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White Gold Engagement Ring Found and Returned Huntington Beach State Park

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I received a phone call from Marcy on Wednesday morning about a lost single setting engagement wedding ring. She had gotten my name from the ranger station at Huntington Beach State Park. Marcy had lost her ring on the beach at mid tide the day before, in knee deep water. She had reached into the water to rescue a niece that had fallen off of a boogie board. As she did so her ring was knocked from her finger. She frantically searched but the ring had disappeared. I got all the information I could gather from Marcy. She mentioned a flag pole that was at the end of one of the beach entryways. She told me she was straight out from the flag. I was on my way to a job site and I knew it would take most of the day to complete my tasks. I told her I would try to do the search that afternoon if I could, but more than likely it would be in the morning’s low tide. I told Marcy to rub her left earlobe for good luck and to pay homage to “The Ring Gods”.

The next morning I arrived at the front gate of the park at 5:50 AM and waited for the rangers to open the gate at 6:00. I headed to the beach with my gear while donning a headlamp as it was still dark for the next hour. I drew a line in the sand with my sand scoop straight out from the flag pole to the water’s edge. Working parallel to the water, I started shin deep to make sure I eliminated the lower portion of the grid, as the tide was staring to come in. I worked a 40 yard grid centered on the flag pole for 45 minutes. About my 12th grid line I got the signal I was looking for on my Minelab CTX 30-30. To be honest it rang up like a pull tab, but on a ring search you dig everything. Brushing a scoop of sand with my foot revealed a beautiful white gold ring shining in the light from my head lamp. The sunrise was just breaking the ocean horizon when I texted Marcy to ask if she had been rubbing her left earlobe. She texted back a couple minutes later that she had. I told her it worked as I had her prized wedding ring in my pouch. Marcy and her husband Sam were vacationing a few mile away so we made arrangements to meet a few minutes later at a local breakfast house so I could hand her back the wedding ring Sam placed on her finger 13 years ago.

Marcy and Sam, Thank You so much for the generous reward! 15% will be donated to “The Road Runners” Transport Team for the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in Greenville, SC.

White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring Found and Returned Surfside Beach, SC.

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I received a voice mail Saturday morning from Kimberly. Listening to the message I could hear her voice crack with emotion. I called her back to start the process of the where, when and how questions. She had lost her engagement ring the afternoon before while throwing a ball on the beach. She had lost it at the water’s edge near high tide. That is always a good thing regarding a ring search at the beach. Kimberly and her husband Joe, along with several friends were on the beach when I called her. I told her to stay put and I would meet her in 30 minutes.

When I got to the beach I met Joe, Kimberly’s husband. Joe started explaining the area of loss and where the tide line was the day before. Coming up from the water Kimberly joined in on the conversation. Emotionally she was like a duck on the water, calm on the surface, but I could tell she was paddling like heck underneath. They explained an area that would be approximately 25 yards wide by 250 yards long. I had everybody present rub their left earlobe for good luck. After an hour and a half I exhausted the area, including asking several beach goers if I might get them to move so I could search the area they were camped on. I rarely get any negative responses from these people when I explain what I am doing. Having covered every bit of the grid area I walked the couple hundred yards back to Kimberly and company. I asked if she was absolutely sure she lost her ring on the beach. Her answer was “No”. This surely starts putting doubts in my mind.  They both expressed thanks for giving it a try. I asked where they were the day before with all the chairs and stuff. Joe pointed to an area in about the middle of the grid search. I decided to spend a few more minutes working that area above the slope and below the original grid to see if she may have lost it where they were sitting, or out in the water. Eliminating the upper slope I moved to the lower beach. I made 6 more grid lines toward ocean edge. Mentally I told myself the ring was not there and this would be my last line. At the end of that line I planted my sand scoop and started to turn off my CTX 30-30. As I started to lift the coil from the sand to turn off the machine I got a signal. Looking at my interface screen a 12:02 was flashing. “Foil” I thought, but decided to check it out. I dug a small scoop of sand and brushed it with my foot revealing a beautiful white gold diamond ring. Looking down the beach I saw Joe watching from 70 yards away. I rubbed my left earlobe to signal that I had Kimberly’s ring. She passed Joe in a sprint to where I was standing. She looked at the ring I was holding, put her hands on her knees and began crying tears of joy. “The Ring Dance” Applause and shouts from several beach goers erupted as everybody understood what just happened. It took Kimberly a few moments to compose herself enough to take the prize from my hand. Several tearful hugs later, and a Bro Hug from Joe, I was able to get some pictures for the story. The ring story that started 3 years ago gets to continue on Kimberly’s finger. The ring we all thought was gone forever. God is Good!

Kim and Joe, Thank You for trusting The Ring Finders with this search.


Found White Gold Wedding Ring Set Plus Bonus Ring In Myrtle Beach

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I got a phone call from Jim Wren (TRF North Myrtle Beach)at 7:45 PM. with a referral call about a ring set lost in the dry sand in Myrtle Beach. Getting the contact information from Jim, I called Michelle right away. Michelle explained that she had lost her ring set earlier in the day and was trying to explain to me where she lost them. I asked if she was still in town. The group was eating dinner and headed home immediately afterward. I told her to not leave town and to meet me at the beach when they were finished with dinner.

I met Michelle, Sevena, CourDe and the rest of the crew on the beach as we walked to the location of the lost rings. Michelle had placed her rings in a pair of shorts pockets and when they picked the shorts up the rings found the powder dry sand. Michelle was distraught to say the least. I started what would be a 40 foot by 30 foot grid. Exhausting that, I asked where next. Sevena pointed the direction. Just outside the original grid I got a very strange signal. I was having great difficulty pin pointing the target. My CTX 30-30 was trying to overload. This generally means a can or some other large target. However, the Target Trace feature on the CTX kept indicating something else on my interface screen. Scooping just a small amount of sand revealed Michelle’s engagement ring. Working near the same hole I kept working thru the overload signal and followed the Target Trace on my screen. I dug another small amount of sand but missed the target. I did catch a glimpse of something shiny in the hole and plucked out a small silver ring. I asked Michelle if it was her wedding band. She said no. CourDe was looking at the ring and said it was hers. CourDe did not even realize that she had lost her ring. Returning to the hole CourDe saw another glimpse of shine and plucked out Michelle’s wedding band. Everybody commenced doing “The Ring Dance”. Everybody was happy for Michelle as they told me she was inconsolable at dinner. These rings get to continue their story that started 3 years ago. What a great and lively group of people they were.

Michelle and Sevena, Thank You so much for the generous reward, and thanks for trusting The Ring Finders with this search.