lost ring in the sand Tag | The Ring Finders

Lost cross Atlantic City NJ. September 2021

  • from Barnegat Light (New Jersey, United States)

I received a call from Tomas about a cross he lost. He explained it was a huge sentimental item, and it was irreplaceable. We agreed I would head there early the next morning. He gave me all the information, including the marked location on the phone GPS. With  that I figured it would be a simple recovery. Upon arrival i marked the location, and got to work. After no luck, I examined pics he sent with fixed objects on shore. I remarked the spot 35′ away, and within 10 min the cross was in my scoop. 

Lost prescription glasses, Ponce Inlet, Fl….Found and returned to owner!

  • from Sanford (Florida, United States)
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While enjoying a beautiful day at Ponce Inlet beach, Mark had laid his very expensive glasses on one of the speakers under the canopy and completely forgot about them. He and his family spent most of the day relaxing on the beach, listening to their music, swimming and working on the great tan that Mark has! Later in the afternoon the skies began to darken and as much as they hoped it would pass–a big tropical thunder storm quickly came up along with strong winds and lightening off in the distance. Mark and his family frantically grabbed up their towels and belongings, tore down the canopy as fast as they could and made a run for cover. The tide was coming in fast as well and soon the area where they had their things set up was being washed with the high tide salt water waves.

At first they thought they had gotten all their things safely to dry cover and then Mark asked if anyone had seen his glasses. No one had picked them up so as soon as the rain let up Mark made his way down onto the beach and began looking for his glasses. Two days passed and Mark began worrying that his 500 dollar prescription glasses might be gone for good and then a thought came to him. “Treasure Hunter near me!” And after typing that phrase into Google he found my name and number on “theringfinders.com web site and we met later on that very day!

Mark explained what happened and showed me where they set up their canopy two days earlier. I asked a few questions about his glasses. Were they heavy or thin framed? Was the sand soft or hard packed the day the glasses went missing? And I could see a line of sea weed where the high tides had come up to. I started my grid search thinking that just maybe, if his glasses were heavy enough, they may have sunk just under the surface of the sand. So treading lightly I began to swing my coil with Mark watching my every move. I stopped and told Mark to start looking the immediate area over along the high tide mark because just maybe his glasses were light enough that the waves pushed them along and deposited them close by. Ten minutes passed and as I was finishing up detecting the small area I heard Mark say, “Hey..Look at this!” And there, sticking out of the brown sea weed was a thin framed pair of prescription glasses…full of sand and half disguised…but none the less just fine!

Mark was shocked and so thankful to have his glasses back once again! And thanks Mark for calling me and giving me the opportunity to help get your glassed back where they belong!

Lost something and need my help? Call or text ASAP!

Mike McInroe….

Lost Gold Ring w/ 3 Carat Diamond… Found!

 

Sunday, August 12, 2012:

I received a call from Matt who stated that his mother Joan lost her ring in the water off of the Outrigger Waikiki. I met Matt and Joan a couple hours later on the beach fronting Duke’s Waikiki, right around 3pm. I was planning on going diving for the ring since it was initially thought to be in 5’ of water. The water was very murky due to the turbulence from the rotor-wash of the catamarans that pull up to the beach. I wasn’t able to see a foot in front of me so I put my diving gear away and donned a weight belt to keep me stable in the rough surf. The ring was thought to be about 30’ offshore. I tried to mark a grid as best as possible but I was constantly getting pushed off a meter or so by the waves which were at some points over head high. The turbulence is really what made the search take so long. After searching an area about 200sqft, I moved towards the shoreline. Fast forward a few hours, just as Joan had lost all hope and motioned for us to come back in, I got a solid reading on my metal detector. I was in about 4’ of water and about 30’ from where Joan felt her ring leave her finger. After about 5 hours of searching, Joan’s 3-carat diamond solitaire was finally reunited to its owner. 

Cave Diving for a Lost Ring

Tuesday, September 26:
I received a call from Mike last Tuesday evening about a lost ring at Shark’s Cove. He and his friends were free diving through some underwater caves for about two hours on Tuesday morning with no issues. The last cave dive of the day was an underwater cave 30 feet deep and approximately 40 feet long. Mike felt that he could no longer hold his breath about halfway through the cave. In a state of panic, he stopped swimming forward and became positively buoyant. Mike was forced into the cave ceiling and was pinned underwater. When he came to his senses, he pushed off the ceiling and that’s when he thought his gold wedding band slipped off into the deep sand. As he was already out of breath with about 20 more feet of cave to go, he didn’t bother trying to find the ring and instead swam as quickly as he could out of the cave and to the surface. There was a small skylight in the cave ceiling about 10 feet from the cave exit which Mike was able to squeeze through. He says it probably made the difference between reaching the surface and drowning.
When Mike got to the surface, he told his friends about his lost wedding band. They all made multiple attempts to search for it with no luck. At that point everyone was tired and didn’t have it in them to hold their breath long enough to search for the lost wedding band. That’s when Mike called me.

Saturday, September 27:
I arrived at Sharks Cove at 8:30am. I was with Mike and my buddy who wanted to do some cave diving and agreed to be my cameraman and safety diver just in case I succumbed to shallow water blackout. I couldn’t use SCUBA because of the tight fit in the cave. I didn’t want to risk getting my hoses snagged by coral or on the cave walls. As I am an experienced cave diver and can hold my breath for a long time, I felt more comfortable without SCUBA in this situation. It took about 10 minutes to swim out to the spot where Mike lost his ring. My first dive was just a practice run. I needed to make sure that there were no obstructions or other hazards in the cave. I decided to start at the cave exit since Mike didn’t know for sure where his ring slipped off. I dove down with my Excalibur II w/SCUBA shaft and searched about 10ft into the cave. I was directly underneath the skylight that Mike used to exit the cave when my detector sounded off with a low growl. I was nearly out of breath from the excitement so I exited the cave through the skylight and handed my detector off to Mike. I then dove down to retrieve the object. I fanned the sand away and saw it buried 5 inches down in a sand wave. It was Mike’s gold ring! Mike was very happy to get his ring back but I held onto it for the rest of the dive at his request. We spent the rest of the morning diving through the caves.

 

 

 

 

 

Special Silver Ring Lost in Sand at Venice Beach, CA. ..Found and Returned by a RingFinder Member

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Member of TheRingFinders in Southern California finds Rings lost in the sand. Available Now Call.  949-500-2136

 ****Miles was at Venice Beach, CA. When he lost his silver ring in the sand. He called me and a hour later I met him. He had taken time to hold me a parking space which saved a lot of time. 

It was getting a little windy and his friends were ready to leave. Because he was able to stay in the location it made it easy to find his ring. Within 10 minutes my detector was able to identify ahis silver ring hiding under the sand. 

We took a couple photos then everybody headed for home. Another successful search and return. 

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How to Find Your Lost Ring When Lost in the Sand .. Doheny State Beach, Dana Point, CA.

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 ***** Jeremy and Elyssa had been at the beach the day before calling me. Jeremy had put his wedding band in his shoe with their other belongings on the beach. After enjoying their day at Doheny Beach, Dana Point, CA. he remembered what he had done. They live close, so he returned to search the sand that evening in the dark without success.

Elyssa located me the next morning and I met them at the beach. It was a warm summer day with many people setting up their little beach spots early. The main thing was to get the general area located. I did a quick scan of the open spaces, but it would be necessary to return after 6pm to do a proper grid search. Finding a ring is a meticulous job, similar to mopping a floor. If you miss it by an inch, you might as well miss it by a mile.

I returned at 6 pm to begin my search. It looked like some of the people were not going to leave till the beach closed at 10pm. After nearly an hour the magic of the metal detector gave me a strong signal that turned out to Jeremy’s Tungsten Carbide Wedding Ring. Thirty minutes after calling them, they met me on the beach just as the sunset. It was a great reunion which the smiles of Elyssa and Jeremy prove. It was a pleasure to meet and help them. I love doing this.

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “

Platinum/ Diamond Wedding Ring Set Found with Help of Newport Beach Lifeguards

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you lose your valuable in a place where a metal detector can be used, I am available to help, call now. .. 949-500-2136 .

****  Jessica had placed her platinum/diamond wedding ring set on her towel while applying sunscreen. She was enjoying her day off with her children in Newport Beach, CA. When she left, she packed up their beach items and drove home. She was home before she realized her rings must have fallen in the sand when she picked up her towel.

Jessica was not able to locate our RingFinders service till after noon the next day. I took a verbal directions as to where the rings were lost and took off to the location 24 hours after the loss. It was 4 pm with people still laying out on the beach. I was able to scan a few open areas of the beach but I couldn’t feel confident that I did a complete search until the beach was clear of people.

After a couple hours I was able to begin a decent grid search. I found the wedding ring (the most difficult to find) right under where a couple had been sitting on the sand. The diamond engagement ring did not show. Immediately I thought that the larger ring may have been found by the people sitting on the spot. They had been running their fingers through the sand. ? 

It was getting discouraging as I did a triple grid. Then I was approached by one of the head lifeguard supervisors. He asked what I was looking for, I told him. That’s when he surprised me saying, a person had found a platinum engagement laying on the sand this morning. They turned it into the main lifeguard headquarters. I showed him the matching ring and gave the lifeguard Jessica’s name with her contact information. 

I called Jessica telling her to good news. We met later that day at the lifeguard headquarters were she was able to get her precious rings back on he finder where they belong. It was a different type recovery, who would think that a stranger would find a valuable ring and turn it into lost and found. I’m so glad the lifeguard supervisor took the time to confront me. The lifeguard in the tower had no idea that a ring had been turned into the main lifeguard headquarters. 

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Lady Lost Sentimental Silver Ring at Venice Beach, CA. Volleyball Court in the Sand

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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……… Melonie called asking me if I could help her find a silver ring that came off her finger while playing volleyball at Venice Beach, CA. .. It was late in the evening but I told her it would be an hour and a half before I could get to her location. She could not wait till I arrived and said that she would consider it lost for good.

The next morning Dave called asking about my services. He said his friend had lost a ring at the volleyball courts at Venice Beach. We determined that it was Melonie’s silver ring. He sent me a google earth screen shot of the location which he marked with the exact volleyball court where the loss occurred.

I drove the Venice Beach and after a couple hours I had not located the ring. I did find an iPhone X with a depleted battery.  Gave Dave a call to tell him that the ring didn’t show as started to drive home. Two blocks away I pulled over to take a second look at the screenshot he had sent me. It looked like I had been searching the wrong volleyball court. 

Turned my car around and went to the correct vollyball court. I still had trouble finding the missing silver ring. Expanding the search more than 30 feet behind the serving line. The allusive silver ring appeared in my scoop. Sent Dave a photo of the ring and waited on the beach till he met me to pick up the ring.. A few days later he sent me a picture of him giving it back to Melonie with a thank you note.

‘I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “

Dana Point Concert in the Park ..Platinum Wedding Ring Lost in the Grass .. Found by a Ringfinder

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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…… The CIty of Dana Point, CA. has concerts in the summer at a local park. Brett and his family were sitting on the lawn enjoying the concert when they had the opportunity to move closer to the staging area. As the concert was nearing the end he noticed his platinum wedding band was not on his finger. The last place he remembered seeing it was at their previous spot on the lawn where he had put sunscreen on.

It was not dark so he was able to get back to the general area to search on his hands and knees for the  his ring. Despite his determination he was unable to ring his ring. The next morning while attempting to rent a metal detector, Brett found my contact information online. He called me and we met an hour later. 

As we walked to the location, he was sure that the ring was lost in that area. Our problem was getting close to the original area. All grass looks the same and there were only a few trees and a portable restroom that could be used as landmarks. On some searches people recognize a piece of trash or a an hole in the sand, etc.

He looked a little confused about the location. As long as it was not any larger than a basketball court, we could make quick work of this. It still took about 45 minutes into the grid search. I got a good signal. I could see that Brett was starting to lose confidence that his ring could be found. I gave him the hand held pinpointer and asked him to check the signal in the grass.  He could hear the pinpointer sound off so I told him to check the grass with his fingers, BINGO !! He had his platinum ring that he has worn for over 17 years. It was a mother special day to be able to help Brett find his ring.

 

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “

 

Gold Wedding Ring Lost in Sand at Crystal Cove, Newport Beach, CA. .. Found by Ringfinder

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ringfinder recovery of a wedding ring in the sand at Crystal Cove State Beach in Newport Beach, CA. Available to help you now .. 949-500-2136.    *** I was visiting my daughter on a Sunday evening when Chan called. She had lost her husband’s gold wedding ring at Crystal Cove in Newport Beach. She had put his ring in a zippered pocket of her purse. The purse had been moved around their little beach spot sea real times during the day. At the end of the day she notice the zipper pocket open and the ring was not there.

They were unable to find the ring so the returned home to Los Angeles more than 40 miles away. After she told me her story I was sure the ring had to be in the sand at the beach. Chan was too far away to meet me but I know could attempt a search without her. It is a small beach.

When I arrived at the beach it was dark. There was still an hour left till the park rangers would close the beach. After the first half hour I was running out beach to search. I called Chan to verify that I was in the right location. I was exactly in front of all the landmarks she given me. I did a second grid over the same area. Then I moved 30 feet to the south were I got the magic sound of gold in my headphones. One scoop and I had Chan’s husband’s wedding band in my hand. I took a photo and sent it to her. She met me the next day to pick up the ring, A happy and grateful lady. She was proud that she had the presence of mind to google search for a ringfinder. I was happy that she called right away instead of emailing or texting me.

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “