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When Boise’s finest calls, you grab detector and go to action.

from Boise (Idaho, United States)
Contact: 208-345-8898

For once, it is the police who needed a hand and I was the guy with the right gear for the task.  Officer Karen H of Boise Police Department was enjoying some free time with her son when she realized her necklace was missing the one item that meant the most to her.  The sacred religious pendant her mother gave her.

One good thing about the police, they know how to collect data for search.  She had photos of the item, googled the area and circled the most likely place to start the investigation.  When you are told it is at a soccer field, those little tips become quite helpful and it paid off in saved time.

After some strategic West/East grids of area making sure coil was overlapping with exact precision, the detector responded with the tone I had expected.  Sure enough, there it lay in the green grass just below eyesight.

A quick pic with the cell phone and email off to her to confirm…YES it is the piece she was missing.

Here is her testimonial:

“While playing with my children during a Fourth of July celebration I was heartsick to realize I had just lost the l Miraculous Medal pendant given to me by my aunt who had passed away. After spending three mornings searching through the grass on my hands and knees I finally contacted Gerry who located this sentimentally valuable item within hours of our contact!”

 

Lost Gold Woman’s Ring in a Ohio lake. “FOUND” with Testimonial

from Newark (Ohio, United States)
Contact: 1-740-334-7293

I received an email about a lost gold ring in a lake. The ring is the family heirloom that has been passed down for generations. After getting the details, we setup a day and time to perform the ring search. The ring was lost in about 2 to 4 feet of cloudy lake water, which was unable to see anything. So with the trusty water metal detector, sand scoop and continuing searching, the ring was found! She was overly in joy that the ring was found. Now she can keep the tradition of passing the ring on to the next generation. I was able to bless her in prayer.

Her testimonial is posted below…

Lost Gold Woman’s Ring at a lake in Ohio. “FOUND”

Lost Gold Woman’s Ring at a lake in Ohio. “FOUND”

Lost Gold Woman’s Ring at a lake in Ohio. “FOUND”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Her Testimonial:

I do believe and I believe in miracles! So blessed to have had to opportunity to witness one!

On July 5th I had visited the beach and lost my gold ring in the water while catching a football. In a split second I knew the ring had slipped off my finger and I was so devastated. I spent nearly 2 hours waist deep in murky water trying to feel my foot on the seabed for a ring but no luck. People were kicking up sand and boats nearby were causing waves to pull in and out to shore.

Heartbroken I left with no hope of finding the ring. After a long prayer and a few Facebook posts later I turned to the internet and found Jon in the OH area with multitudinous ringfinders testimonies and I immediately emailed him. After an immediate response we decided to schedule the search Sunday and meet up.

The day before the search there were numerous people in the area and a storm causing the water to rise and I was so afraid the ring would’ve moved from the area that I was in. The day of the search it took Jon no longer than 45 minutes to locate my ring in the swelled waters with his underwater equipment and I was FILLED with joy and relief! It was embedded deep underneath the sand and I would have never found it on my own.

This was a ring engraved with the initials of my boyfriend and his father, which had been passed down and was a promise ring to me which I’ve had worn everyday for 2 years. It meant the world to me and I was so heartbroken to have lost it.

I am so immensely grateful for Jon and his hard work to search and find my ring. My prayer to God had been answered and He sent Jon and his wonderful father in law for that search. He prayed over me and I am forever grateful for their service!

God bless,

Shelby

Windy Emerald Isle Day Blows Gold Earring Away

from Morehead City (North Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-614-354-6704

Sheldon was heading from the beach house to the beach.  A burst of wind pulled her hat off and it’s chin strap grabbed one of her gold hoop earrings.  Within minutes of arriving,  I recovered the stray earring and Sheldon was a very happy woman!

14k mans gold wedding band found in 100+ year old Chicago park

from Chicago (Illinois, United States)
Contact: 1-773-774-5445
Found today 14k mans gold wedding band.
Lost in Lincoln park while playing ball with his 6year old son.
Threw the ball and the ring followed.
Approx. a one hour search, as usually found in a place other than where he thought is should be.
Lot of trash in this 100+ old park but hit it and he’s a happy camper.

2 diamond and gold rings lost at Marathon , Keys Florida… found.

from North Miami Beach (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-754-707-1233

2 diamond and gold rings lost at Marathon , Keys Florida… found.

 

I got a call from a very distressed father his daughter lost 2 gold/diamond wedding bands. I spoke to the daughter and after learning the situation. arrived at about 0900 . we went by boat to the location where the ring was lost I found both rings within an hour. the whole family was very happy to say the least . It was a excellent experience.

Wedding Ring Lost On Sports Field Found! Mossman Park, Perth Western Australia.

from Perth (Australia)
Contact: 0469880955.

Peter had been kicking a football with his son’s team mates before watching their AFL match. At the end of the third quarter after running the water bottles out to the team on the field he noticed his wedding ring of 17 years was missing. He and some other parents had searched in earnest for the ring before the next match began. During the next game he had googled for help and shortly after I got a call from him late morning. After gleaning the full picture of his movements around and across the field and when he had last seen the ring I asked him to find out when the last match for the day would end and to let me know so I could meet him then to conduct a search for the ring.

Back in business!

We met at the grounds in the late afternoon and he walked me around the various areas he’d been. The kids play on a reduced size field from the adults but even reduced in size it was still as big as a full size rugby field!

I used string lines and tent pegs to grid off the various areas and began a methodical search of the identified areas. Where he and the other parents had been on the sideline in front of the clubhouse had many gold like signals but most were deep, without any obvious ground disturbance so I completed that area with no joy.

The grass was quite short so I was half expecting the ring to be proud on the surface and was searching with both my eye’s and detector figuring that even if it had been trodden on during one of the games or on the sideline that at least a portion of the ring might still be visible.

The second area searched was part of the playing field. As I was working my way back towards the goal posts where he had been kicking the ball with the kids pre-match, a man approached Peter and asked him what we were doing (it always makes me cringe as I hear my client tell them what I am searching for). After finding this out he and his kids who could see me working close lines back and forth across the search area started to do the same within my marked out area. It occured to me to ask them to stop as they could tread the ring into the ground but decided not to as I couldn’t afford to waste time on the inevitable “we were just trying to help” type coversation as I did not have a lot of time before it would be dark, and I still had about 50% of the total area left to search.

Peter’s precious..

Upon finding the ring I had planned to stop searching, walk over to Peter and ask what the ring looked like etc whilst discreetly tossing the ring just behind him, so that when he answered I could point behind him and say, “does it look like that one?” which would give me time to snap a sneaky ‘smile pic’ as he picked it up in disbelief and turned back to me, which would be both a bit of fun and far more memorable for both of us.

Unfortunately the man who had decided to jump ahead of my search soon saw it and stole my thunder! Bugger, bugger, bugger. If you don’t quite understand why I wouldn’t be so happy about that, I’d been methodically searching for a bit over an hour at this stage and it is the anticipation of the feeling you get in ‘the moment of finding’ that is why we are able to keep going for hours on end (sometimes days), and as much as any reward that may be given, is a great part of why we can do it. Anyway despite the anticlimax the ring was found and returned to it’s rightful owner. Of course it was inside the my marked out search area and about 6 more passes back and forth and I would likely have ‘specked’ it!

Lost Ring Elkhorn Nebraska

from Elkhorn (Nebraska, United States)
Contact: 1-402-429-2163

Hi my name is Ted Erickson If you have lost anything of value in the Omaha and Elkhorn Gretna area in your yard recently or in the last 20 years I have a metal detector and can help you find it. I have over 35 years experience in finding items made of metal Im retired and can pretty much get out any day of the week. please call 402-429-2163.

9 LIVE Interview With Perths Own Ring Finder Sean Boddie, Western Australia.

from Perth (Australia)
Contact: 0469880955.

Hi guys n gals. A few nerves what to say to begin with but pretty stoked with my first go at T.V ! Talk about dropping me in the deep end…

Check it out here…

4 Day Sea Search Finds Heirloom Rings, Bunker Bay, Western Australia.

from Perth (Australia)
Contact: 0469880955.

Maurice had brought his family out to Western Australia for the trip of a lifetime and had been having just that when tradgedy had struck.

Just a few days before leaving Australia the family had gone to the beach at Bunker Bay in the beautiful South West of Western Australia. Maurice had set himself up close to the waters edge with an easel and canvas to paint the picture perfect bay. His wife and daughter were playing in the ocean throwing a soft sponge ball between them, side on to the shore. As his wife had dived sideways to catch the ball her nanas engagement ring along with her wedding ring and a two tone gold band had shot off her finger towards the open sea.

They had all been looking for the rings in the water when local lifegaurds approached to tell them to get out of the water due to the two large bronze whaler sharks which had just been sighted from the rescue helicopter entering the bay. As the two sharks proceeded to cruise the shoreline about 15m out, Maurice had told the lifegaurds of their distress. Luckily one of the lifegaurds had witnessed me find a German mans lost platinum wedding ring (only about 25m from where Maurices wife had lost hers) right in front of him the year before and he’d taken some of my business cards at the time so was able to give them one and recommend that they give me a call.

As I heard the loss story I was already googling the weather and tides for the area. I determined the weather and tides would be suitable for

Scene of the crime!

a sea search in a few days. They would be unable to meet me there due to their holiday itinerary taking them much further south to Albany so it appeared I would be flying solo on this search.

Two days later I packed up the ute with equipment, told the dog we were going for a long drive and may be camping to which he wagged his tail in approval.

3 hrs later we arrived and although I had directions as to where in the water the three rings had been lost, I queried the lifegaurds to cross reference and hopefully narrow down the search area. They pointed to the exact same area! I then spent about 4 hrs in the water that day finding a few fresh sinkers and very little else.

Studying the beach whilst I was doing this I realised the beach had just entered a beach errosion state where sand is stripped from the foreshore and then is typically deposited about 5-10 metres out in the ocean, quickly burying anything lost there in sand, sometimes as much as 1-3 feet of sand in just a few hours at times. I was really worried this had happened as it could make the rings impossible to detect. Also the location given by Maurice and the lifegaurds was almost identical and if they were correct, it was right in the middle of one of the scallops developing on the adjacent shoreline. A scallop forms where the sand has been eaten away from the beach, leaving a hump on either side and then another scalloped area.

The tide was well on its way in now so I quit for the day resolving to stay the night and try again on the low tide the following day.

This I did, searching the same area again with the same result.. two more sinkers! Unfortunately a storm was due overnight so I had to return to Perth and wait for better conditions. That didn’t occur for about a week but when it did off I went to have another go.

My dog thought this was a great idea of course, whereas I would have to admit my hopes were not high that the erosion state of the beach had reversed at all let alone enough to make detection of the rings possible. I was sure they had not had enough weather to have moved so upon arrival I set about searching the area for a third time. After a few hours with no joy and an incoming tide I decided to try a diving search just that little bit deeper than I had been searching so far and spent an hour and a half or so doing that, also with no joy. This was begining to feel a bit hopeless at this stage but never one to give up easily I resolved to pitch the a tent for the night and have one last try the next day.

Up bright and early I tried to muster some motivation and fight any negative thoughts which can be hard as you’re donning a cold wet wetsuit at 6am to look for something tiny in a big ocean that seems to not want to be found. Anyway some hours of searching later the “come on now time to pack it in side of my brain was arguing with my dogged determination to find it side when as I passed right in front of where

Family heirlooms

Maurice had been painting I heard a very weak, deep signal. I remember saying to my self “come on man this is the last one, then its time to head home with your tail between your legs!” Well I dug and I dug and I dug. Must have been 6-7 scoops before I finally heard a rattle in the botom of the scoop. Peering in, my heart nearly flipped as I saw a big diamond glinting back at me, I’d found it, the most sentimental and by far the most expensive of the three rings. Tucking it away safely I returned my dual fields coil to the hole I’d dug and bingo there was another signal in the hole! Another scoop and rattle rattle thats no2. Despite two of the rings being in the same hole and the fact that the

Sweet success!

wedding ring should be within a few feet of the first two, no amount of extra careful detecting could find it and as it got too deep to continue I had to leave it be and return to Perth.

Maurice would be returning to Perth the next day and flying back to England the morning after so we arranged a place to meet. I never did meet Maurice’s wife as she had been just too upset about it all so I can only imagine the smile she wore after getting her nanas engagement ring and one of the two others back, but if Maurice’s was anything to go by she was going to be extremely happy!

 

 

 

Gold Ring Lost in Sea at Russell, Bay of Islands – Found!

from Paihia (New Zealand)
Contact: 021 401 626

John was out swimming off Long Beach at Russell in the Bay of Islands, and realising he’d forgotten to leave his gold wedding band behind took it off and dropped it inside his wetsuit for security.  All went to plan, until, at the end of his swim and while wading ashore he unzipped the wetsuit and folded it down.  The inevitable happened, however it wasn’t until he was back at the car and out of the wetsuit he remembered the now absent ring.

He spent some time looking for his treasured gold ring in the grass in the carpark and retraced his steps up and down the beach without luck.

I came into the story three days later and made the journey over to hopefully reunite John with his lost ring.

John was up to getting wet again, so I asked him to take one of my marker floats out and drop it at his best guess for the start point.

Starting initially with a spiral search pattern in the immediate area out to 5m, I then ran parallel sweeps back into the beach in the direction of his travel back to the car – pausing to brace into the occasional larger breaking waves.

Once in the shallows, I took a short break to remove the wetsuit and switch to dry gear for the remainder of the beach, continuing the overlapping parallel sweeps back to the car – With no luck.

I always aim to run at 90-95% probability of detection, and the fact I hadn’t found it irritated me. I explained to John that the chances of missing it were slim, so there was a possibility it had fallen out on the hard sand or grass and been picked up. The search corridor marked out allowed for plenty of space either side of his track, so I was confident it wasn’t there.

John accepted the loss, we shook hands and he headed on his way home.

After packing the gear away, I grabbed a coffee from the nearby vendor and sat in the car looking at the beach with the search grid in the sand… I wasn’t happy about something, but couldn’t pin it down.  I needed to have another go on the “Assume Nothing, Believe No-One and Confirm Everything” principle.

What if John hadn’t come in on the direct line he thought he had?  Watching the swimmers and kids splashing around for a few minutes, I saw there was a subtle longshore drift dragging them along the beach. I decided to go back in and extend the search corridor.

Didn’t bother with the wetsuit this time, just grabbed the scoop and detector and headed back to the edge of the previous search area and started adding another 10m to it in the direction of the current.

After maybe 15 minutes, I got that solid gold ‘thud’ in the phones, and the scoop picked it up first time.

I headed back to the car and not having Johns number, phoned his wife to give the good news and ask her to get John to turn around and come back.  He was a very happy chap when I dropped the ring in his hand.