Lost ring while swimming Tag | The Ring Finders

Gold Ring lost in Sea at Uretiti Beach – Found !

  • from Paihia (New Zealand)

Frances was enjoying a swim with her friends at Uretiti Beach, near Whangarei after a round of golf.

While in the water, she suddenly felt her very sentimental gold ring slip off her finger. Looking down, she could see it although couldn’t get to it. After repeated efforts she finally lost sight of it – Gone.

She was understandably very upset when she phoned me, the emotion of losing an obviously very special item was clearly evident over the phone and she wasn’t entirely convinced it would be worth trying to find it again.

I assured her that after hearing the details I didn’t consider it irretrievably lost, and made arrangements to drive down the following morning.

Onsite, we walked down to, and along the beach a little way.

She had taken a photo of the dunes, which helped narrow down where they had been – Nothing boosts the odds in your favour like having an accurate start point!

I walked down the beach and straight into the tide – with a 150km drive each way, I needed to ensure I found it on this visit.

The waves were small today, which was a pleasant change for this ocean beach

After about an hour and a half, I lifted the scoopful of sand and there was a lovely gold band.  I held it up to show Frances who was up by the dunes and waded in.

On handing it to Frances, I joked, “This where you say it’s not yours” with a chuckle.

I stopped grinning as soon as she replied, “It’s not mine.”


Back into the tide.

Thirty minutes later, another ring.  The reaction when I showed Frances was enough to tell me that this time it was definitely the right one.

That job done, I now start the sleuthing to locate the owner of the other ring…



Lost Wedding and Engagement Rings in Saratoga Lake, Saratoga Springs New York

  • from Saratoga Springs (New York, United States)

I will never forget the first time I received a call from someone who contacted me through the ring finders directory. It was mid-summer 2014 and Cassandra was in complete emotional turmoil when I first spoke with her about how she lost her engagement and wedding band set at the bottom of Saratoga lake. She was swimming at a popular spot that is only reachable by boat, Sandy bay. At some point or another the water shrunk her finger slightly and she never felt her set of rings slip off and burrow into the sand. She returned to Sandy bay multiple times to search for the rings but all efforts proved fruitless. When I spoke with her I assured her to remain positive because because I have a waterproof detector, and I will change my schedule around to make her recovery efforts a priority. Early in the morning Cassandra’s friend took us out to Sandy bay with his speed boat. When we got to Sandy bay she pointed out the general area she remembered swimming and I got out of the boat and started to swing my metal detector. Her memory served her correct because within 20 minutes we found the 2 missing rings. Words can not describe her excitement and relief. The look of joy on her face forever embedded in my memory. See link belowIMG_6173IMG_4294IMG_846920140705_112144


Nice ring to water recovery