Metal detector Pro NJ Tag | The Ring Finders
Recovery #7 for 2021
Today I was contacted by fellow ring finder Dave Milsted in reference to Tracey and her husband Chris. While in the northern part of LBI NJ on vacation and enjoying a day at the beach yesterday. Tracey had removed her four rings and put them in the pocket of her shorts to apply lotion. Later that day they picked up and moved further up the beach to avoid high tide. At the end of the day when they were packing up to leave. Tracey went into her pocket to put her rings back on and realized they were not there. They tried to search for a while and when I called them they were on their way to a store to buy a basic metal detector. I explained to them the down falls of using them and also how much of a learning curve there is. They decided it would be best to have me come and help. I met them later in the afternoon for low tide so I could do a thorough search. Once I arrived Tracey and Chris walked out to the beach with me to show me where they were.
Their neighbors/ friends were there also and gave some input with more details. I began my search at the high tide mark and worked my way all the way down into the water at the drop off. No luck there. I then continued further into the dry sand and as I did everyone was nice enough to move their chairs over so I could continue. One of the neighbors was also nice enough to walk back to her house and bring me a few bottles of cold water. This very nice older couple moved their chairs as well and sure enough, Right where they were sitting, I got the mixed tones I was looking for! Out came Tracey’s rings! Everyone was so excited and happy that I found them. Tracey and her husband Chris were so happy and relived! Tracey gave me a great big hug of joy! (it’s nice to be able to get those again) These happy ending’s never get old!
Lost Gold St. Christopher Pendant in Brigantine NJ Found by Matt St. Germain
Recovery #6 for 2021
A few weeks ago I was contacted by Marcia on behalf of her step-son Angelo. While Him and his father Chuck were working on the plumbing at a customers house in Brigantine NJ, Down in the tight crawlspace, At some point Angelo noticed a gold necklace laying in the sand. Wondering how it got there or who it belonged to he quickly realized it was his. The clasp had opened somehow. But the Pendant that was on the necklace, An heirloom St. Christopher medallion Handed down by his late grandfather and then given to him by his father Chuck. Generations of firefighters.. At First they decided to use a metal detector a friend was going to loan them before having me take the hour ride to see if they could find it. A few days later Marcia contacted me to let me know they were unable to find it and that they would like to come down there and give it a try. It took a little while for our schedules to align until today. After doing some military crawling under some pipes and climbing over others, And weeding through various old metals like screws and melted lead/solder I finally got the kind of tone I was looking for! Buried a few inches down was the pendant! Angelo and Chuck were thrilled I was able to find it for them! I was very happy to get it back to them where it belongs!
I also included some photos of the crawlspace so everyone can see the types of places these things can happen.