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Lost wedding ring, Lake Montclair, Dumfries VA…FOUND!

from Fairfax (Virginia, United States)
Contact: 1-703-598-1435

Rob Ellis: Metal Detector Expert…Call or text 703-598-1435

August 13, 2020: A couple of days ago, Eddie was playing in the water with his children. When he realized his ring was missing, he searched as well as possible. He soon realized he needed a waterproof metal detector. Eddie called the Woodbridge SCUBA Dive Shop to see if someone could conduct a search. Since no one was available to immediately help, my friends at Woodbridge SCUBA referred me to Eddie.

 

West beach is private for the Montclair Property Owners Association members

We were supposed to meet at 0800, but we were both 15 minutes early. It was raining very hard the whole time and I was watching for approaching lightning. After Eddie showed me the potential areas the ring could have fallen off, I started the search. Something made me go just a little further out for my first leg of the pattern. Within a few minutes, I heard that lovely tone of gold and recovered Eddie’s wedding band. By this time Eddie’s wife had arrived and they were both there when I handed over the ring. It was then that they told me that tomorrow was their anniversary!! We were all soaking wet, but full of warm feelings.  I love this hobby!!!!

Smiles in the Rain 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lost Engagement Ring in Long Branch NJ Found By Matt St.Germain/Dennis Burlingame

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

8/9/20 I was made aware of a lost engagement ring set by fellow ringfinder Edward Cropski. I promptly reached out to Nykia to gather more information on how it had been lost and where. She was at the beach with her husband Ryan and various family members. While she was in the water with her sister they both got hit by a big wave and were pushed into each other and knocked down. After getting out of the water she realized her ring was gone. The family searched frantically for hours digging around in the sand with their hands but it was nowhere to be found. I made arrangements with her to go out there the following day for the late afternoon low tide with my friend and also a ringfinder Dennis Burlingame. Her and her husband were planning to meet us there on their way back up north from AC. Me and Dennis got there a few hours before low tide and began our search. The waves were pretty bad but we had to try. I got right into the water to search the drop off while Dennis searched the bottom of the slope. I was getting knocked around pretty good and decided to get out and wait for the tide to go down some more. Dennis had gone back to my truck to use his phone for something important. While he was gone i decided to search the slope more and a bit higher up. Within about 10 minutes of searching there i got a very nice signal. After a few scoops i had Nykia’s ring in my scoop! As i was walking back up to the dry sand a woman had asked me if i found anything. I then told her yes i did, I found the ring i came here to look for that a woman had lost yesterday. She asked me if she could see it and so i showed it to her. She was amazed. At that very moment Nykia and Ryan walked up to me and realized “Oh my god you found it?!” They were blown away with Joy and surprise! I happily accepted the great big hug Nykia gave me!
They told me it was pretty much where she had fallen and the waves were much worse the day it happened. Another happy ending! I also had her Father Steve write me a very nice message that he said i can share with everyone so here it is:

SOMETIMES YOU GOT TO SHOUT OUT PRAISE REPORTS FROM ROOFTOPS.

So my daughter Nykia will celebrate her third year of marriage on September 3rd and celebrated her birthday this weekend. We all went to the beach on Sunday to close out the weekend of celebration. While in the water her engagement ring somehow came off (she somehow realized it was gone as she struggled to keep her wedding band from following it off into the sea). Needless to say we were all distraught for her. A beautiful weekend turned suddenly sour. We searched as best we could for it… to no avail. After a futile search and FERVENT PRAYER we all left the beach not in the frame of mind we had arrived with. The next morning Nykia went on line requesting info on how to find things lost on the beach or in the ocean at the Jersey shore. A person responded to her inquiry and put her in touch with another person who uses a metal detector to search beaches. This person asked pertinent questions about the location, time and description of the ring. He promised to search at low tide today. Nykia and her husband met him at the beach today only moments after his search ended at about 6pm. Much to her surprise he had found her ring and returned it without demanding a reward or finders fee. (WHAT) Of course they were overwhelmed and ecstatic. (HOW!) She said, “Dad I could not help but hug him.” He graciously accepted her hug. He remarked that no one does that especially during these Corvid 19 times. (ONLY GOD!) Of course they gave him something for his assistance.

NOW HERE IS THE PRAISE REPORT: GOD ANSWERS PRAYER. HE DISPATCHES ANGELS TO HELP HIS OWN IN IMPOSSIBLE SITUATIONS. THE RING WAS LOST IN THE OCEAN FULL OF WATER AND HUNDREDS OF MILLION OF GRAINS OF SAND. THE RING WAS FOUND. GOD SPECIALIZES IN THE IMPOSSIBLE.

DO YOU HEAR ME?

HE SPECIALIZES IN THE IMPOSSIBLE. THE WORD SAYS THAT IF YOU ASK ANYTHING IN HIS NAME HE WILL DO IT FOR YOU.

To Nykia’s angel, “Through the Grace of God you have blessed my daughter, my baby girl. I will forever be indebted to you for your thoughtfulness, your humility and your loving kindness. THANK YOU and BLESS YOU.

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Ring Lost at La Jolla Shores found

from La Jolla (California, United States)

Bonnie and her fiance were visiting here in San Diego and went to La Jolla Shores to enjoy the sand and water. They went out surfing, and when coming in on a wave, her engagement ring came off in waist deep surf. An online search brought them to The Ring Finders website and my contact info. I got the call later yesterday and after looking at the tide chart, figured I’d give it a try this morning at low tide. It wasn’t going to all that much lower than when she lost it, but, every little bit helps when detecting in the surf. Bonnie sent me a Google map and I used that to start my search at 6:30 am this morning. They showed up about 20 minutes later and I discovered that I needed to move north about 50 yards and was told it should be just north of where they had cones placed on each side of the lifeguard kiosk the day before. Being early still, they hadn’t put the cones out yet, so, we just had to guess where they had been. After a new starting spot, I began my grid and after a short time, they said they had an appointment to go to, wished me luck, and left.

I continued on with my shore-to-surf grid pattern heading north through the search area. After an hour and not a single target, I decided to go back to the starting point and head south. Half hour later and still not a signal, I began a crossgrid working parallel to the shore and working from deeper water toward the beach. At this point the tide had turned, started to come in, and the surf was getting rougher. After reaching ankle deep water and nothing to show for it. I was wondering where to search next. At that point, I noticed that the lifeguards were putting the cones out. Since they usually put them in the same area each day, I took a closer look, and realized that I needed to go south just a little more to completely cover the supposed search area. After a bit, I was just about finished with that area too. Wet, cold, tired, hungry, I was going to call it a day after the next pass or two. Just then, I got the signal I’d been waiting to hear all morning. One scoop later and I was relieved to see Bonnie’s ring. I emailed them the good news and headed home. They came by my house a little before noon and a happy Bonnie was reunited with her beautiful ring. A pleasure meeting you both, good luck with your move and upcoming marriage, and thank you for the reward.

Yarmouth, Massachusetts: Lost wedding band found and returned by a Ring Finder

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

After a day of 6 hours of searching for a wedding band I was hoping for a day of relaxation before the tides would come around to the point I could get back into the water for another search. Then the phone rang while I was out mowing my yard’s grass. Rachel at a local resort called and left a message that a vacationer had just lost his wedding band on the beach. When I returned the call I spoke with Katie. Yes, she and her father needed my help. However, my pork chop would not wait, I had to eat. There is no telling how long a search may take and I needed the energy packed food, the ring was not going anywhere. It was being well looked after. Well in 45 minutes I was on the beach and searching.

Dave had been watching over a covey of fun filled relatives. One niece, Erin, tossed him a football, that did it. Dave’s wedding band was flying over the beach, dropping onto and then vanished into the soft sand. An hour of crawling on and moving the sand around did not uncover the ring. I arrived to a very warm welcome and cheers not only from the one group but others that had been watching Dave doing his thing on the beach while looking for his ring. I was told watching Dave was quite amusing. Sorry I had missed his antics, I was there to find the ring.

The ring was either gold, white gold, silver, platinum. OK, it was agreed on to called the ring silver in color. That meant my detector could display a wider range of ID numbers on my detector, but that would not keep me from finding it. After three signals from aluminum bottle cap pieces a solid 58 rang up on the detector. The ID number was within the white gold range. I had only been searching for about two minutes before I had a wedding band in my scoop. One of the lovely relatives verified the ring was Dave’s. I would not let her take the ring from the scoop, that was to be Dave’s pleasure.

After a few stories, congratulations, Thank Yous, many other coo dos, and photos, I was on my way home to my waiting desert. Not quite a day without detecting, but it is my hobby and I just love seeing a traumatic time turn into a terrific story to tell along with the others of a great vacation on Cape Cod.

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Lost Earring in Normandy beach NJ found by Matt St.Germain

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

On 8/5/20 I was contacted by Roshni. While she was in Normandy Beach visiting friends Donna and Brendon She was holding their 1 year old and accidently had a part of one of her earrings removed. Needless to say it disappeared in the sand around where they were sitting. Initially i was going to go out there before Isaias but the storm started much earlier than expected. So i went out there the next night and Met her friends since she was no longer in town. Her friend Brendon told me how many paces to walk and also around where he thought was the right area. After about 20mins if found it! Her friend Donna face timed her so we could give her the great news. She was very happy and thankful! Her friends were just as happy since they felt a bit guilty that it was their toddler that accidently caused it to be lost in the first place. All is well again!

  

Dennis, Massachusetts Chapin Beach Platinum Ring Lost, Found and Returned

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

Talk about coincidence:

Leighton and myself had been successful in an early morning ring return, some leisurely detecting, a cup of coffee and departed each other’s company for the day. OOPS Leighton left his wallet in my car. I called and he did a U-turn and returned to retrieve the wallet. While I was waiting a call came in for help in finding a lost wedding band. Yes, Leighton would join in on the search immediately.

Jack lost his platinum wedding band when he did a back flop into the thigh deep water too cool off. He did succeed in the cooling off and also offed his ring as well. This was happening at the same time that Tim took his wedding band off to apply sunscreen lotion not but a few hundred yards down the beach. All the searching that was done did not located the ring.

That evening Jill, Jack’s wife was talking to Nicole, Tim’s wife. They were astound that their husband both had a Platinum wedding band, each of which were lost within minutes, within yards of each other and each would be found and returned by the same person.

Is it not strange how incidents just seem to harmonize and bring people together and make a sad situation into one to celebrate. After Smiles, Hugs, and many Thanks, Leighton and I were on our way home. Total time was less than an hour to the conclusion of this happily ending adventure.

Lost Miraculous medal in LBI NJ Found by Matt St.Germain

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

On 8/1/20 in the afternoon i was contacted by Brett on behalf of his son Trent. They had just arrived in LBI from Illinois and within the first few hours of being here Trent went out to the beach around high tide and his chain came apart when he walked into the water about knee/waist deep. He caught the chain but his Miraculous medal was gone. After speaking with him about the general area i made arrangements to meet them at the location for the night time low tide. Once there they showed me about where Trent was when he lost it. Then i determined where it would be best to start searching by getting an idea of how high the water was when he lost it. I was halfway into my second pass when i found it buried about 8″ in the slope! Brett and Trent couldn’t believe i found it but they were very happy i did! Another happy client!

Mayflower Beach Cape Cod, Massachusetts platinum wedding band lost, found and returned

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

Nicole’s call to her father was returned with a link to TheRingFinders.com. After a short conversation with Tim I was on my way to the bay side of Cape Cod. At the end of the road I tried to call Tim but due to No Cell Phone Service I could not contact him. He was somewhere out on the beach among the 100s of beach goers. One such beach goers was kind enough to let me use her phone to call Tim. When she heard me asking about the ring she was ready to tell me the story. It seams the loss was well known by many of the beach goers.

Tim showed up and off we went eager to start searching for his ring. After about 20 feet of searching to my surprise there were no signals. Oh, my mistake, I had left my detector set to a very specific setting to find a hearing aid. A quick change of a program setting and I was searching again. Quarter, soda bottle cap, 2 beer bottle caps and then the platinum wedding band was in my scoop. I left the ring in the scoop for Tim to remove and place on his finger. I wish I had my camera handy to catch the kiss between Tim and Nicole. As I didn’t and that they would not repeat it for a camera I will just have to settle on attached photos for the Book of Smiles.

In the short talk we had after finding the ring it was revealed that the ring went missing after re-applying sunscreen and not removing the ring from the beach chair’s pocket before moving the chair to a different location. The second bit of information was that Tim had proposed to Nicole on the same beach. Only fitting the wedding band was found and returned with enormous gratitude and smiles.

Ring lost at Fiesta Island found

from La Jolla (California, United States)

Richard spent the day fishing on Fiesta Island. While cleaning some of the fish he had caught, he shook his hands to get some of the fish scales off, and his wedding ring went flying into the dry sand. He spent 3 days searching through the sand in that area, even buying a detector and trying his luck, but, he couldn’t find it. His online search brought him to TRF and my contact info. I met Richard at the site in the late afternoon where he showed me where he was setup the day of the loss. I’ve searched many areas of Fiesta Island before, and could understand why he had trouble trying to find his ring without any real experience using a detector. This area is tough even for seasoned pros. People have been burning wooded pallets and other scrap lumber on this Island for decades. Aluminum cans were thrown into the campfires and pull tabs litter the landscape. Anywhere you take a scoop of sand will result in 4-5 metal objects, so, it’s a real challenge to find just one signal in all that mess. It wasn’t a particularly big search area, but, it was slow going. 1 1/2 hours later, I had run 3 different grid lines over the entire search area, my trash pouch was almost full, and still no ring. I attacked ground zero at still a different angle and got another mixed signal on my Equinox…..the kind I’d been digging for the last hour and a half. After filtering out the sand, and pulling out 3 nails and 2 other pieces of melted aluminum, I finally see a ring in the scoop with the shells and rocks. Sure enough, it was Richard’s ring. Richard was overjoyed and was able to head home and give his wife the good news. A pleasure to meet you Richard, and thank you for the reward. 

Harwich Port, Massachusetts gold ring, lost, found and returned

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

Jeff was enjoying the yearly family get-to-gather on Cape Cod and a football catch in the water of Nantucket Sound. The inevitable happened. His left handed toss of the football was fallowed by his flying wedding band.

After several hours of searching by Jeff and his friends without any sign of the ring. A call to a newly renewing member, Leighton Harrington, help was on its way. The time of day and tide was such that a search could not be started until 6am. Leighton and I often detect together and keep each other company on the trip to the search area, during the search and ride home.

In the water and looking, two rings were found on the first morning’s search, neither were the object of quest. During the day Jeff marked the area with a few coins before Leighton and I returned to search the second day. Leighton found a few of the coins and I found the ring in the same area we had searched over the previous day. If you miss it by an inch, you have missed it. That is why we don’t give up after the first search and crisscrossing the area.

Back at the house, pictures were taken and the return was made. Big smiles and the thought of a tear was observed. After a few stories were exchanged, Leighton and I were on our way for coffee and to set up a meeting time for the next day’s detecting experience. We were feeling great about putting a smile on another person’s face.