I have officially broken 100 Lost Ring Recoveries today!!!
Recovery #101 was an extremely sentimental school ring that belonged to the customer. It was his class ring who had passed away and it had also served as his present wedding ring! He was very upset when he lost it off the side of the dock at the marina. 10 minutes after I entered the water with my White’s MX Sport metal detector I got the signal I was looking for and the ring was in my scoop! The very happy family cheered from the dock as I handed back to an incredibly relieved man who was now just about in tears of joy. What a great feeling it was to do this recovery! #101 is in the scoop!
I received an email from Jon asking for my help recovering his lost wedding ring. He explained that he had lost it on a beach on the 4th of July nearly 2 weeks ago when he folded up his beach chair. He had taken the ring off to go swimming and put the ring in the chairs cup holder but forgot when they were leaving and folded the chair up and losing his ring in the sand. After speaking with him on the phone he stated that this was a bay beach and not a lot of traffic or ocean waves were there so maybe it would be there? I agreed it was definitely worth a shot and met his wife at the beach a few days later. Once I arrived at the beach I definitely was optimistic as there were only a few people on this tucked away little piece of paradise beach. As his wife and kids set up their beach blanket I staked out they area with some flags and began my search for his white gold wedding band. The kids enjoyed tagging along for the search and were having fun digging targets and even trying the metal detector. After searching for about 20 minutes I received a good solid gold signal at about 5 inches deep. I scooped up the sand and shook the scoop revealing the nice heaving gold wedding inside! Everyone was so excited and were amazed at it recovery. The 7 year old son stated “I am so happy for my Dad” Awe! An absolutely great family and recovery! #98 Lost ring recovery!!!
While I was on vacation in Ocean City this summer I received a call from a guy that lived just blocks away from where I was staying. He stated that he was tying up his boat and his ring had fallen off and into the water. I met him the next morning for the 6am low tide and he showed me the area he was sure it was in. Unfortunately the mud silt was so unstable and deep I was unable to get in the water at the area in fear of sinking in the mud and pushing the ring further into the mud. I started searching the area with my White’s v3i with a small 4×6 search coil from the side of the dock and within seconds I got a nice gold signal from the detector. Lightly fanning the water a shinny circle reveal itself just under the surface of the mud and I gently recovered it with my hand scoop. Another happy customer!
I received a call from Tim asking if I could find his wedding ring in the bay off the end of a boat dock? He explained that he was playing with his son throwing him into the water when his ring slipped off sometime during. He stated that at low tide the water was between 4-5 ft deep and the bottom was a firm sand base. Arriving at the dock we went over the events and chose the area at the end of the dock and I entered the chest deep water with my White’s Beach Hunter id metal detector,scoop and floating sifter. After digging just a few trash items I received a nice signal and scooped up the sand dumping it into the sifter and started washing the sand/mud out and suddenly the bright gold ring appeared in the sifter! Everyone was watching from the dock above and seen it too and screamed with amazement He got it!!!! Another great recovery!