oahu. At around noon standing in just thigh deep water Nick’s Tungsten wedding band fell off. They looked for hours with snorkel gear and couldn’t find it. I immediately looked at the surf report and for the first time I’ve ever noticed it was a big fat 0 feet on the North Shore. I responded to Amanda’s email and she called me back. We arranged to meet on the North Shore at 6:30 AM then drive to Chun’s Reef Beach. Nick showed me the approximate location and I told him I’d start in the wave curl first as many heavy rings end up there. After two minutes I got my first target. It took two healthy scoops but there it was. I looked towards shore to Amanda and Nick and gave them the nod. Got it! The sigh of relief and broad smiles were apparent. Honeymoon saved! Most customers really have doubt the ring can be found. Especially after they have searched for hours. I wanted to say the hole behind Nick and Amanda is where I found their ring but I don’t think I could get away with that. Aloha to Nick & Amanda.


Lost Platinum Wedding Band at Lanikai Beach……………FOUND!!!

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I received a call from Michael at around 4PM that earlier in the day he lost his Platinum Wedding Band in shallow water at Lanikai Beach. He told me he was leaving the next day and I knew the surf was coming up. With just a few hours of daylight left and a 45 minute drive I needed to meet them on the beach that evening. Lanikai as with most popular beaches in Hawaii is detected heavily and I didn’t want him to lose his ring. Then I found out my daughter had taken my truck so it was my wife’s van or this wasn’t going to happen. So my wife Wendy and daughter Korin loaded up and we were off to Lanikai to meet Michael. Surprisingly the traffic was light and we made it there in 30 minutes. Michael took me to the spot where he thought the ring came off and I did the usual wave curl first. That took about 15 minutes and I only found a quarter. I talked to Michael about how he lost the ring and he explained he was swimming in and as soon as his feet hit sand is when his ring came off. His lovely wife Yvonne also pointed out we should probably be looking a little more to the South. Why do women always have a better sense of location then us men because about 5 minutes later I had another really loud target and in the scoop was Michael’s platinum band. Altogether about 20 minutes and they get to leave tomorrow with Michael’s ring back on his finger. Michael commented that his ring normally fits very tight. I let him know typically you can lose two ring sizes in salt water. Aloha to Michael and Yvonne.

Lost Silver Ring at Haleiwa Beach……FOUND

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I was at our Summer family picnic on the North Shore of Oahu and brought my detector for a spin in the shallow water. I found two bling rings and a silver bracelet and was heading back to the picnic for some refreshments when I ran into Katherine and her husband sitting in the shallow water. As I approached I commented jokingly that they didn’t need to move out of my way unless they lost some gold. Katherine said, “Actually I lost my two leaf silver ring a little while ago”. She wasn’t sure when or where exactly it came off but I figured I’d see if the Excalibur could sniff it out. A few yards down the wave curl and I got a screaming silver tone and my scoop had to chase that tone about four times as the waves were crashing and throwing it about. I finally snagged the target and in my scoop was the two leaf ring. I yelled over to Katherine describe that ring again…Is this it? She gave me a huge smile and a warm Thank you. Aloha to Katherine.



Lost Wedding Band at Kahala Beach…………FOUND!

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I saw the following craigslist ad:

Men’s Wedding Ring Lost @ Kahala Beach (Honolulu)

Please help! I lost my wedding ring in the shallow water off Kahala Beach. It’s a white gold band, with a turquoise wrap, next to a Koa Wood wrap. I can offer a small reward of $25 for the honorable person who finds it and returns it to me. It’s a non-expensive ring valued at $50, but it has a lot of sentimental value to me. We were off 4771 Kahala Ave beach access. If you walk towards the ocean and you get to the beach, go left a little ways from the beach access, I lost it in the shallow water there. Mahalo!!

The surf finally settled down on the South shore so I took my daughter Korin and wife Wendy to the beach so I could take a shot at finding Sean’s Wedding ring. Kahala Beach has a lot of metal trash so my odds would be hampered trying to sort through the chatter. Sean gave good location data so I started my search at the beach access and worked to the left. My first target was a Dog named “Tucker” who lost his collar. That will be an easy return as it has two owner phone numbers. On the ninth leg of the grid search in waist deep water I got that tone and there was Sean’s beautiful ring. Now if he answers my craigslist reply we’ll get him his ring and a smile!!!

I finally got to meet Sean today at Kahala Mall to give back his ring. He told me he had just put sunscreen on and was paddling with his hands on a float when the ring popped off. He thought for sure he’d never see it again. I’m just glad it was in the sandy area versus the rocks which would have been nearly impossible. Smiles all around. Aloha to Sean!