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White Gold Chain Found and Returned in Myrtle Beach

from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-333-4114

I was throwing darts with the boys Wednesday night when I got a phone call from Timothy about 8:30. Timothy explained that he had lost his white gold chain that afternoon at the edge of the high tide line. He told me that he was lamenting the loss to a pool side bartender that had remembered hearing about The Ring Finders network. After getting Timothy’s phone call I headed to the beach resort about 20 miles away.

I arrived at his oceanfront resort with my Minelab Excalibur II, a couple flashlights and my sand scoop. Timothy met me in the parking lot. I had him rub his left earlobe for luck and then we made our way to the beach. Earlier that day Timothy was getting buried in the sand. He took the necklace off and placed it on his shirt. You know the rest of the story. We arrived at the spot on the beach where Timothy was buried. I set up my machine for the search and turned it on. Just as I was about to start swinging Timothy turned on the flashlight that I had given him. Just as he did he exclaimed excitedly “Is that it”. Right in front of my coil was an exposed 2 inch section of the chain. Timothy reach down and plucked the chain, that his mother had given him, from the sand. I didn’t do a lot of work, but I will take the win. Back in the parking lot Timothy handed me a hansom reward and explained that he would have not gone back to the beach to look for the necklace in the dark. Like I said, I will take a win, any way it comes. Timothy, good luck in your future endeavors, and thanks again. ‘Til next time!

Ladies Engagement Ring Found and Returned in Myrtle Beach, SC

from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-333-4114

As the saying would go “Around your behind to scratch your elbow” rings true in this ring search. I got a phone call from Jim Wren (TRF North Myrtle Beach) on Wednesday. Jim had gotten a call from Berenice, who had gotten his number from Joe Denton. Joe is a local Minelab representative. Berenice had originally called Joe to rent a metal detector. She explained to him that she had just lost her engagement ring on the beach in the dry sand. Joe had told her about Jim and The Ring Finders and gave her Jim’s number. Being that the ring was lost In Myrtle Beach Jim called me and gave me Berenice’s number.

After calling Berenice, I met her at the beach 45 minutes later. Berenice pointed out the spot where she and her fiance Austin were lounging on the sand. Earlier in the day Berenice had placed her engagement ring in Austin’s hat for safe keeping. Returning from a swim, Austin grabbed a towel and upset his hat dumping the ring into the sand. They did not realize this happened until they got back to their hotel room. I started a circle grid search from point 0 and had not made it thru 3 rotations when I got that beautiful gold tone in my Minelab CTX headphones. A careful scoop of sand and a gentle sifting revealed Berenice’s engagement ring. Smiles and hugs ensued. Austin just returned from the room to find out the good news. Berenice showed him the found treasure.

Thanks to all that helped The Ring Finders return this soon to be bride’s engagement ring. Berenice and Austin, Thanks for trusting us to find your lost treasure. Good luck in your future. This ring has started with story and a great ending.

Man’s Gold Wedding Band Returned In Myrtle Beach, SC

from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-333-4114

I picked up my phone Thursday morning to see a missed call. I listened to a message left by Debbie explaining that her husband Gary lost his yellow gold wedding band on the beach during a walk the day before. I phoned her back to get the particulars and the location.

I met Debbie and Gary at their condo in Myrtle Beach later that day. As we walked to the beach I listened to Gary explain that while walking on the beach he felt his wedding band slip from his finger. He told Deb what just happened. As they searched the powder dry sand in the area they were coming to the conclusion that it was becoming an impossible task. They were both heart sick that the wedding band that had been on Gary’s finger for 34 plus years was possibly gone forever. I assured both of them that if the ring had not been picked up by another metal detectorist we should find the wedding band in short order. we all rubbed our left earlobe for Ring God luck and I set to work with my trusted CTX 30-30. Working thru the 10 yard by 30 yard area I was not getting any signals. I started working a circle around the original area. On the second pass around the grid I heard what we were looking for. I didn’t think the numbers were that good, but sent the sand scoop to the target anyway. Behold! Gary’s ring shown bright in the bottom of the scoop. I removed the gold prize and asked them if they had really rubbed their earlobes for luck. While I was holding Gary’s band up for them to see they were too busy assuring me that they did, not noticing that I had the ring. Then it happened, “The Ring Dance” of tears, hugs, laughter and sighs of relief. We talked on the way back to their home. I was told about the 34 plus years and the meaning of that wedding band to both of them. Years of raising children, nursing, a military career, and time spent as a Sky Marshal after 9/11. That wedding band had years of story attached to it. I’m glad I could help continue that story.

Gary And Deb Thank You for the generous reward, and the opportunity to meet two great people.

 

Found Ladies White Gold and Diamond wedding Band In Myrtle Beach, Returned!

from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-333-4114

I received a very anxious phone call from Janice on Wednesday. Janice just lost her wedding band on the beach and was about to come unglued. Janice told me how she had taken her ring off to apply sunscreen and placed it on the arm of her beach chair. Our local lifeguard then asked them to back up their chairs and umbrella so he could see the entire beach. During this process the ring hit the powder dry sand and quickly disappeared. They searched for about an hour in the 25′ square area with no luck. Janice did a web search on “How to find a lost ring in the sand” and found The Ring Finders Directory. She told me she had not left the beach and that she was not allowing anybody to sit in this area.

Arriving at the beach 30 minutes later I called Janice to let her know I was there. Looking down the beach I noticed people waving to me and rightly guessed that to be the anxious lady and her family. They had a 25′ square drawn in the sand and were ready for me to put a smile back on Janice’s face. I had them all rub their left earlobe for good luck and started to work. Searching from where the chairs were, back to their present location, I could see Janice fretting with each grid pass. Almost to the chairs I got that lovely tone in the phones. I told Janice that her ring was right there and asked her if she wanted to do the honors of uncovering it. Her husband Jerry looked on and encouraged her but she just couldn’t bare to look. I sent the scoop into the sand very carefully and lightly sifted the sand away to reveal her beautiful diamond encrusted white gold wedding band. The very ring that her husband Jerry placed on her finger 27 years ago. Janice came forward and took the ring from my hand and then commenced to do “The Ring Dance”. Tears, laughter and hugs, I love the ring dance. Vacation saved!

Janice and Jerry Thank you for the generous reward and trusting me to do this search. I wish you traveling mercies back to Cleveland Tenn. I wish you another happy 27 years.

Man’s Wedding Band Found and Returned! Myrtle Beach, SC

from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-333-4114

So this post has been needing to happen for a couple weeks now.

I woke up early Friday morning, with sleep still in my eyes, I noticed that I had a text message on my phone. Getting my first cup of coffee I also noticed that I had several severe weather alerts on my phone as we are under tornado warnings for most of the day. I looked at the text from Brittni explaining the loss of her husband Paul’s wedding band the day before. Paul was throwing a foot ball with son Connor. As Paul caught the football in the shin deep water he felt his wedding band fall off. As he saw the ring disappear with the next wave he realized the ring was gone. I called Brittni back and ended up with Paul on the line. They were schedule to fly back to Chicago that night, as this was the last day of their vacation. After checking the radar forecast I saw that we would have about an hour window between thunderstorms coinciding with a low tide. Perfect!

Driving to meet Paul, Brittni and Connor at the beach, it is dumping buckets. As I pulled into the appointed parking lot the heavens opened and the sun shown thru. After walking to the spot on the beach with the family I had them rub their left earlobe for luck. I began the grid search at the water’s edge. After a 45 minute search I got a great signal in ankle deep water. I missed the ring twice with the sand scoop as the target was deeper than I expected. The third try revealed Paul,s beautiful tungsten carbide wedding band in the scoop. As I walked from the water Paul and Brittni were moving toward me. I held out the scoop and had Paul remove his ring. “Let The Ring Dance commence! High fives, hugs and smiles all around. After a few pictures and some small chat we moved to our vehicles. As I drove out of the parking lot it began to rain again. The weather man was spot on. Paul was too as he put me on the location of his wedding band.

Paul and Brittni, Thank You for the generous reward and trusting The Ring Finders to help you.

Celestial Smiles From Above on Found Ring In Myrtle Beach, SC

from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-333-4114

I received a phone call, last Saturday after noon, from Patrice. She explained to me that her mother had lost her late husband’s 14kt. gold wedding band and asked for my help. Patrice explained that her mother wore the ring as an obvious reminder of the 61 years of marriage and the life they shared together. Patrice explained to me that her mother Genewood, (Gene) lost the ring from her finger a couple weeks ago, while raking pine straw in her back yard. I had a ring search with Jim Wren (TRF North Myrtle Beach) in Sunset Beach NC on Sunday. Since the ring was in the yard we set a time for later in the week and nicer weather.

I met Miss Gene and her daughter Patrice at their house Thursday afternoon. I listened to Miss Gene explain her activities the day she lost her husband Tom’s wedding band. Our search area was going to be in the back yard, down one side of the house, and across the street where she dug up and replanted a magnolia tree. Miss Gene had already un-bagged and searched thru several bags of pine straw and held one more for a search. I had them rub their left earlobes for luck as I fired up the CTX 30-30. I started near the corner of the back patio and walked along the grass next to the sidewalk that led around the house. I had walked only about 15 feet when I heard a crisp signal among some other unwanted tones. I looked down and picked up a man’s gold wedding band snuggled up next to the sidewalk. I turned and held out Tom’s wedding band. Miss Gene stared at it in disbelief as Patrice jumped up from the steps. Tears of joy began to run down Patrice’s face as she hugged her mother. Miss Gene just stared at the ring I was holding. She finally took the ring from my finger and placed it on her index finger where she had worn it since Tom’s passing in November. A few tears of relief showed under her eyes as she stared at it. I call this reaction “The Ring Dance”. I think we all felt Tom smiling from the celestial heavens. I listened a while as Miss Gene told me about a life well lived by Tom. Thank You Miss Gene and Patrice for a generous reward. 15% will be donated to the Shrine Children’s Hospital “Road Runners”. And thank you for trusting The Ring Finders to do this search.

Men’s Tungsten Wedding Band Found and Returned, Myrtle Beach, SC

from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-333-4114

I received a phone call referral Sunday afternoon from Jim Wren (TRF North Myrtle Beach), about a ring that was just lost in Myrtle Beach. Jim gave me the phone number to the young man, Rob, that lost his wedding band. I phoned Rob back and told him I could be there in 30 minutes.

I called Rob when I got to the location. I walked out onto the beach and was met by Rob’s wife Stefaney. She explained that Rob was up in the room and would soon be there. Stefaney was not happy when she explained the loss of the ring. Rob was throwing a Frisbee on the beach when he felt the ring leave his finger. Yes, Rob is left handed. Stefaney and Rob had the where with all to mark the spot he was standing at the time with a beach pail. I had Rob and Stefaney rub their left earlobes for luck as I set the Excalibur II to work. I worked a 20 yard square in front of the area with no luck. I returned to the starting point to then work behind the beach pail. On the first grid pass I got the tone in the phones I was looking for. Rob and Stefany were looking on from 20 yards as I removed the ring from my sand scoop and held it up for them to see. I love happy endings. The young couple were ecstatic as I handed Rob back his wedding band. Then I took it back from Rob and handed it to Stefaney for safe keeping. This week marks their first wedding anniversary. Happy Anniversary! I hope you enjoy many more. Thanks for the reward, 15% will be donated to The Children’s Shrine Hospital “Road Runners”

 

 

Engagement Ring Lost in the sand, Found and Returned. Myrtle Beach, SC.

from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-333-4114

I got a phone call from Jim Wren, TRF North Myrtle Beach, around 8:00 Friday night. He received a call from Jeremiah about his wife’s lost engagement ring in Myrtle Beach. Jim and I respect each other turf when it comes to ring searches, and often we work together on many of them, or cover for each other. I told Jim that it would be a couple hours before I could get there and asked if he wanted to take the call. Jim was equally out of the area, so I told him I’d take the call. Getting the particulars from Jim, I called Jeremiah back and told him it would be 10:00 before I could get there. We made arrangements to meet.

Arriving at the beach with my equipment, I met Jeremiah, Brittany and John. They explained the loss to me. Brittany had not moved from the spot that she lost the ring 2 hours before. She lost the ring in shallow water while playing football. Catching the ball sent her ring into the water’s edge. She saw it lying in the sand just before a wave took it away. For 2 hours she stared at this 20 foot by 20 foot area, while Jeremiah found The Ring Finders on his phone.  I had them rub their left earlobe for luck as I started what was going to be a 30 by 30 foot grid. About 10 feet into the grid, and 31 cents, I got the beautiful golden tone on my Minelab 30-30 CTX. Carefully sending the scoop into the wet sand, I dumped the sand next to the hole. Spreading the sand with my foot revealed a beautiful white gold, diamond engagement ring. The ring that Jeremiah had placed on her finger 3 years before. As it shown in the light from my headlamp, Brittany snatched it up. Cheers from the four of us broke the tense silence. Then “The Ring Dance” started. High fives, hugs and laughter ensued. We don’t find them all, but it sure feels good when we do.

Jeremiah, Thank You for your service to our country. Brittany, Jeremiah and John, Thank You for the hansom reward. Good luck in your futures.

Humdinger! Yellow Gold Wedding and Engagement Ring Set Found and Returned. Myrtle Beach, SC.

from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-333-4114

I got a phone call from Anna on Monday. Anna explained that she had lost her wedding ring set on Mothers Day, eight days earlier. As it happened, Anna was putting on sunscreen while enjoying the beach with her husband Kris and their two boys for a happy Mothers Day. She took off her beautiful wedding ring and placed it in her lap while she did this. Distracted by family and fun, she forgot to place the ring back on her finger. Later, when she stood up the ring found the powder dry sand. Anna did not notice the ring missing until the next day. Calling her husband Kris and asking if the ring was in his truck she was coming to the realization of what had happened. She and Kris had returned to the beach a couple time during the week to see if they could find it. Realizing that their efforts were looking hopeless they would return home. Kris told me that Anna was moping around all week, when he decided to Google “How to find a ring in the sand”. Chris Turner and The Ring Finders do their very best to keep us on top in such online searches. My hat is off to him.

After talking with Anna, I assured her that I was confident in finding this ring. I told her that my goal was to put a smile back on her face before the end of the day. Anna was unable to meet me at the beach to help put me on the spot, so I asked a lot of questions about its location. I waited for the high tide to drop a bit and headed to the beach with my lovely bride as we call this R&R (Reading & Recoveries). She buries her head in a book and I bury my head in the sand. I texted Anna and told her I was on site and told her to rub her left earlobe for luck, as my wife and I did the same. After an hour and a half, and expanding the grid three times, I got the golden tone on my CTX 30 -30. Wow! What a beautiful ring.(Kris, you done good.) The ring was not matching the mental picture I had of Anna’s description. I thought it was another ring. I search for another half hour before texting her a picture of the ring and asking if this was it. Anna and her family were sitting down to  dinner before heading off to a school play when the  picture showed up on her phone. Anna screamed so loud that she startled every body in the room. She just kept screaming and held out her phone for everybody to see. “The Ring Dance”. She sent me an affirmative to the ring being hers. “YES!!!!!!” After a couple texts and a phone call we made arrangements to meet the next day at my sign shop and return her ring. She and Kris came by and we visited for awhile. The whole time I noticed Anna staring at the ring on her finger. I love the look of a happy person staring at something they thought was gone forever.

Anna, your ring gets to continue its story on your finger. The ring that Kris placed there 19 years ago. All the best to you and yours. And lastly, Thank You for the generous reward. 15% will be donated to the Shrine Children’s Hospital “Road Runners”.

Men’s White Gold Wedding Band Found at Church and Returned – Myrtle Beach, SC.

from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-333-4114

I got an phone call the Monday before Christmas from Richard. He and I go back nearly forty years. “Are you still doing that “Ring Finders Thing”? This was how the conversation started. Richard and his son Rick are owners and operators of a local plumbing company. Richard went on to explain that his son lost his wedding band the night before while fixing some broken and frozen water lines. He told me that Rick played it off as an “Oh Well!”, but Richard could tell that it hurt him to lose. We set a time to meet at the church that afternoon. His last words to me were “Bring your rubber boots.”

Boy, Richard was not kidding about the boots. There was a 60′ open trench exposing the water lines. On each side of this trench was a pile of the hand dug mud, clay and dirt. There was a pump in the trench removing the water to allow an easier search. Richard also explained about another area about 40 yards away where they were using an excavator. The ground between the trench and the area that they unloaded the machinery was chewed beyond recognition by the tracks. I had Richard and Pastor Danny rub there left earlobe and say a quick prayer for luck as I started the search. I searched the grounds between the trench and the excavator first, as I waited for the pumps to do their job. False signals were ever present. I was happy to have the discriminating power of the CTX 30-30. After 15 to 20 minutes of working that side of the trench and its’ diggings, I moved around to the other side. I worked the trench and the diggings without the all familiar “Gold Tone” from the Minelab. I started working a small patch of brush just outside of the dirt pile. I got a crisp signal that looked to be a pull tab in the response, but investigated it anyway. “Whoop, there it is”. There in a clump of mud was Ricky’s wedding band. Richard snatched the ring from my hand and crushed me with a big hug. He and Pastor Danny let out a great big “whoop” and then it happened. “The Ring Dance”. Richard’s smile turned into a quivering chin and a tear swelled under his eye. But big boys don’t cry… It must have been something in his eye.

Richard said he was going to give the ring to Rick for Christmas. I reminded him that Rick’s wife might decide to replace it for a gift and that he needed to let her in on the idea. Richard couldn’t stand it though, and wrapped it up and presented it to Rick that afternoon. It was a rewarding hunt for me to be able to help friends, as most of the time I am getting calls from complete strangers.