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Cell phone lost while sledding in Thornden Park, Syracuse NY FOUND

  • from Syracuse (New York, United States)

February 2nd 2021 a young man (Phillip) calls me and states that he has lost his cell phone while sledding down the hills in Thornden Park in Syracuse NY.  It’s 9:00 p.m. so I make arrangements to meet him the next day at the park to search for the phone. When I meet Phillip he states that he is from Germany and is here in Syracuse attending the Newhouse School of Broadcasting,  part of Syracuse University.  He and his buddy have never seen so much snow before as in Germany they do get snow but NOT THIS MUCH.  Someone had told him about sledding down the hill here in Thornden Park and that all they needed was a piece of cardboard to make a sled, so off our two friends from Germany go to “play in the snow”.  Well of course while going down the hill he loses his cell phone.  This phone not only is his connection to his mother and father in Germany, but also has important information on it about his studies here in the USA.  If at all possible I must find this phone for him.

While questioning Phillip I found out that he only went down the hill twice before he noticed that he had lost his phone.  After losing his phone using his buddy’s phone he called his phone but they could not here his phone ringing. He then put on his “ear buds” and walked around and was able to “connect” to the phone.  He walked up and down the hill and in doing so “lost” the signal so he had a area about 100′ down the hill by 40′ along the hill that he was quite sure the phone was.  He and his buddy were digging and searching for the phone using the signal from to ear buds when the phone battery went down.  They searched into the night, and then using his buddy’s phone search and found “The Ring Finders” and myself.

It’s the next day that we had another 8″ of snow last night so all signs of sledding and searching had been covered up, but Phillip told me the approximate area that he had sled down, so off I go up to my knees in new and old snow.  We work up and down the hill moving along the area where he was sure he had gone down yesterday.  Lots of “hits” but when dug, they were all below the grass.  Certainly not his phone.  After covering and doing a grid search of the area where he was sure he had slid yesterday, we checked out the “launching” area where he would have stated the slide down the hill.  Still no phone. It’s been about 1 1/2 hour and I’m getting tired and wet, but I have to get his phone tonight if there is any chance of saving it from getting wet inside and “blowing it up”   We then go back down the hill to expand the search both along the hill and further down the hill, and the first search further to the left of where he was sure he wasn’t, BINGO, the phone.

I told Phillip how to resurrect his phone. DO NOT RECHARGE IT YET.  BUY SOME WHITE RICE AND PUT THE CELL PHONE AND THE RICE INTO A ZIP LOCK BAG, SEAL THE BAG AND LET IT STAND FOR 72 HOURS.  Then plug it in, cross your fingers and do a little prayer.  I think his phone will be OK.

   

Lost ring Brewerton, New York-found .

  • from Syracuse (New York, United States)

        

 

I received a call from a gentleman (Jim) who had lost his wedding band.  He stated that he lost it in his yard on November 9th while moving a brush pile of tree branches that had been accumulating over the years. .  It was a 14K white gold band.  Jim had looked for his ring, had moved all the brush to a burn pile, checking every branch to make sure the ring was not on a branch.  He stated that there was lots of leaves, etc. under the pile and even though he carefully had looked in the leaves, etc. the ring was still eluding him.  He looked me up on “The Ring Finders.com” web site hoping that I could find the ring for him and gave me a call.  I was out of town on another search, and would not be home for quite some time, but as he explained the area (his yard) to me I stated that there was no chance of someone else finding his ring so we would get in contact when I returned.

I arrived home for the holidays and Jim and I made plans to look for the ring. It had snowed most days since he had lost the ring, but there was a thaw over the last few days so the snow pack was no not as deep.  On the assigned day it was turning to snow again.  There was about a 3” snow fall during the night and early morning but nothing that would stop the search.

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I arrived at Jim’s house, introduced myself and unpacked my detector.  Jim escorted me to the area where I set up my detector for the conditions and started the search. It did not take too long before I got that familiar “tone”, and I pulled out my pin pointer.  Jim started to pull back the leaves, etc. and we were both surprised how deep the ring had gone down.  Jim dug down about 4 inches and there is was. Jim’s jaw dropped and he said  “No – No,  I don’t believe it.  There it is” and he pulled it out of the ground, dirty but back into his hand.  I think you can see the thrill, the disbelief, and the happiness on his face in the above picture.

He put the ring on his finger and we walked back to his house to show his wife. Jim’s wife was all smiles, so I have TWO happy customers.  I’ve said this before, “Happy wife means happy life”

Jim and myself said our goodbyes, and he gave me a very nice “finders fee”.  Thank you very much Jim

This points out something that everyone who losses a valuable should do.  If it is lost on public property, (beach, park, sidewalk, etc.), GET IN TOUCH WITH SOMEONE ASAP, as the longer you wait the better chance that someone else finds you valuable. BUT don’t give up on anything lost on private property. .