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Lost Gold Wedding Band @ William D Cuts School, Larose Drive, St. Albert. Alberta (Found)

from Edmonton (Alberta, Canada)
Contact: 1-780-497-2118

 

Neil requested my services this afternoon in finding his lost wedding band which he had lost on Sunday. He had taken his ring off and placed it in the side pocket of his soccer bag with his keys and when the game was over he took his keys out and walked back to his car.   When he arrived home the ring was not in his bag and he figured that the ring would have fallen out when he took his keys out.

Neil and his wife spent a couple of hours yesterday searching for the ring with no luck.  He then went on Facebook looking to rent a metal detector and a reporter  from the local newspaper saw it.   This reporter had done a story about me a couple of years ago, contacted him and recommend him to get in touch with me.

I called Neil and met  him at the school half an hour later. He showed me the area and the direction he walk from the field. Five minutes later  I had his ring back on his finger.

Another happy client!

Thank you Neil

 

 

Platinum and Gold 18k Wedding Ring Found… Sammamish, Washington!

from Seattle (Washington, United States)
Contact: 1-206-651-4779

Yesterday I received a call from a man, who had been digging a culvert to bury some wire going from his house through his backyard. While he was doing the work, he had taken off his wedding ring and put it in his pocket so he wouldn’t damage the ring. At some point in the day, he realized that the ring had fallen out of his pocket, and he was convinced that it had gone in the ditch with the wire, which he had reburied. This presented a real problem for me, as the wire would possibly mask out any signal from the ring if it was in the ditch. I searched along side of the culvert and over it, and occasionally got some signals which could have been the ring, but they always turned out to be the wire buried one foot down! After trying multiple metal detector types, I kept on reaching the same conclusion. If it had fallen in this ditch probably the only way to find it would be to un-bury the wire and start all over again. Likely the ring would be lost forever.

His mood and mine, were beginning to become less hopeful. At some point he mentioned maybe I should search in a completely new area, and I think he was leaning towards the idea of me quitting the search. He said “Why don’t you go and sweep the driveway really fast, I don’t think it would be up there but you never know.” I had basically come close to giving up, since I have been out there for a few hours with no luck. But I went and swept the gravel driveway with my larger coil metal detector.

After a few minutes, he rounded the corner with some money in hand, about to tell me I could go ahead and quit the search. But, when he reached out, I had something in my hand too! I had found the ring! It was barely buried in the gravel driveway. Likely, a car or two had run over it but it was in great shape still!

“You had the right idea! I’m glad you changed it up!” I exclaimed… he was incredulous and the whole family was besides themselves with excitement!

Sometimes it just isn’t where you thought it should be. It took nearly giving up the search, but luckily this hunt had a happy ending!

18K Gold and 950 Platinum Band!

Family happily reunited with lost wedding ring!

Found it!

Lost Silver & Gold Ring Found In South Bethany Beach Delaware

from Lewes (Delaware, United States)
Contact: 1-302-245-8795

On 07/08/18, I received a call from Shanti requesting my help in finding her silver & gold ring that had been lost on the beach in South Bethany Beach Delaware. Shanti asked if I was available to come to the beach to search for her ring right away because the tide was coming in. I told Shanti that I would be at the beach in about twenty minutes to look for her ring. When I arrived at the beach, Shanti told me that she had placed her ring in a pocket of her shorts which had been laid on a beach chair. Shanti said that the beach chair and the shorts had been moved from their original location on the beach to a second location and that after the chair and shorts had been moved her ring was no longer in the pocket of her shorts. Shanti said that the ring could be in the sand at either of the two locations. I began the search for the ring at the original location and as I started to swing my detector the ring revealed itself buried at about an inch in the sand. The ring was recovered and returned to its rightful owner. Shanti was delighted to have her ring back.

Networking within the Riing Finders Network

from Rockport (Maine, United States)
Contact: 1-207- 542-7642

I received a call from a gentleman whose wife had lost her wedding and engagement rings on a beach a few miles from my house. The problem was that I was out of town on vacation and couldn’t help, or could I? I put a call out to a few fellow detectorists who turned out to be unavailable but after checking the directory I found another Ring Finder who was about an hour and half away and recommended a call to him. Long story short, he made the trip down the coast and recovered the rings the next morning. Goes to show,  you should always call a Ring Finder first.

Lost wedding ring in Sea bright NJ Found by Matt St.Germain aka Jersey Shore Lost Ring Finder

from Seaside Heights (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-732-581-0285

On July 7th i received a message from Edward Cropski aka/ N.J. Lost Ring Finder about a lost wedding band in Sea Bright NJ. Ryan and his wife were relaxing and enjoying the day when at some point Ryan went into the water and while wading/body surfing during high tide, he watched his ring come right off his finger as a wave came in. He reached out to Ed who then sent him my way as i was closer. It was lost on the 6th, I went out there on the 11th for the 2am low tide and based on map images and a video his wife took of where they were at the time i was able to find it in about 2hrs of searching. They were very happy to hear that i had found it when i sent him a picture and could not believe it!. He told me from now on it is not going to the beach with him again! Another happy couple!

Lost 1951 Georgetown University College Ring Found In Rehoboth Beach Delaware

from Lewes (Delaware, United States)
Contact: 1-302-245-8795

On 07/01/18, I received a call from William regarding the loss of a 1951 Georgetown University Class Ring. The ring had been lost on the beach in the town of Rehoboth Beach Delaware. William requested my help in locating the ring. William was not sure if the ring had fallen off of his finger at the edge of the water while he was rinsing off his child or if it had been lost in the sand in the area that they had been sitting. I told William that I would be able to meet him at the beach later in the day so that I could search for his lost ring. Upon arriving at the beach and making contact with William I learned that the lost ring had belonged to his grandfather and that his grandfather had passed away earlier in the year. William, his father and I walked down to the beach where William showed me the area that he had been sitting on the beach and also the area where he had been in the water. Upon searching the area where William had been sitting I found nothing except a penny and a small piece of metal. I then turned my attention to the edge of the water at which time I located the ring in the wet sand buried about six inches down. I removed the ring from my sand scoop and handed it to William at which time he shouted out “he found my lost ring” and there was a cheer from the crowd on the beach. William asked me to come back to residence where he was staying because his mother wanted to thank me for finding the lost ring as the ring had belong to her father. Upon arriving at the residence Williams mother thanked me and told me that I was her hero.

Ring Finder turns Phone Finder, South Yarmouth, Cape Cod, MA

from Cape Cod (Massachusetts, United States)
Contact: 1-860-309-3307

July 11, 2018

Out early this morning for a little Water Walking and in waist deep water I saw what looked like an Apple Orchard making my metal detector scream in my ears “Dig Me” and so I did. To my surprise there was a cell phone with two “Apples. on the outside of a LifeProof case and a dog looking out of the screen on the other side. While looking at the dog I could here her saying “Thanks for saving me from that watery grave. I want to go home now!” Come to find out the dog’s name was Debbie.

Well being that I know almost nothing about these new cell phone, I asked Jim (my detecting buddy) and he Googled how to return a found cell phone. Nothing seemed to work. As customary Jim and I stopped for our usual cup of coffee and pastry after a morning of detecting the local beaches. Upon returning to the car the cell phone had a display of Papa Called. Jim with his magic fingers got to a screen of the Locked phone that let him Call Back – Popa without having to have the password to unlock the phone.

Within the hour Popa and Nana were standing in my yard relating stories. It was James’, their grandson’s, cell phone. He had lost it the day before. And as the phone was under water all calls to the phone went directly to voice mail. The calls made last night went unanswered. The phone was returned with a bit of a charge left and a small amount of water removed from the LifeProof case.

Popa, Nana, Jim and I are all very glad we had a chance to meet and make James’ loss just a story to be passed along, thanks to a TheRingFinders member, even without contact for help.

Ring lost in La Jolla Found

from La Jolla (California, United States)

What I thought was going to be an easy search and return didn’t exactly work out that way. I’ll let Edie tell her story……….

“We called Mark after hunting for 5 days for my ring.  One evening I was tossing out two old oranges into the ivy-covered hillside behind our house and above our back patio.  My hands were a bit wet and unfortunately this loosened up a very special ring that I’ve worn on my index finger for over 20 years.  So when I was throwing out the second orange – my ring flew off along with the orange! Horror of horrors!!  I only saw it like a split-second whir going off slightly to the left of the two oranges. Didn’t see exactly where it landed, only an approximate area.  We hunted for several hours that night, and then on and on for 5 days, including after we bought a Pin-Pointer metal detector. The vines are very thick, though not too deep underneath them, and the vegetation has been there for decades on a rather steep hillside….  Mark looked everywhere for over an hour, even trying all of his highly sensitized equipment and doing a simulated test of my throw to approximate where the ring might have fallen.  He was very patient and calm the whole time, but even he was finally ‘running out of options,’ as he said.  Then he went up the hillside one last time, and further up and further to the left than we had ever considered it could go.  There it was lying on the ground in perfect condition, not even encased in dirt.  I had not expected to see the ring ever again, but Mark persisted in his search and continued to look beyond where we thought it could be.  We are very grateful to Mark for coming the morning after we called him and for being so persistent in his search.  We recommend him highly to anyone who has lost a ring or any other valuable metal object.”

I couldn’t have said it better myself!  The ring was found at the top of the hill in the upper right of the photo. About 4 feet from the back fence. Quite a nice throw Edie! A pleasure to meet you and your husband Jim. Thank you for the generous reward! 

 

 

Necklace lost at North Island Breakers beach Found!

from La Jolla (California, United States)

Vanessa and her two children were spending the day at the beach on NAS North Island Breaker’s Beach. She had with her a necklace that was a recent gift. It was in a pouch, inside a box, then inside her bag. Should be safe there huh? Not with an active 1 1/2 year old toddler it isn’t! Apparently the child had gotten into the bag, box and pouch, finding the necklace and deciding to play with it in the dry sand. Once it was realized what happened, too late, the necklace was nowhere to be seen. I met Vanessa outside the gate so she could get me on the Navy base. We proceeded to the beach where the search area was defined. Lots of dry sand to sift and lots of junk targets to raise and dash our hopes. As you can see, after expanding out from ground zero, it was eventually found and a relieved Vanessa could head home happy. A pleasure to meet you and thank you for the reward.

Lost Palladium wedding band in the bay at Tice’s Shoal Island beach state park NJ Recovered by Matt St.Germain & Dennis Burligame

from Seaside Heights (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-732-581-0285

A few days ago i received a call from a woman named Tina. I was not able to call her back right away so she then called my friend Dennis Burligame who is also a member of the RingFinders.com. They recently married in May. While they were out enjoying themselves with friends at Tice’s Shoal in Island Beach state park in the bay his ring slipped off his finger. Dennis went out there the same afternoon to conduct a search. Tina had him about a 100ft+ in the wrong area it turned out. He was unable to find it. So i met up with Dennis this morning to help him search for it. It was a bit cold out this morning so we donned our wet suits and headed into the water. We started searching the area again. While in the water i took out my cell phone to use the pictures they took to try and get in the right spot and narrow down the search area. After about 3 hrs of digging bottle caps and pull tabs along with the occasional coin i had his ring in my scoop!. Needless to say they were very happy and excited when i called them with the news. They met us about 30mins later to pick it up. Love these happy endings!