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Engagement Ring Found.! Orangeville,Ontario.

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)
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I had a call from Eddie a few days ago about his wife Jennifer’s lost engagement ring.

Eddie told me that they had attended a family reunion last weekend in Orangeville, Ontario when Jennifer’s ring was lost.
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At one point during the evening, Jennifer removed her engagement ring to help out with doing some dishes in the kitchen and Eddie took her ring and started playing around with it.

As some other family members had to leave, they needed Eddie to move his car from the driveway and park it on the street. So, Eddie put the engagement ring onto his pinky finger and went and moved his car. After parking on the snowy street, he walked back into the house and then noticed he was no longer wearing the ring.

Everyone started looking on the driveway and street for the ring with no luck.

Eddie then went and bought two different metal detectors and tried to find the ring himself, again no luck.
This is when he found me online.

I was able to meet Eddie this afternoon in Orangeville and got a few more details and grabbed my gear.

I searched the entire area of the street where he had moved his car onto and found a few junk targets under the snow.

We then started on the driveway and after about one minute I got a great, rounded signal in my headphones.

After pinpointing the area and digging down in the snow about an inch, there was Jennifer’s beautiful engagement ring.
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Eddie was pretty excited to see the ring again.
I’ve never had a man hug in my life like that to be honest.
My back still hurts a little.

Glad I could help out today Eddie. You’re a great guy and I’m sure Jennifer will be relieved to see her ring again.

Take care,

Mark Ellis

Gold Ring Found..!! Markham, Ontario.

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)
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Yesterday afternoon I had a call from Ramesh about his lost gold ring.

He felt his ring fly off of his finger as he was shaking some snow off his hands at a relative’s house a few days ago.
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I was able to make it to meet Ramesh today at his relative’s home in Markham, Ontario.

He told me he was at his cousin’s home a few days ago and helped lift a clothes dryer out of a trailer on the driveway. After getting the dryer into the house, Ramesh went back outside and noticed he had some grease on his hands.

So, Ramesh plunged his hands into a snowbank a few times, rubbed the grease off and shook his hands off.

This is when he felt the ring fly off.
After looking everywhere in the snow for the ring, Ramesh and his family gave up and then found me online.

I set up my gear and began searching the most logical area based on Ramesh’s reenactment of what happened.

I was getting absolutely no signals and started to expand my search in all directions while Ramesh got a shovel and began to break down the huge snowbank in case the ring was out of my detector’s range.

It had rained here heavily a few days ago, and I knew it would sink his ring deeper down into the snow.

After shovelling quite a bit of the snowbank onto the driveway, I scanned this snow and got a heavy hit right away.

After pinpointing the area, I could see a glint of gold peeking out of chunk of ice.
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I slowly broke his ring out of the ice and Ramesh was extremely happy to see his ring again.
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His wife had his ring custom made for him 34 years ago with his Scorpio birth sign which he wore as a weeding band.
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I know how much the ring means to him and glad I was able to help out.

Thank you Ramesh for the nice reward.!!

Take care,

Mark Ellis

Keys Found in Ajax, Ontario.

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)
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My good friend and old neighbour Steve called me today about his lost keys.
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During yet another storm here a few days ago, Steve was using his snowblower on the driveway when he heard something make a crunching noise from his snowblower.

Sure enough, Steve had dropped his keys on the driveway and hit them with the snowblower.

He saw the keys shoot out and scatter onto the street.

Steve and his neighbour found the fob and most of the keys on the street but two keys were missing, his house key and community mail box key.

Wisely, Steve and his neighbour shovelled all the snow off that area of the street onto his front lawn.

I was able to make it over to Steve’s today and he showed me where they shovelled all the street snow onto the lawn.

I set up my gear and after about one minute, I got a great signal. After pinpointing the area and digging down a few inches, the mailbox key came into view.
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This is what Steve was concerned about, a replacement for a mailbox key is between $80-$100.

I started scanning again and ten seconds later got another nice signal. Sure enough, the house key.
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Good call on putting all that snow on your lawn Steve-o..!!
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Glad I could help and thanks for the nice reward.
Nothing beats a case of beer.!!

Take care ,

Mark

Platinum Wedding Band Found.!! Toronto.

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)
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Yesterday afternoon I had a call from Jack and Jenny about Jack’s lost platinum wedding band.
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Jack and Jenny were walking home on a snowy sidewalk in Toronto when they suddenly got splashed with slush from a passing car.

Jack started wiping the slush off Jenny’s jacket and felt his wedding band fly off of his finger and into the snow.

This young couple then searched for FIVE hours in the cold for Jack’s ring.

After giving up hope, Jack found me online and I was able to meet them last night
around 7:00pm.

They recreated exactly what had happened which gave me a good idea where to start the search.

As soon as I turned my detector on, I was getting heavy signals from a concrete retaining wall beside the sidewalk, obviously full of rebar. This had me a bit nervous for a minute. I detected all the areas where they indicated away from the retaining wall and eliminated these areas.

I was starting to prepare to move all the snow away from the wall so I could detect it properly but first decided to search further away from the wall just in case Jack’s ring flew further than anticipated .

Sure enough, I got a great signal right away and pinpointed the area.

After brushing aside a bit of snow, there was Jack’s platinum band.
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Jack and Jenny were very excited to see the ring again after almost giving up hope.

Happy I could help out and it’s was great to meet you both.

Take care,

Mark Ellis

Lost Gold Wedding Band Found…Toronto.

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)
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Last night I took a call from Steve about his lost wedding band.

Steve was visiting a friend’s house in Toronto and later in the afternoon took his children across the street to a playground in a park so they could play for a while.
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At one point, Steve shook some snow off his hands and felt his ring fly off.

They looked all over for the ring with no luck and then went and got a rake to rake through the snow hoping to uncover the ring. Nothing.

I was able to me Steve early this morning at the playground and got a few more details.

After setting up my gear I began scanning the area that Steve had thought his ring must have flown off to.

I didn’t get a single signal.

I then moved back to where he had been standing when he shook his hands off and started scanning that small area.
Right away I got a great signal in my headphones and knew it was his ring.

After chipping away a little bit of snow, there was Steve’s ring staring back about an inch or so deep.
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The ring had obviously been stepped on while they were searching for it, burying it out of view.
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This was a really quick search. My coffee was still hot when I got back in the car.

Great to meet you today Steve.

Happy I was able to help out.

Take care,

Mark Ellis

Lost Cell Phone Found…Toronto.

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)
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I had a call from Michael on Friday about his lost cell phone.
He really wasn’t concerned with the phone itself, but the important documents on it.
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Michael told me he slipped in the parking lot leaving his work after a snowstorm and when he got home he realized his cell phone was missing.

The next day at work, he saw that the parking lot had been plowed into already huge piles of snow.

He figured if anything, his phone would be in a particular mound near his office door.

I was able to meet Michael on Saturday morning at his office and got a few more details.

I grabbed my gear and stated scanning the edge of the parking lot before hitting the huge mound of snow.
Nothing on the edge.

We moved over to the snow mound and right away I got a great signal fairly deep down.
Michael started to dig into the hard snow to get to the signal and as he was chipping away I decided to keep scanning around the mound in case the signal he was digging was not his phone.

After about 30 seconds of scanning around the base of the pile I got another great signal near the surface.
I just moved off a little bit of snow and there was Michael’s phone.
I called him over and he was a pretty happy guy to see his phone again.

He called me an hour or so later from home and told me that after charging his phone it worked perfectly and he had all his sensitive documents back safely.

Glad I could help Michael.

Thank you for the nice reward..!!

Take care,

Mark Ellis

Gold Wedding Band Found…Toronto.

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)
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Tonight I had call from Benedict about his lost wedding band.
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Benedict told me he came out of a library in Toronto and walked back to his car in the lot. After opening the car door, snow fell onto his driver’s seat and he immediately began swiping the snow off the seat out of the car.
He then felt his ring fly off and bounce off the car parked beside him.
After frantically trying to find his wedding band with no luck, he found me online.

I drove out to the library right away and met with Benedict and his friend Tim.

After getting a few more details, I started to scan the area around the empty spot where the other car had been parked, no signals.

I had a feeling that if the ring was really tossed hard, it could very well have ended up under Benedict’s car on the bounce.

I had him move his car out of the way and started scanning the area that would have been under his car.

Right away I got a great signal and knew it was his ring.
After pinpointing the area, I fished his ring out of about four inches of snow.
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Thank you Benedict for the nice reward on such a quick search.!!

Take care,

Mark Ellis

Tungsten Ring Found….Toronto.

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)
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I took a call last night from Adam about his lost ring.
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Adam had been throwing a ball to his dog last night in his apartment building’s courtyard, and his last throw was sidearm and he felt his ring fly off his finger.

I met Adam this afternoon at his apartment in Toronto and got a few more details.

I grabbed my gear and started to do a grid search in the most logical area his ring would have landed based on his recreation.

After searching for about an hour with no luck, I decided to try and search right where he had been standing as I’ve had ring searches where the ring fell off the person’s finger right at the end of their throw “follow thru” and land almost directly in front of them, the ring getting slammed into the ground.

Sure enough, after about two minutes I got a great signal and pinpointed the area.

After removing a bit of snow, there was Adam’s massive ring.
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Seriously huge…size 15..!!
I’ve never seen a ring this size before..!!
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Adam’s ring is tungsten carbide with a Koa wood inlay he purchased on a trip to Hawaii.
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He was relived to see it again and said that the ring came off obviously right in front of where he had been standing and probably stepped on it looking around for it last night.

Glad I could help out Adam and thank you so much for the generous reward..!!!

It really helps keep my service going and let’s me keep doing what I love to do.

Take care,

Mark Ellis

Lost Engagement Ring Found..! Markham, Ontario.

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)
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Last night I took a call from Bernadette and Nathan about Bernadette’s lost engagement ring.
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It’s seems they were in a conservation area yesterday in Markham,Ontario doing a winter photo shoot for their upcoming wedding in August.

Nathan’s brother was taking the pictures of the young couple in the snow and at one point suggested they throw snowballs at each other for some action shots.

After this series of photos were taken, the couple walked to another location for more pics.
Bernadette realized a bit later on that her engagement had fallen off somewhere, possibly where the snowball fight took place.
They returned to the area and searched for the missing ring with no luck and then found me online.

I was able to meet Bernadette and Nathan this morning at the conservation area where they gave me a few more details and then I grabbed all my gear.

Bernadette stayed behind with the cars as Nathan and myself walked quite a ways to the path where they had the snowball fight.

The area was actually quite large and it was freezing out, so I decided to try and get lucky by quickly searching the exact area where the last pics were taken of the snowball fight before having to take the time to run proper grid lines.

After making a pass of about 40 feet with no signals, I doubled back and did another pass in the same area then suddenly got a great signal in my headphones.

After pinpointing the area and digging down around six inches into the snow,…bingo..!!..there was Bernadette’s beautiful engagement ring.
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The whole search took less than five minutes.
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Nathan and I then hiked back to the cars to tell Bernadette the good news.

She was very surprised and excited to see her ring again and all of us were very happy it had been recovered.

Thank you both so much for the generous reward. .!!!

Great to meet you both today and I wish you all the best on your upcoming wedding.

Take care,

Mark Ellis

Gold Ring Found…Toronto.

  • from North York (Ontario, Canada)
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I had a call last night from Clive about his lost gold ring.
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Clive told me that he had been brushing snow off the cars in his driveway with his bare hands and when he went back into the house, he noticed that his gold ring was gone.

I was able to meet Clive this morning at his home in Toronto and got the rest of the story.

It turns out that the ring was Clive’s late father’s ring that was custom made many years ago and now Clive wears it.

After getting the details, I grabbed my gear and started searching in the areas that were the “hot zones” for the ring.

After checking the few areas with no luck, I knew I had to expand my search area in case the ring really went flying further than anticipated.

After scanning a wider swath of the side yard, I got a great signal in my headphones.

After pinpointing the area and brushing some snow aside, this massive, solid gold ring came into view.
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WOW.!!! What a ring.!!

I left the ring where it was and went and got Clive.
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After showing him where the ring had ended up in the snow , I took a few photos and was on my way.

Great to meet you today Clive and I’m glad I was able to help out.

Take care,

Mark Ellis