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14K Gold Mother’s Ring Lost in the Surf, Found and Returned Myrtle Beach SC

from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-655-5889

Two hours from home after a week long vacation I get a phone call from Don H. asking if I could help find his wife Diane’s Mothers ring that she lost around 8pm the night before. The connection wasn’t very good so I told him I’d call him back around 2pm and would be there between 4 and 5pm. During our broken conversation I thought he gave me the name of a resort that it was in North Myrtle Beach, however when we talked at 2 he said the resort was in Myrtle Beach. I got all the details from Don and called Matt Fry (TRF Myrtle Beach) not sure whether he was still out of town or not. During Don’s and my conversation he told me that his wife lost her ring between 9 and 9:20pm not at 8 like he originally said so I needed to leave home within about 20 minutes to catch the tide. When I called Matt he didn’t answer so I assumed he was still out of town and left. I was within 15 minutes of arriving at the resort when Matt called back, saying he was in town but to go ahead and take it.

I arrived in the parking lot and Don showed up shortly afterwards to show me the exact area. Don also explained that they were down from Minnesota for the Myrtle Beach annual cheerleading competition with one of their daughters and they all needed to be at the convention center. I worked it out with Don that I’d surprise Diane and that when I found her ring, I’d text him with a picture and then deliver it the convention center.  When I walked out on the beach it was packed with tourist and needless to say I had an audience watching me search. About 4 gridlines and calf deep in the water I got a strong 46-47 on my AT Pro along with a few other junk tones. Luckily I got the ring in the first scoop, dumped it out on the sand and immediately saw the gold. I texted Don with a picture and he immediately replied with a 100% it’s hers!! I’m not sure what Don told Diane to get her out front away from her cheerleaders but she didn’t look happy when I introduced myself. I think he told her I bumped their car in the parking lot. But I told Diane that Don had told me that she had lost her Mothers ring and if she could describe it that it would help me know what I was looking for. As she finished with her description, I held up her ring and said “Does it look something like this?” Her expression was priceless, there were a few tears of joy and the hugs were strong and sincere. She had to make a quick exit to get back to the girls but she was one happy lady!!! It just doesn’t get any better than this.

Don and Diane, thank you for trusting in me to help find your lost treasure and thank you for the very generous reward. Have a safe trip home!!!

Jim

Diane Howard Diane's Mother's ring

Lost Engagement Ring in Myrtle Beach, Found! Who’s On First?

from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-333-4114

Tuesday morning, I was surfing the net and noticed a CL listing of a lost engagement ring in North Myrtle Beach. I called Jim Wren (TRF North Myrtle Beach).  I told Jim about the posting and he should look into it. The young lady was asking for help.  Jim told me he just got an email about a ring in NMB. As we talked we realized this was the same ring. Jim told me that he could not find the motel name in NMB, but there was one in Myrtle Beach. Jim waited for a phone call from Mandy, the young lady with the lost ring, for more details. Jim called me back and said it was lost in Myrtle and that I should take the search. Jim was the TRF contact so we left it at that and did the search together.

Mandy’s ring was lost at high tide four days ago, as she stood knee deep in a pounding shore break. A wave sent her for a loop. As she picked herself up she realized her ring was gone. With our area of description identified we began our search. Jim and I were each searching our own 30 x 50 yard grid as the tide was rising and eating beach area. It began to pour rain as we began. I brought a rain coat and hat but Jim did not. I passed a soaked Jim as I leap-frogged his grid and started another to his south. Jim leap-frogged me again, south. Jim was certain that the ring was not in the two hundred yards of beach that we covered, so north he went. Jim started working his north grid high on the slope. I was following behind Jim on the water line to where Jim worked his northern area. Concerned we were losing beach to the tide I stayed low on the beach and worked the water’s edge into shin deep water. About fifty paces into our northern area I got a nice signal on my CTX 30-30. I waited for the shore break waves to stop pounding the signal area and sent the scoop to the target. As I rinsed the scoop with the next wave, I could see the ring in the scoop. I nodded to Jim as I walked to dry sand. Did I say dry sand. Jim and I smiled and did “The Ring Dance” as we were soaked to the bone.Jim and I had both skipped lunch to do this search. Hungry, cold and wet we walked to a beachfront grill to find a dry area and something to eat.

Now, Jim and I have a running bet as to who finds the most TRF recoveries each year. This begs the question, how to figure this hunt into our scoreboard. Do we each get half, each one, me one, or Jim one? “Who’s On First?” I guess we will figure it out like gentlemen. The most important thing is that Mandy will have her engagement ring back on her finger when she says her vows next week. Jim is sending the ring back to a very happy young lady.

Mandy and James, You have started your marriage with luck on your side… All the best in the future.

Jim, you are a tenacious TRF recovery master. All the best to you as well.

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