Rachael called asking if I was available to search for a ring that was lost in dry sand at a small cove in South Laguna Beach. We didn’t talk much about what happened. I just told them I’d be there in a half hour.
Rachael was part of the group at a beach party put together by her friends, Shae and Jeff. They were playing a beach game called Spike Ball. Where a ball is bounced off a small trampoline hitting it by hand. Jeff swung at the ball and his heavy White/Yellow gold went flying.
They raked, sifted and used a borrowed metal detector to search for it. After hours Rachael began to search on line for ideas to find the ring. It took a while and several calls before she found my information on TheRingFinders.com.
Jeff showed me where he was standing when he felt the ring fly off his finger. From past experience I know how these rings can go to the most unexpected locations. I grid searched the area that Jeff thought the ring went. Then I asked them to move the beach chairs and unrelated back 15 feet. Boom! I got the loud sound of big gold. Before digging it, ” This is The Ring” .. I gave the sand scoop to one of the little girls to scoop the prize as everybody watched.
Everybody was surprised at how they had been sitting on the ring the whole time. This ring was very a unique blended white and yellow gold the was purchased years ago when they lived in Switzerland.
Again, I heard them tell me that they didn’t know a service like TheRingFinders existed. I enjoyed meeting them and helping to find this very sentimental ring.
If you lose something in the dry sand, mark the area and get landmarks that will help you return to the general area. Call a metal detector expert from TheRingFinders ASAP. A phone call is faster than a text or email. Some beaches get daily sand cleaning machines that may end up claiming your valuable before we have a chance to find it with a metal detector. We want to optimize our chances of finding your sentimental keepsake. Timing is important. “I Will Try Anywhere”
Damian was visiting Newport Beach on a family vacation. While he was playing in the surf with his daughter at a small beach named Little Corona Delmar his platinum wedding band came off into waist deep water.
Diving in the surf zone is never a good idea but Damian tried unsuccessfully to locate the ring. Six days later he was back home in Missouri telling a co-worker about losing his ring. The person told Damian about TheRingFinders.
Damian contacted me at 10am in the morning. I was able to see that the next best low tide was at 12:30am. I tried not to raise his hopes, because our beaches vary so much and it had been six days. I compare it to the lottery with better odds. “You Can’t Find It, If You Don’t Try”
Little Corona DelMar is less than three miles from my place. I walked down to the beach at midnight and Damian’s Platinum ring of 18 years was in my scoop within a half hour. It was probably 8 inches deep and did not give me a strong with my Minelab Excalibur 2 metal detector.
We talked on the phone the next morning. It was a great conversation with Damian who was very excited saying over and over he couldn’t believe it. Three days in later he received the ring by mail.
I will try anywhere, this is one of the reasons I rarely say it’s not worth searching.
If you lose something in the dry sand, mark the area and get landmarks that will help you return to the general area. Call a metal detector expert from TheRingFinders ASAP. Some beaches get daily sand cleaning machines that may end up claiming your valuable before we have a chance to find it with a metal detector. We want to optimize our chances of finding your sentimental keepsake. Timing is important. I am listed at many Southern California beaches and locations in Los Angeles / Orange Counties.
“I Will Try Anywhere”
I received a phone call from Kaylynn Tuesday afternoon about her fiance’s lost tungsten promise ring. Jake had the ring slip from his finger just two hours before in the mid to high tide waters of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Jake lost the ring in waist deep water. The tide was dropping at the time of her phone call. Time was on her side, darkness was not. I met Kaylynn in the parking lot of the beach resort they were staying and we moved quickly to the beach as she described the loss. On the beach I met Jake and Kaylynn’s father. Dad was sitting in a chair and kept a visual on the area the ring was lost. I had everybody present rub their left earlobe as I began the search. The beach in the area was now dry and made me feel good about our search. Kaylynn and Jake walked me out to the area they thought best for the search. There was a new problem happening as we spoke. As the tide was receding, one of our storm water swashes was cutting a trough in the newly exposed beach right in the middle of our search area. The swash was removing beach sand at a rapid rate. When I entered the running water I soon realized that I was only going to be able to search in one direction, down stream. I would walk down steam in the water for about 35 yards, and return up the dry sand at water’s edge. I went back into the water a little deeper each pass and returned a little wider. I was having no luck. I expanded the grid to include the area where the running water met the ocean water, thinking that where they met the ring would have a chance to settle and sink in the sand. Now in darkness Jake ran to the car to get a flash light. The back light on my detector was not functioning, and it was impossible to see anything in the sand scoop. After an hour I was ready to give up thinking that the search might be easier in the daylight. As a last ditch effort I decided to expand the grid just a few yards farther south just to make sure. Just three feet outside my original grid I got the signal and numbers I was looking for. With the flash light I confirmed what I already knew, there was a “ring in the scoop”. I walked to where the young couple was sitting and told them that I was calling off the search…wait…wait… because I found Jake’s ring. Jake was a little reserved, but Kaylynn did “the ring dance” as I returned Jake’s ring.
Kaylynn and Jake, thank you for the reward. I wish the both of you much happiness in your future.
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!!”
Jared wrote, “Hello! I wanted to reach out to let you guys know how grateful I am for Mike McInroe! What a blessing he is. Our lost ring story begins 33 years ago when my mother was pregnant with me. Due to the swelling she wasn’t able to wear her wedding ring anymore and being from the poor midwest, she felt awful not having her ring on and being pregnant. Despite their financial situation my father came home one day with a new, larger ring so she would have something to wear while she was pregnant. It wasn’t much but it meant the world to my mother! She decided while she was pregnant with me that one day she would give it to me or my spouse to wear when we were expecting our own. 33 years later, that day finally came. While she was visiting us for our baby shower in Orlando from the cold of Minnesota she brought the ring to give to my wife and to share that story with her. Heartbreakingly she never got the chance. The day she decided to give it to my wife we were all fishing off our dock in the canal. My mother was wearing the ring on her pinky finger and when she went to cast the rod–she dropped her precious ring of 33 years into the muddy water. Needless to say my mother was heartbroken– as was I for her! I searched in the water for an hour or two, to no avail, bringing up bucket after bucket of mud in a hopeless search. Meanwhile my wife was laughing at me–having no idea why in the world I would be in the water and having no idea about the ring or the family story. We did not find the ring and my mother flew home to Minnesota heart broken. (A few weeks later she bought and mailed us a ring that looked similar, feeling it was all she could do.) I was determined to find that ring! In my search to figure out how to build a pump and dredge system to dredge and sift the mud, I found theringfinders.com while searching for “How to find a ring underwater.” I emailed Mike on a Friday morning and by that evening we had a time set for the following day. The next morning I explained to Mike how the ring had been lost 4 weeks prior and showed him the dock and where we thought it might be. He said a little prayer as he climbed down the ladder into the canal and began his search. About 20 minutes later we heard the wonderful buzzing of his metal detector, picking up a strong signal. A couple of muddy scoops later and with a huge grin on his face, he pulled the ring out of his muddy sifter. Mike was an amazing spirit and a blessing to come and find our lost ring. We had our baby just a few short days after finding the ring and I can’t wait to surprise my mother when she comes down to meet the baby and to find out we found her ring–the ring she had been holding for 33 years!
Thank you theringfinders and thank you Mike — you are amazing! Sincerely, Jared”
So glad to help you Jared and congratulations on the birth of your precious little one!
Mike McInroe–willing and ready to help you find your lost item!! Call or e-mail me ASAP!
You lost it in south east Florida and I can find it. I have the equipment to search land and sea, including scuba diving. Call me at 954-892-8993 right away so that I can help put a smile back on your face. Please click on my name above to check out my main page and other blogs to see samples of the people I have helped. I am based in Hollywood but I help broken hearted people throughout Broward county, Miami Dade county and the Keys. I look forward to meeting you soon! Chris
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.