Ring Found in Sand .. Breakers Beach , Coronado .. SanDiego, CA.
Sunday morning I was checking my email when I read Chris’s request for my help. He had lost his wedding ring while playing volleyball at the beach Friday evening. Saturday he called local metal detector rental more than four times and couldn’t get a reply. Later that night he found TheRingFinders.com online, sending me an email at 1:30am Sunday.
I sent Chris a reply, asking him to call me. We set up to meet at 9:30 am outside the Naval Air Base and he sponsored me onto the base. After grid searching almost the whole volleyball court, the ring showed up in my scoop.
We were running out of search area, but the last minute find made it more exciting. Ring found 10:15 am. Chris was a very happy that he didn’t have to tell his wife of one year that he had lost the ring.
Thursday .. Aug. 6, 2015
Five members of TheRingFinders met up at Mission Beach in San Diego, CA. about the time the daily tourists were leaving the beach. Mark Ruby, Tony Eisenhower, with their wives, John Hughes, Curtis Cox and myself had dinner at a local restaurant. After eating we grabbed our detectors to enjoy a couple hours of detecting for pleasure.
We all took off in different directions planning to get meet up later. I tried a little water detecting, without much showing I moved to the dry dry sand. It was dark when I got a crazy signal from my CTX 3030 detector. I wasn’t hunting using a light, making it hard to see the set of keys on a lanyard. I usually turn keys into the lifeguards for their lost and found. The lifeguards were of duty, so I put them in my pocket. A half hour later a police patrol car pulled up to me. They asked if I had found a set of car keys on a lanyard. Of course I gave them the keys, also taking advantage of the opportunity to tell them about TheRingFinders.com .
A little later a young lady with her friend walked up to me. She was the owner of the keys and wanted to thank me for finding her car keys. It had been a horrible two hours sense losing the keys. She didn’t have any spare keys. She was sincerely grateful. This was another opportunity to tell her and her friend about TheRingFinder.com website. It was a great get together with fellow members of TheRingFinders. As always it is awesome to be able to return something that was lost to its owner.
Wedding Ring set Found in the ocean and Reunited 6 days Later to the happy owner!
This first started out after We had a Ringfinders Meeting at a neighboring beach,I noticed an add online about a Women who lost a Ring at a beach and she was hoping an honest person found it. My Good buddy John Hughes from The Ringfinders emailed Her right away and days later she Contacted Us.
Many variables and some doubts concerning This situation because these rings could of been what detectorist call “eyeball Find” Not buried in the sand and Easily to see & pick up after it was lost! ? Staying optimistic as always I met John at solana beach the first low tide after talking to Lisa From Utah who also had hope it could still be buried in the Wet sand. 13 minutes into the hunt a person tells us A metal detectorist was there 2 days ago…Dang..It could be GONE 4 EVER ??? But No matter, Process of elimination,I kept on swinging..Then..Mmmmm BeeeP.. Crystal clear ring sound On my P.I metal detector and there was the 1st ring white gold band 2″ deep …35 feet later I hit the mother load:) Lisa’s Big diamond ring was 6″ deep in wet sand and now in my scoop!
We then contacted Lisa and her Father and Met At lunch time,she put her rings back on after 6 days of being consumed by the ocean and the Positive energy of giving back was electrifying! I hope this story Will help you or others Who have lost their Precious/Sentimental Metals.
My Investment In metal Detectors is a Gift that keeps on Giving. 😉
La Jolla Shores, CA. … Thursday 4/16/15 .. 12pm
Ring Lost in Surf … La Jolla Shores, CA. … Found with Metal Detector
Today we have a nice low tide about 2pm. This is a good time to detect on the beach in the wet sand without bothering sunbathers on the dry sand. I arrived at La Jolla Shores beach about noon. After about a half hour messing around the fire pits a man walked up to me asking me if I could help him find his ring. I told him I was a member of TheRingFinders and gave him my card with our website information. His name was FX which is short for a longer name. He is visiting from Seattle, WA. Earlier in he morning at hi tide he had been surfing when his gold wedding ring of 15 years slipped of his finger. He felt it slip off when he was in about knee deep water but it disappeared right away. FX walked me over to the location which he had remembered was directly in front of the lifeguard tower.
I told him that I had to work the area slow and thorough as this is a game of inches. If I miss it by an inch, it could take hours to find it. He just stood by with his smart phone reading TheRingFinders website. I made a long pass to the waterline then returned toward the beach. Just before turning around for my third pass I heard a good tone that I knew was gold. There under 2 inches of wet sand was FX’s gold wedding band. Another good memory for a vacation holiday. Also a great smile for me to remember. After a many years of finding rings for people I go by beaches remembering the people and their rings that I have found and returned. Making good memories for everybody is part of what we do.