Received an online message from Jeff R of Brampton inquiring about the ring finders services.
Jeff was swimming with his 2 Son’s at Pike Lake. He was lifting one Son up onto the floating raft and he watched his 14k white gold wedding band slip off and fall into the waters below. Jeff went into Pike Lake office to inquire if they knew anyone that could help find his wedding band. The office staff suggested to call/message me as I had helped find another lost wedding band the previous year.
I advised Jeff that I charge to go out with my scuba gear and that when I find the clients item I ask them to “Pay-it-forward” in making a charitable donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation in which I snowmobile for. Jeff accepted my terms. Unfortunately, Jeff had to work but I was very fortunate that 2 great Friends from the ring find at the same location last year Heather & Greg K were available to assist in safety spotting for my dive. Heather was also kind enough to do a “Live” Facebook feed!! They have been great Friends every since that day!!
After 5 minutes with my Minelab Excalibur 2, approximately 17′ depth in the murky waters below I had a solid wonderful tone and BINGO…there was Jeff’s ring. He had given me the identifying marks and happy to confirm it was his!!
Here’s a link TO THE VIDEO;
I finally met up with Jeff this past week with his lovely wife a brand new baby Girl. Very happy to assist in returning his beloved blessed wedding band. Jeff mentioned his hand felt naked without it and was very happy to have his wedding band back on his finger.
Pleasure to meet this lovely young Family and honoured to help return Jeff’s wedding band!!
I received a call from Mr. Robin inquiring information about “Underwater Metal Detecting”. You see, he runs a unique day camp for kids during the summer months and has a number of young adults that help work with the little ones doing all sorts of outdoor activities. In January of 2018, one of the young adult men, named Frankie, was on the dock, horsing around with some of his friends, when he decided to dive into the chilly water. And yes, the lakes are fairly cold during the winter months here in Central Florida, at least to us thin blooded Floridians! Well, Frankie dove in a couple of times and after his 3rd dive, as he was coming up the ladder he noticed his gold chain and cross were not around his neck! This chain and cross was a gift from his grandmother and he just had to find it and get it back around his neck. He and the others dove numerous times hoping to find it, but each time they came up with only weeds and clam shells. Later on they even had someone with scuba gear try and locate it but soon they realized they needed someone with a metal detector. Thankfully I was able to get my scuba certification and I agreed to try and find Frankie’s lost chain and cross.
I arrived at the camp Saturday morning with all my gear and was shown just where the target area was. It was only a 15X20 square foot area but the challenge was the lack of visibility in the murky water. Once you dig a target the whole bottom gets all stirred up and from then on you go by feel. I was able to hold the shaft of my Tesoro Tiger Shark metal detector in my left hand and go over a small area and then with my right hand I would use my Garrett AT Pro pointer, (the Garrett Carrot) to check out each signal. It was a really slow and difficult process and to add to it all I could not go in a straight line and would invariably angle off to one side or another. I did find numerous targets, like a brass whistle, a bunch of pop cans, a few coins, some screw tops and an assortment of nails, screws and other junk. About 35 minutes into my dive I felt the chain under my coil and as I pulled it from the sand and weeds, I realized there was no cross on the chain, so I continued to search. Three targets later up came Frankie’s cross. I said a short prayer and thanked God for helping me find this sentimental treasure and headed to the surface! It is hard to express in words how it feels when one is reunited with something so precious and valuable! Lost something valuable? Call, text or e-mail me ASAP!
Mike McInroe—thankful to be a member of TRFers
Heather R from Milton, Ontario was recommended by a mutual Friend for me to assist in the recovery of her late Uncle Paul’s lost wedding band. He lost his wedding band approximately 6 or 7 years ago at a dock area of Pike Lake while washing his hands in the water. At the time of the lose they couldn’t find his ring and notched out a mark on the dock.
Heather, Greg & Max picked me up and proceeded promptly to Pike Lake that day.
I found a few items (fishing hook/coins and metal) and with-in 20 minutes I found her late Uncle’s wedding band. Heather proceeded to call her Aunt to verify and it was with happy tears confirmed to be his.
A few days later we all met Heather’s Aunt in Brampton for the joyous return of their now Family Heirloom.
I have myself a great new Friend of Heather and her Family and look forward to going back to Pike Lake (with permission) to clean up their beach!! Labour of Love!
Thank you Heather for you and your Aunt’s charitable donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation!! Grateful for your kindness!
I received a call asking for my help to recover a mans wedding ring that was lost in the lake at a campground. I had done 2 previous recoveries at this lake earlier in the summer and felt confident I would be successful in this recovery also. As I arrived at the lake and speaking with the customer,he explained that the ring had come off while throwing a football in about chest deep water. He showed me the general area and I setup my White’s MX Sport waterproof metal detector and began the search. After an hours hunt and no ring in the scoop yet I was starting to get worried the search would not be a success? I decided to look further from the area he described and a few minutes later there it was in my scoop,my 100th lost ring recovery!!! Success!!! What an awesome feeling it was to not only tell him I found it but reach such a great milestone in my recovery service! Another awesome recovery! #100 is in the scoop!!
I was contacted by a young girl who had lost her engagement ring in the ocean while swimming 5 days earlier. Although she had posted it on Craigslist and others had gone out and searched for it her ring was still lost somewhere in the surf. After speaking with her and getting a description of the area where she lost it I told her I would go out that night to see what I can do? 5 days of being tossed around in the water,buried in the sand or possibly found by someone else metal detecting I wasn’t sure it be a successful hunt but you never know until you look. Arriving at the beach that night at low tide I started searching the area in front of the life guard stands in the wet sand. After about 30 minutes and digging a few coins I got a nice signal from my White’s metal detector scooped up the sand and as the water washed through the scoop I could see her ring laying in the bottom! I immediately took a picture and sent it to her and was right away granted with a very excited young lady who had been praying for my success in recovering her very special ring. We agreed to meet the following week on that beach on her birthday for the return. Happy birthday! Congratulations Jenny! Another great recovery!
August 7, 2015 Here’s one for the books. I was hunting in the dry sand around 15th street in Del Mar on Sunday the 2nd when Mike approached me and asked if I had found his tungsten wedding band. I was hunting right in the area where he had lost it the previous day during an outing with his family. I told him I had not, but would be happy to look for it. I had been hunting all morning so I could only put in another 30 minutes or so before I had to head home. I got his information and told him I’d look for it the next day. Well the next morning I found it a couple hours after arriving at the beach. Mike was surfing that day and actually met me on the beach before I started my search but I couldn’t find him before I had to leave so I texted him with the good news and we agreed to meet the next day. Now here’s where it gets good. On Tuesday morning I receive a text from Mike. He has a high fever and asks if I can hang on for a couple days until he feels better. Wednesday afternoon I receive a text and he asks if we can meet on Thursday. Unfortunately I can’t meet that day but Friday will work, he agrees. Later that day I get another text and he tells me he was talking to his sister in law Dianna about my finding his ring and she tells him that she had lost hers as well, wading in the water and wanted to know if I had come across it. She sent him a picture and he forwarded it. I HAVE IT!! I found it the day I met Mike. It’s a big beautiful silver and turquoise number. So, cut to the chase, Friday morning I return both rings to Mike. I gotta tell ya, that was a thrill. His 10 year anniversary is coming up and he was really happy to have his ring back. Congratulations Mike. Thanks for the nice reward and I hope to see you on the beach again sometime (Not wearing your ring!!). He’ll be mailing Dianna’s ring back to her, I’m hoping to get a picture from her.
So we’ve all heard this story before, The little family outing on the beach, Mom takes off her wedding ring to apply sunscreen on the Kid. She puts the ring on a towel to keep it safe and the rest is history. Well that’s Ryan and Fadras story. The ring was lost at Wind N Sea beach in a little cove in the dry sand. I met Ryan after he got off work on Monday, April 6th right around sunset. He was a little skeptical that we were going to find it and so was I because it was hunted two nights before by a very reputable detectorist. But we did find it. It was about 10 inches down and I needed to use my pin pointer because it gave a very weak signal. When I pulled it out of the hole and put it in Ryans hand he was totally amazed. He really enjoyed seeing the search process in action and was very grateful. After reuniting Fadra with her ring, he snapped these pics and sent them to me. Thanks guys for the nice reward. I hope your future visits to the beach result in much more fun and a lot less stress:)
Early morning New Years day I received a call from a young lady who had lost her diamond engagement ring at Kits Beach Dog Park.
Needless to say she was very upset and wanted to know if I could get there as soon as possible as the tide was coming in. I was making breakfast for my wife when I got the call so I finished making her breakfast jumped in my car and got there within 40 minutes .
The tide had already come up about 3 feet from where they had possibly lost the ring so I knew that it might be in a couple of feet of water. The young lady was very upset and could hardly talk to me about what happened. After a brief discussion about the ring I found out she received it on Christmas Day so she just recently became engaged…Say no more!
I started my search and found a piece of melted aluminum along with a bottle cap and then the third signal only three minutes into the search I saw her beautiful diamond engagement ring in the bottom of my sand scoop.
I love my job because of the smiles and happiness it brings to people, it’s amazing how much it means to someone especially when she just recently got engaged even more so when you had the ring for 30 or 40 years but like I say everybody ring has a story and this story had a happy ending! Thank you for the kind reward! As always 15% of your reward will go to Children’s Hospital.
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Detector Used: Whites Surfmaster PI Pro
The Ring Finders…Finding what you thought was lost forever!
Hello my name is Ed Huffman and I am a Artifact and Ring Recovery Specialist.
I offer a very unique service that’s helping people find their lost jewelry at parks, lakes, rivers, beaches and yards, right here in Knoxville, Tennessee. I have over 20 years of experience recovering lost rings and other jewelry.
The metal detecting equipment that I use can locate gold, silver, titanium, tungsten and all other metallic items. If you have lost your ring or jewelry please feel free to contact me.