Mohammad had challenged his brother to a running race across the sand to the water. He twisted his ankle in the soft sand falling down. At that moment he felt his ring slip off his finger. After the loss they spent several hours trying to find it with their fingers.
His friend Sama, found my number on line, calling me to ask if I could help them. I had just finished finding a ring in San Clemente. It would take me about 40 minutes to get to their location. She agreed to wait even though it was getting dark.
The area where the ring was lost was in dry sand in mid beach. The most important thing was, Mohammad had the location very well marked, 40 paces from the cement walk way and 20 paces from the trash can. The perfect search conditions, most times people get confused and can’t get back to the spot. It wasn’t long till I had the ring and both Mohammad and Sama were on their way home.. It would be nice if all searches were like this. This was also another time I had to hear, ” I didn’t know TheRingFinders directory existed”. Thanks to the Internet, Sama was able to find TheRingFinders when she Google searched, how to find a ring in the sand..
I talked to Craig on the phone, he told me about losing WW2 military dog tags that had been passed down to him from his grandfather. He was very distraught as these meant the world to him..
We talked for a few minutes on the phone about the location. It is a small beach cove at the Montage Beach Resort in Laguna Beach, CA.. The whole cove is less than half the size of a football field. I knew exactly where he was describing his loss. He agreed to meet me there, but I knew I could get there before Craig. It was important to beat the oncoming beach crowds.
I was able to spot where Craig had been digging the night before. I set up and searched a 20×20 ft area before he got to the beach. He was very positive as to where he had been the day of the loss. As I searched, I picked up the trash metal. Explaining to Craig that if I had to cross grid they would not bother me on my second pass. I showed him a peace of metallic strap which he told me was the same piece of metal he coached away from a seagull. He actually was feeding seagulls that day to get it to drop the metal strap.
I could not find his lost military dog tags. He was starting to believe that some young guys, that were sitting behind him, may have taken his heirloom keepsake. We talked about other options he might try to find his chain and tags.
I went home thinking that it could be possible the tags were buried deep because he had moved a lot of sand trying to find them. Long Story shortened.. I returned the next morning with a Pulse Induction detector that may give me a few inches more depth and would get all metal types. Starting at one end of the beach, I gridded the whole beach ( 2 hrs ). Up against the cliff in the sand I spotted an edge of one of the dog tags sticking out of the sand. Swing my coil and bam, a solid sound. Craig’s grandfathers WW2 military dog tags. More than 50 feet away from anywhere he had been. I had searched every bit of sand except about 50 square feet. Ready to call it a day.
We think that the seagulls may have taken them to that location or the young teenagers may have taken them to there, losing them or just throwing them there. We will never know! I do know that Craig was a happy guy.
Megan was with her son at Corona DelMar Beach. It was a large group of classmates from a local middle school. After less than an hour Megan realized that her platinum engagement ring was not on her finger. After a sleepless night she found my contact information on a internet search. She called me and we made arrangements to meet at the beach so I could hear her story and get a general location of where she thought it could be.
Megan didn’t feel the ring slip off her finger. It’s nice when somebody knows when the ring was lost but not always possible. We met at the beach and she showed me where she spent most of her time. It could have been dropped on the long walk across the beach from the parking lot. It’s a process of elimination. I would start with the area near the fire pits. Our only problem was, the beach was loaded with people with their beach awnings, blankets, etc.
I had all the information I needed. I returned at 4 hours later and did a grid search which turned out to be successful with Megan’s beautiful ring in my scoop. Sent her a text message with a photo of the ring.
Chris, Megan’s fiancé posted this on Craigslist..
Lost engagement ring at Corona Del Mar Beach(FOUND) (Corona Del Mar)
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lost or found?: lost
My fiance lost her engagement ring at the Eastbluff elementary bonfire at corona del mar beach. Please if anyone knows anything or found anything please contact us. It wasn’t insured!
FOUND THANKS TO THE RING FINDERS AND MORE SPECIFICALLY STAN ROSS. ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW! SUCH A WONDERFUL PERSON WHO JUST WOULDN’T GIVE UP. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!