I received an email from Jim Wren the other day that reminded me that I had a recovery late last summer that I did not post. Jim’s email was entitled “Found in 2 and a 1/2 Minutes”. This ring that Jim had found was lost in Myrtle Beach. Jim is the TRF representative in North Myrtle Beach. Jim is such a gracious fellow that when he gets a call to do a search in my area, he calls me and offers dibs on the search. On this day I asked Jim if he could do it as I was on a job site working.
Last year was a tough year for me on a personal level. Many times I asked Jim to cover me on searches, and he did. In recent searches I had suffered several difficult searches. I had failed to find the rings in the raging surf zone that were lost deeper than low tide. On this particular day last summer, Jim called me with a search in Myrtle Beach. He told me the fellow had lost his wedding band in the sand under his umbrella. Needing a win in the worst way, I told him I would take it.
I met Aaron on the beach 30 minutes later. He and his family were vacationing in Myrtle Beach. Aaron told me he had lost his ring while he was sitting on the beach under his umbrella. Not too concerned he told his little girl to dig for it. After what seemed to be too long to find this ring in the 1 square foot area that he dropped it, he joined in the search. After an hour Aaron knew he was in trouble. A lifeguard in the area recommended going on line and search for The Ring Finders. When I arrived on the beach Aaron was looking a little anxious. I assured him as we moved the beach chairs from under the umbrella. I swung the coil in the area and kept getting Iron signals. realizing the umbrella stake had a metal tip under the sand, we removed it. Sweeping the area again I did not get a signal. Just for a short minute I was beginning to feel cursed and snake bit. Asking Aaron a few more questions, I searched the area that his little girl was throwing the sand while she was searching and “Bingo”! There it was about 8 feet away. It sure was good to have a win. I really needed one.
Thank You Aaron for entrusting me and The Ring Finders with this search. Thank you for the generous reward. Thank you Jim Wren for being a friend and a great detectorist.
I received an e-mail from Mandy F. asking if I might be able to help her find her engagement ring that she lost in the surf on Saturday during her Bachelorette party. In her e-mail she stated they stayed in North Myrtle Beach but the resort she mentioned was located in Myrtle Beach. I e-mailed her back asking her to call me so I could get additional details and confirm whether the resort she had been staying at was in Myrtle Beach or North Myrtle Beach. While I was waiting for her call, Matt Fry TRF Myrtle Beach called and asked if I had seen the listing on Craigslist about a lost engagement ring in North Myrtle Beach. After some discussion we concluded that my e-mail and the Craigslist ad was one in the same lost ring. Shortly after we hung up, Mandy called and gave me all the details which included the address for the resort which ended up being in Myrtle Beach (Matt’s area).
I called Matt back and we arranged to meet and do a combined search. We worked about 2 hours doing both north/south and east/west grids and leap frogging each other working our way north along the beach. In Mandy’s description of her location she said she was staying in one of the resorts but when her mother, friends and her went out to the beach they moved farther south because of the large crowds behind her resort. Unfortunately there were 3 or 4 resorts in a row that were associated with each other and had the same name in some variation. As a process of elimination we wanted to make sure we covered as much as we could before the tide came in and hampered our search areas plus it started pouring down rain. As Matt was moving ahead of me he was working the surf line with the incoming tide and I saw him walking up the beach with a scoop of sand, look at me and nod his head, I knew instantly that he had the ring. He had the ring cleaned off by the time I got to him. Matt and I stopped for a late lunch and called Mandy. She was ecstatic and couldn’t believe we had found it. She said she thought it was lost forever. I took a picture of her ring and sent it to her and got the following text back “Omg!!!! That’s my baby, God bless you so much!!!! You guys are truly Angels”. How can it possibly get any better than that, getting someone’s treasure back to them. Wow!!!
I’m putting the ring in the mail tomorrow so she can get it in time for her wedding in less than 2 weeks.
Mandy and James, Matt and I wish you the very best on your future and pray all your dreams come true.
Matt, as always you came through again. Many thanks for your help on this one and getting the job done!!!!
Please call a member of TheRingFinders.com directory as soon as possible after losing your valued treasure so we can get it back to you where it belongs.
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