Lost ring Ocean beach Tag | The Ring Finders

Fireman’s Lost Wedding Band Recovered on Ocean Beach!

  • from San Francisco (California, United States)

Rob was enjoying Ocean Beach with his wife and children down by the water. He went for a swim and relaxed on their blanket. But when they went to pack up Rob realized his wedding ring was missing! They searched and searched around their spot for several hours, but with the sun going down and a long drive ahead, they had to give up. But here’s where Rob’s professional training kicked in: He did two smart things: First he recorded the exact Latitude and Longitude on Google Maps (its called planting a PIN), and next, he dragged a line in the sand from where they were sitting all the way back to the parking lot.

Rob called me from Modesto the next day to seek my help. With his excellent directions, I was quickly able to locate the trail in the sand back to their general towel spot not far from the water, (which had been obliterated by a high-tide overnight) and then to exactly pinpoint it with his GPS coordinates.

I began a spiral search pattern from his PIN on on Google Maps, and found his ring on the time around.

Thanks to Rob’s quick thinking, I was quickly able to locate his ring and return it to him a few days later at his FD Station House in the East Bay!

Quick thinking by Rob and solid searching techniques paid off that day!

 

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Surfer Buries Stuff: Lost Wallet & iPhone: Successful Metal Detecting on Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California 94122

  • from San Francisco (California, United States)

It was a perfect day for surfing at San Francisco’s magnificent Ocean Beach. Kyle took the tram from his home in The Castro right to the beach at Judah Ave and the Great Highway. He was eager to hit the big leftbreak with his pal Max. He placed his wallet and iPhone in a sandwich bag and hastily buried them in the wet sand. An hour later, they emerged from the surf, happy and tired. Kyle went to unbury his stuff and could not, on the massive sandy expanse that is Ocean Beach, locate where he had hidden it. After 30 minutes of searching, his surf buddy Max Googled, “metal detecting Ocean Beach” and up popped one of my blog links with my phone number. 30 minutes later I arrived with my gear to find that Kyle and Max had already completed a very large matrix search by dragging their feet in the sand.

As I always, I begin a search by asking the owner, “if you were to guess exactly where you think it might be, lets mark the spot”. Max and Kyle indicated it was probably located between a wet and dry sand stick marker and a pile of dog poop diagonally down by the rising tide. Within that large rectangle, which they had already searched with their feet, Kyle circumscribed a 60 foot diameter circle with his feet in the sand where he thought was the best chance of locating his gear. I began my own matrix search inside Kyle’s circle and after 25 minutes, I got huge titanium hit from Kyle’s iPhone just inside his circle, but just outside where they had searched with their feet, closest to the rising tide.

A very relieved Kyle with his wallet and phone, and was soon back in the water to catch another set.

Kyle’s iPhone.

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SF Bay Area RingFinders Contact: Marshall Smith – Text or call: 415-895-0334

Metal Detectorist serving the Greater San Francisco Bay Area from sunny San Mateo, CA

 

Lost Ring At Carlsbad, Tamarack Beach…Found!

  • from Carlsbad (California, United States)

 

 

TheRingFinders Metal Detector Service helped find a lost gold ring buried at Tamarack Carlsbad beach.:OPEN NOW CALL 760 889 2751

11:30p.m A lost diamond ring was posted on Craigslist by a women who lost it earlier the same day.I emailed her right away and directed her to visit TheRingFinders web page ASAP

First thing in the morning she called to meet her there.

When I pulled into the parking lot I saw 2 people with metal detectors searching the area she posted online.I could also tell they had very little to No experience by there machines and there swing.So I politely asked if they had found a ring?

They said No and one of there buddies was there at midnight searching…Keep in mind they never actually contacted the person who lost the ring.So the newbies continued searching when Robin the owner walked up and we talked for a few minutes to narrow the search down to exactly where she lost it. That’s when John Hughes my Ringfinder team mate arrived just in time.Meanwhile..The other detectorist were tired,unsuccessful and on there way leaving.The owner had shown me a picture she took when she lost it with houses in the background and I asked her, show it to john..John Yells..we are 100ft off..Curtis go grid over there!! 5 min later I get a ring sound on my PI machine,kick the sand,And looked at robin with the biggest smile,dropped my metal detector laughing:) she said Oh my God picked up her ring and gave me a hug.We were both Excited and in relief I had found it!