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Wedding Ring Lost At El Porto (North Manhattan) Beach, CA…Found.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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I was at home enjoying an In-N-Out hamburger watching the Oakland Raiders and Arizona Cardinals duke it out on the gridiron when I received a call from Ulises explaining that his wife lost her wedding ring, and asked if I would be able to come and help them. I said as soon as I finished my meal, I would be on my way. I know it is so important to get on these searches right away, because the beach is mechanically cleaned by the County every day, and it would more than likely be picked up by their machines, yet I wanted to find the ring for them. They were at a local beach, in fact the one I had surfed at the day before, so I knew it well.

When I met them at the beach, I could see that they had been searching the area. I asked them what had happened, and I am sure it seemed like the beginning of a nightmare for his wife Maria. What happened was that they were at the beach earlier and Maria had taken her ring off to put on sunscreen. She put it in a cup so as not to forget where it was, but when it was time to go, in the busyness of getting ready she forgot she had put it there. She then wanted to remove some sand from where the cup was, and that is when they thought the loss happened.

What happened between that time and the time they called me was that they had driven home (about a 40 mile drive), and it wasn’t until they were ready to leave for another appointment that Maria noticed her ring missing. They then got back in the car and made the trek back, and began their search. It must have been most disheartening to arrive there, and knowing the approximate area you had been in, but not being able to find the ring. Their search was arduous yet with no results. The problem was that they showed me about 30 feet of beach, and that is a lot of sand to search, even with a metal detector. I put on my extra large coil, and began my search, Maria then directed me the other way, and in about 10 minutes total, I had her ring in my scoop.

Maria got very emotional at the sight of her ring, the ring her husband had given her 13 years earlier. I was so happy to make her day, and you can see by their picture that they were going to sleep well tonight. More joy, more smiles, and I will also sleep well tonight.

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

Lost Platinum Wedding Band at Manhattan Beach, CA…Found.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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I received a call this afternoon from Elizabeth asking if I would be able to come and look for her husband’s wedding ring. I told her I was available and could be there in approximately 30 minutes. When I got there I began my questions for Elizabeth and her husband Ken to narrow down the search, and focus my time in the right area.

They told me that Ken had just exited the water, so it could have been lost there, also that he had taken and shaken out his towel and thought he felt something hit his hand in the process, thinking the ring might have come off then. The second scenario sounded like the easiest to begin with, so I decided to start where Ken shook his towel. I wanted to get this area out of the way before I headed for the water. Elizabeth told me that Ken had been right where she was standing, so I asked her to move so I could begin at that spot.

Let’s see, after three swings of the detector, and two scoops of sand, I was able to hand Elizabeth her husband’s wedding band, about 45 seconds later. They did so many things right, which enabled me to help them in such a short time. They stayed in the area of the loss. They marked the area. They called someone right away, not waiting until the next day or the next week, in which time the county beach cleaning machines or other metal detectorists could have picked up the ring and taken it for good. Then the two told me that they had only been married since June 2015 (that’s just two months!), how awesome, that ring meant so much to these two, that was THE ring. Could it be replaced, sure, but it wouldn’t be that one. I was so glad to be able to continue the ring’s story for these newlyweds, and to assemble more smiles for this directory; what a great day!

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

Lost Key at Hermosa Beach, CA…Found.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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I was sitting in my recliner after dinner this evening, watching one of my new surfing videos when I received a call from Nate. He was asking if I would be able to help him find a key that was lost on the beach. I let him know that it was possible if he could get me in the general vicinity of the loss. I was about 30 minutes out, but that city was having a festival at the beach, so I knew it would take a bit longer to reach the destination because of parking. This beach is cleaned daily, and the county does a very good job. It was important to look tonight. I made sure it was going to be alright with Nate. He gave me the go ahead, so I packed my gear and headed his way.

When I got there, Nate met me with his friends Jill and Libby (who also is a news anchor for a local radio station). We went to the area where they said the key was lost, and I could see the sand had been moved around a lot from their searching. They told me they had been looking for a while for that lost key, were feeling a bit discouraged, and were thinking about a locksmith. The key was for a house that their friend had let them use, as they had come down from Seattle for a vacation.

It was now dark, so I put on my head lamp, and gave a flashlight to the group to help them see. I began my search in the area they pointed out, and set a tight grid. I went back and forth for about 10 minutes, without hearing a sound. Normally the detector will find foil, pull tabs, bottle caps, and even coins, but here there was nothing, the beach was clean, to the point I was about to swing the detector over my scoop to make sure it was working. Right then I got a signal, and it was a good one, the only one. It was the key, and everyone was happy with handshakes, hugs, and high-fives. I am glad they called me out tonight, because I knew if we had waited another day, the key would have been picked up by the county beach cleaners, and never have been found. what great happiness, and smiles to go around.

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

iPhone 6 lost at Hermosa Beach, CA…Found.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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After I had returned from an earlier search in Hermosa Beach today my wife and I watched “Groundhog Day” with Bill Murray. Right after the movie ended my phone rang with a number I did not recognize. It was Darius who was asking if I could find an iPhone in Hermosa Beach. I thought, in the words of Yogi Berra, “it was deja vu all over again”. I told Darius I would help him, and would be there in half an hour. When I got there he was with a friend, and it was explained to me that the lost phone was his friend Alex’s phone which was lost through a bit of friendly rough housing. The two of them had searched the area for about an hour, and I could see the drag lines that had been made by the two of them dragging their feet through the sand in search of the phone. I thought it quite interesting that they knew the phone was still there, because it was showing up in the area on a “find my iPhone” App. I set out to grid the area making sure to go “out of the box” a bit to insure I thoroughly covered the search area. I made one and a half passes (about 10 minutes) and found Alex’s phone right under the lines that had been made from the two of them as they searched earlier. They both erupted in shouts of joy and victory, and “high fived” and hugged me. I understood why when Alex explained that he was here for the next week on a business trip from Atlanta, GA, and everything he needed to conduct his business away from the job was on that phone. What a great opportunity to be able to provide the kind of relief, I was able to provide for Alex. What a great smile.

Alex sent the following email to include here:

The outpouring of appreciation for Steve you see on his blog in the form of email responses is certainly shared by me.  In fact, there should without a doubt be a statue of Steve by the Hermosa Beach peir.  At the very least they could rename the airport after him.  Steve is the type of person that renews your faith in humanity. I’ve been known to lose things from time to time as a general personality flaw and few things these days is worse than losing your phone.  For a change, this wasn’t ADD but my buddy Darius attempting an impromptu sneak attack / tackle as we were walking in to wrap up an otherwise phenomenal beach day.  As is well known 85% of attacks happen from behind so I’m at fault here too for not picking up on it sooner.  Leveraging some college rugby skills I didn’t know I still had I spun out of the tackle feeling pretty invincible.  Unfortunately I immediately noticed the wait in my pocket was gone where my phone had been.  Inexplicably it had vanished beneath the sand.  Doubt set in, had it been stolen earlier?  We confirmed on find my iphone it was somewhere nearby and not moving away or powered off.  That lead to our amateur search and rescue efforts described in Steve’s write-up that were obviously unsuccessful.  After 30 mins or so of searching it really started to set in.  I was in LA early for a business trip.  That business trip was going to be nearly impossible without my phone which is consequently required to access my company VPN.  Not to mention the guys I was supposed to pickup at the airport the next day getting straight to voicemail service from my lost/dead phone.  I literally sat down on the sand, head hung low, sorting through the impossibility of solving this predicament.  Enter a friendly lifeguard with Steve’s card.  Sadly even when calling Steve I wasn’t entirely sure if he would be willing or able to help or if he was someone I could trust.  Steve turned out to be all of those things in spades.   From here, Steve’s blog tells the rest of the story.  Thank you again Steve!
 If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

Keys Lost at Hermosa Beach, CA…Found

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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I received a call from Muhamed today wanting to know if I would be able to find his keys for him. He had lost them playing volleyball, and he and his friends had scoured the court for about half an hour looking for them. He told me that it was not real important if I was not in the general area, and that he could get copies made. I then mentioned that he felt it was important enough to call me, so I felt it was important enough to meet him at the beach. As soon as I got to the spot Muhamed showed me where he thought the keys might be, and it took me about three passes inside the boundaries of the court to find his keys. I was glad to have been able to help him avoid the hassle of getting new keys made, and also give him the assurance that someone else had not gotten hold of them.

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

Wedding Ring Lost at Hermosa Beach…Found.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

This was a unique ring find for me today. I received a call from a gentleman this afternoon stating he had lost a wedding ring at the beach. I told him I could be there in 30 minutes, so I prepared to go. When I got to the area, which was near the pier, near the restaurants, it was close to 5 o’clock. I was not able to find parking because of Valentine’s Day couples going out to eat, so I continued looking, and finally was able to secure a spot about a mile away.

I got to the area of the loss and met the gentleman and his wife, and they explained to me what had happened, how he had put his wife’s ring in his shorts pocket which was on the towel. Apparently a bee stung his wife, and he tried to flick it with his shorts not realizing he had thrown the ring in the process. When he searched for the ring, he then realized the mistake he had made. I began my search, down once, back once, and then the sound I was looking for. I pulled the ring out of my scoop, and was immediately surrounded by loving arms in one great big group hug. It was then that they told me they had only been married 5 days, at which time my jaw dropped, and a big WOW came out.

I thought I got to get some pictures. This is a striking couple, and camera ready, if you know what I mean, and at that time they asked if I would not take any pictures of them or the ring. They told me that their parents, family or friends did not know they were married, and it was explained that there was some cultural ramifications involved. It was then I figured I had been a part of a Romeo and Juliette story steeped in anonymity. So sorry no pictures, but I will say that there were big smiles, and much joy on the beach this evening.

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

Two Wedding Rings Lost at Hermosa Beach, CA…Found.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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I was just finishing up my search in Santa Monica, Ca today, when I received a call from my wife who had talked to Jim earlier. Jim’s wife Sabrina had been at the beach yesterday, and took her rings off to put on sunscreen. Not wanting to lose them, she put them in her beach bag. Later an unfortunate turn of events happened, when preparing to leave for the day, she began to clear the sand from her belongings, and noticing sand in the beach bag, she turned it upside down, and shook the sand out of it, her rings followed the sand. It didn’t take her long to realize her mistake, but by then the sand had swallowed up her symbol of marraige. Jim and Sabrina searched yesterday, and Jim came back today to search some more. I knew by the looks of the beach (the beach cleaners had not been through) that we had a good chance of finding her rings. I set up, and began my search. It took about 45 minutes of careful grid searching, and going outside of the original area they showed me, that I was able to hand Sabrina back her rings. At that moment everyone around went into applause at the sucess of the search. What fun to see such joy, and to see the smile back on Sabrina’s face.

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

 

Princess Engagement Ring Lost in Hermosa Beach, CA…Found and Happily Returned

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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Lesley called me this afternoon to ask if I would be able to help her find her engagement ring. She was at one of our local beaches which was about 30 minutes away. The problem was she had to board the bus for the long ride home in an hour. I threw my equipment in the truck and headed for the beach as quickly as I could. I was able to find parking close to the area she was in, and was at the site in about 35 minutes. After going over what had happened (putting on sunscreen, and taking the ring off to do so), I was able to estimate where the beauty was going to be. Within about 5 minutes, I was able to hand Lesley’s ring back to her. A great smile appeared, and when I looked around there were smiles everywhere. There was a whole group of young people that were aware of Lesley’s predicament, and when the ring was recovered all came around to express their joy as well. When all was finished Lesley still had about 15 minutes to get to the bus for her ride home. A lot of smiles today; what a great day!

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

Lost Key Manhattan Beach, CA…Found!

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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I received a call this morning from Jose who had lost his key while running on the beach. He knew where he lost it, in fact he saw it drop, yet was unable to recover it. It is amazing how fast something can disappear in the sand at the beach, and the sand at this beach is like powder. When I met him, he showed me the area of the drop, and I set up a perimeter to search. He was correct in the area of the drop, because it took all but about 5 minutes to find his key. I then mentioned that even if we were not able to find the key he could use his copy to get home in his car, when he informed me that this was the only key he had for this car. This information made me realize how imperative it was to find his key, because the cost to call out a locksmith would have been burdensome.

What a great opportunity it was to help Jose’ today.

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

Copper Bracelet lost at Redondo Beach, CA…Found!

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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I received a call today to get in touch with a man who had lost a bracelet. I called LC to find out about the loss. He explained to me that it is seemingly insignificant, but that there was a strong emotional attachment to it. When he explained to me what this bracelet meant to him (something only LC could share), I understood the emotion. Also he said that he was going to be seeing the person who had given it to him in the next week, so there was a sense of urgency involved as well. I happened to be in Huntington Beach, CA at the time so I knew the time element was working against me, and headed immediately to Redondo Beach. When I got there, the lifeguard showed me where they had been looking, so I concentrated my search in that area with no success. Soon after, a family that had been next to the search area left for the day, and I proceeded to search that area as well. Not two minutes later, the bracelet was in my hand. LC and I arranged to meet at a local coffee shop so I could return his bracelet. It was a time of joy for him to see what he wasn’t sure he would ever see again. So the story of this seemingly insignificant copper bracelet continues.

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.