Saturday morning after returning home from a previous successful ring search Nicholle called me to ask for help. Earlier that day she and her husband had been in Washington Park doing some activities with friends when she lost her white gold wedding band and engagement ring. I loaded up some equipment and headed out again, I was at the park in a half hour. Nicholle showed me the location and video of a three-legged race and wheel barrel race that they had participated in. Though in the video her rings were not visible so she started to question if she even put on her rings that morning. I grabbed my CTX and began my search, after about 20 minutes of search with no luck Nicholle and Ian headed home to search for her rings leaving me in the park to continue my search. About 15 minutes later Nicholle’s wedding band was in my hand. I knew her engagement ring had to be near by, a couple of swings later the set was complete once again. I texted Nicholle and told her I wanted a big hug and then I sent a picture of her rings.
When they returned to the park Nicholle came sprinting up to me and launched herself from 4 feet away and gave me a hug that made people walking in the park stop and look. To say she was happy would be a HUGE understatement. What a great feeling to help out people like Nicholle and Ian.
Rings Recovered 6-3-2017
Troy was playing with his two young daughters in the lake at Boy Lake State Park when his ring slipped off his finger. Troy and his wife used the diving mask that their daughters had with them to search for quite a while. They did recover another ring during their attempt to find Troy’s ring, this ring was turned into the ranger station. But their efforts to find Troy’s ring were not successful.
Troy contacted me and we set a date and time to perform a search. Upon arrival and a quick talk about the circumstances that lead to the rings loss, I grabbed my equipment and headed toward the beach. Troy thought he was in waist deep water when his ring was lost, but his daughter (10 years old) remembered being in chest deep water. So my search area was a bit larger than I had hoped for. I took my search out to chin deep on me and started searching into shallower water. Troy was beginning to give up hope when I got a good signal on my CTX in waist deep water and sure enough it was Troy’s ring. We made our way to the beach and that is when I noticed that Troy’s waist is about the same height as his daughters chest.
Ring recovered July 14th, 2015
Monday .. 6-22-15
I got on the beach early Monday morning after a busy beach weekend. The beach was littered with a lot of metal trash. Which is good and not so good. After about an hour I got another tinfoil like signal. You have to dig them all, but this came up in my scoop sparkling. A beautiful 14k white gold wedding band with several diamonds.
I put it on my key ring not to lose it and continued detecting. A couple minutes later I received a call to search for a ring at Venice Beach. Just as I was leaving Kirt walked up to me. He had a beginners type metal detector in his hand that he borrowed from somebody. He politely asked me if he could ask me a question. That’s when he asked me if I had found if I had found his wife’s wedding ring. He described the ring and the exact inscription inside. I said yes and his jaw dropped with disbelief.
Giving the ring to him, I told him about TheRingFinders and what service we do. He asked for my contact information which I gave him, promising to send me a thank you email. I left Kirt on the beach for a 40 mile drive to Venice Beach for another ring search.