I got a call and text from Courtni who was on vacation and panicking because her husband lost his wedding band in the ocean in front of the Margaritaville Resort in Hollywood Florida, which is where they were staying. I got there an hour after they called but rough seas and lightening from a big storm ended the search too soon on day one. Before sunrise on day 2 I had recovered the ring in chest deep water, texted them a picture and met them on the beach shortly thereafter. Another happy couple, thanks to The Ring Finders!
This is how Courtni described her experience:
“When my husband and I were looking forward to a relaxing beach vacation, losing his wedding band in the ocean was not on our itinerary….or so we thought. Hubby went body surfing one day and resurfaced with a bare hand..we were devastated. After losing all hope, a friend told us about a ring finding service. Chris was in our area and was FANTASTIC! He quickly came out the next day and got to work searching for hubby’s ring. The weather turned bad about an hour after the search began, but Chris wasn’t about to give up and said he would be back in the morning for round 2!! We were SO happy and amazed when he found the ring quite quickly the next day! No amount of thanks can be given for retrieving our lost gem. Thanks again, Chris!! Your mad skills shine brighter than the Florida sun itself!!”
I got a call a little after 11am today from Jamil from NY asking if I could help find his wife’s two rings in the sand. This was another lost ring call from Myrtle Beach so I called Matt Fry, the TRF for Myrtle Beach. Matt and I discussed the situation and he told me to go ahead and take the call. I called Jamil back and let him know I was on my way.
I met Jamil and his wife, Khatira on the beach with their 2 small children. Khatira told me she had taken her rings off and placed them in her lap, forgot them and stood up causing her rings to fly into the soft sand. After about 10 mins of searching, getting the lifeguard to move an umbrella and chairs I got the first tone and scooped up her engagement ring. A few more passes with the detector and I got the second tone and scooped up her wedding band. A very happy and relieved couple!
Jamil and Khatira, thank you for trusting me to find your lost treasure and for the very generous gift. Have a great time with the rest of your vacation and a safe trip back home.
I received a call from a family staying at Sanibel Island while on vacation.
This sweet gal (pictured) had taken her four rings off to apply sunscreen and laid them on the beach towel. Forgetting that the rings were on the towel, she picked up the towel when gathering up items to head in. When she realized what had happened, they began searching for the rings. They could only find three of the four. That’s when they called me for the additional help of a metal detector.
I had appointments scheduled for the day so my wife volunteered to go.
Upon arriving, the general area on the sand where the ring was thought to be lost was marked with a pile of shells. Within 10 to 15 minutes my wife got a good signal on her detector a few feet from the marked area. In the scoop was the missing diamond platinum wedding band. Hugs and smiles were exchanged as the ring was returned to her finger where it belongs!
On Friday the 4th I received a frantic 2am text from Stefan who lost his gold and diamond wedding ring on the Barry University campus after a soccer practice. I spoke to him at 4 and we met at first light.
Stefan had seen it fly off his finger on Thursday evening while walking down a pathway but it disappeared into the bushes and he was unable to locate it. He was truly panicked for he stays on campus during the week but was going home to see his wife that night and could chance doing so without his ring on his finger.
He showed me the area where he lost it and I proceeded to start searching.
Within a few minutes, and with the help of my Garrett pinpointer, I found it in the mulch below the bushes. Needless to say, he was very happy and only now would he share the story about the lost ring with his wife.
Another couple saved from heartbreak thanks to The Ring Finders!
I will search land or sea(including scuba dive) to help you get reunited with your lost treasure and heal your heartbreak.
Adam and Emma from the UK were on vacation at Sanibel Island, FL . Adam writes the following regarding his experience with losing his white gold wedding band and contacting us through the Ringfinder website:
“I made the silly mistake of not removing my wedding ring when I went looking for sea shells in the ocean at Tarpon Bay beach on Sanibel Island. Within a minute or two of being in the water it had slipped off my finger. We were devastated especially as Sanibel was where we spent part of our honeymoon almost exactly 5 years ago.
That evening my wife Emma googled how to find a lost ring in the ocean, she found a website created by a guy in Vancouver for just this sort of problem. It gave details of people in all different areas that specialize in finding items using metal detectors.
I emailed Craig (at around 9pm) and within minutes he called me and arranged to meet me at the beach the following day.
I meet Craig and his wife at the car park and they got their gear out and started looking. Just over an hour later Craig found my ring buried 7″ in the sand in around 3′ of water.
I never thought I would see it again and I am so happy to have it back on my finger. Thank you so much, you guys are amazing.”
Thank you, Adam and Emma, for the nice testimonial and for the generous reward. It was our pleasure to be able to find and return your wedding band.
I received an e-mail from Mandy F. asking if I might be able to help her find her engagement ring that she lost in the surf on Saturday during her Bachelorette party. In her e-mail she stated they stayed in North Myrtle Beach but the resort she mentioned was located in Myrtle Beach. I e-mailed her back asking her to call me so I could get additional details and confirm whether the resort she had been staying at was in Myrtle Beach or North Myrtle Beach. While I was waiting for her call, Matt Fry TRF Myrtle Beach called and asked if I had seen the listing on Craigslist about a lost engagement ring in North Myrtle Beach. After some discussion we concluded that my e-mail and the Craigslist ad was one in the same lost ring. Shortly after we hung up, Mandy called and gave me all the details which included the address for the resort which ended up being in Myrtle Beach (Matt’s area).
I called Matt back and we arranged to meet and do a combined search. We worked about 2 hours doing both north/south and east/west grids and leap frogging each other working our way north along the beach. In Mandy’s description of her location she said she was staying in one of the resorts but when her mother, friends and her went out to the beach they moved farther south because of the large crowds behind her resort. Unfortunately there were 3 or 4 resorts in a row that were associated with each other and had the same name in some variation. As a process of elimination we wanted to make sure we covered as much as we could before the tide came in and hampered our search areas plus it started pouring down rain. As Matt was moving ahead of me he was working the surf line with the incoming tide and I saw him walking up the beach with a scoop of sand, look at me and nod his head, I knew instantly that he had the ring. He had the ring cleaned off by the time I got to him. Matt and I stopped for a late lunch and called Mandy. She was ecstatic and couldn’t believe we had found it. She said she thought it was lost forever. I took a picture of her ring and sent it to her and got the following text back “Omg!!!! That’s my baby, God bless you so much!!!! You guys are truly Angels”. How can it possibly get any better than that, getting someone’s treasure back to them. Wow!!!
I’m putting the ring in the mail tomorrow so she can get it in time for her wedding in less than 2 weeks.
Mandy and James, Matt and I wish you the very best on your future and pray all your dreams come true.
Matt, as always you came through again. Many thanks for your help on this one and getting the job done!!!!
Please call a member of TheRingFinders.com directory as soon as possible after losing your valued treasure so we can get it back to you where it belongs.
I got a text message about 8:30 this evening from Laura M. asking if I could help find her husband’s wedding band that he lost in the surf. I called her right back and got the location and description and was on my way.
I got there an hour later and met both Laura and her husband Chris and they showed me the part of the beach where the ring had come off Chris’ finger. They went on to tell me this was the first day of their big family vacation and were here from Anchorage, AK. Chris had lost the ring roughly 1.5 hours after high tide and by the time I got there it was low tide so I was in luck of finding it without getting wet. I started my grid search about the mid tide line and worked towards the surf for about 30 minutes with no luck. I then started working the grid from the mid tide line towards the dry sand. About 15 minutes later and 3 grid lines I had a great shallow signal. One scoop and I had his ring in my hand. I cleaned the ring off, put it back in my scoop and walked back over to Chris and his wife and asked him to describe his ring. As he’s describing it I turned my headlamp on, pointed it in the scoop and asked “does it look like this”. Bam, I think all 3 of us dropped a tear or two.
There’s just no words to explain the feeling of returning someone’s treasure that they thought was gone forever.
Chris and Laura, you’re a beautiful and awesome couple and thank you so much for trusting in me to find your lost treasure and for the very generous reward. Have a great vacation and a very safe trip home.
If you lose your treasure call a member from the directory in TheRingFinders.com web site.
On Thursday, April 14th, I made contact with Joseph D. after receiving a referral that he had lost a very sentimental Crucifix and gold chain the previous weekend. I found out Joseph was down on a mini-vacation with other students from Wake Forrest and lost his item in about a 50 ft radius from the beach access ramp.
I arrived about 6pm and did a grid search for 3.5 hours with no luck finding the crucifix, although I found a ton of “items” that the college students had left behind. I showed up again on Friday about noon to see at least 300 plus students from Virginia Tech having their little vacation in exactly the same spot, so I went back home. By 5pm I figured most of the students were probably off the beach so I headed back to another ton of “items” on the beach. Luckily I ran into a couple who asked me the typical questions about metal detecting and I told them what I was there for. The female spoke up and said that someone from their group had found a crucifix Thursday afternoon, what’s the chances, uh?? I found out a student by the name of Chris had possession of the crucifix and the male of the couple text him to come to the beach. Chris showed up in about 5 minutes and I matched it against a picture that Joseph had sent me. Perfect match!! Chris agreed to turn it over to me after he made sure no one in his group had lost it and that we’d talk the next day. About 12:30 on Saturday I get a text from Chris that no one in his group had lost the crucifix and he’d turn it over. I had taken a picture of the crucifix the day before and sent it to Joseph letting him know about the situation which he didn’t have a big problem with. So after Chris gave me the crucifix I called Joseph and told him I’ve got it and it’ll be in the mail on Monday to his house. He was ecstatic!!!
Fast forward to this weekend when Joseph finally made it back home from college and had the crucifix back in his hands. Unfortunately his gold chain wasn’t found but he had the thing he wanted the most.
Joseph, best of luck to you and thanks for trusting in me to find your crucifix.
If you lost your sentimental and treasured item contact a member listed in TheRingFinders.com directory for your area to help get your item found.
Recently I helped Alexandra and her dad find her grandfather’s gold and star sapphire ring on Hollywood beach. After her grandfather passed away the ring was passed on to Alex’s brother who subsequently lost it in the ocean within 24 hours of getting it from his grandmother. He was standing in 3 feet of water, that was crystal clear and flat as glass, when he dropped it as he showed it to a friend. Instantly it disappeared in the soft sand. They searched for hours with snorkels and masks but to no avail. That was when Alexandra found me here and within 2 hours of the call, I recovered the ring for them. Needless to say, they were very happy! Another set of smiles thanks to theringfinders! Read the rest of this entry »
Ali contacted me Sunday when his fiancée lost her engagement ring in the ocean. I met him and Sylvia on Monday but I could not find it due to big waves. I felt so bad for them that I went out again on my own today and luckily I found it for them. I was psyched to bring the ring back to them for she was crushed about losing it. As you can see he is too.