On my way home from work I received a call from a young woman asking for my help to recover her husbands gold wedding sand that was lost on the beach. She stated that they were recently married and his ring was a little loose so he took it off and put it in the cup holder of his beach chair so he could go swimming. Unfortunately he forgot it was in there and at the end of the day folded the chair up and they walked off the beach not realizing until later what had happened. They returned to the beach and marked off an area approximately 40×40 and started searching with their hands with no luck. I arrived about an hour later and began to search the area and within minutes and the ring was recovered and back on his finger. Another very happy couple!
I received a call from Rich asking if I could please help him? He explained that his daughter had lost a family heirloom ring on the beach where they were sunbathing. He stated that they knew the area where the ring had disappeared into the sand after falling off a beach towel and even tho they had searched they couldn’t find it. After an hour & half drive I was greeted by Rich at the beach entrance and approached the crowded area where they were sitting. I asked them to move all of their towels and chairs and chairs and began my search. With the curios crowd all watching within minutes i received the gold signal I was hoping for and scooped up the sand with my scoop. Reaching inside and holding the ring up the crowd went crazy and started clapping and cheering! It was an awesome feeling but not as awesome as handing the ring back to the daughter and very grateful family!
I received a call from the Avalon police department asking if I could come down and do a ring recovery right away? They stated that it was a valuable ring and that the couple had contacted the police for assistance and since I have done numerous recoveries they were asking for my help. I immediately contacted the owners and she explained that she was in the surf hours before catching a football in knee deep water and saw the ring fall off when she caught the ball. Checking the tide schedule low tide was approaching which would be in our favor as it would now be a wet sand hunt but getting dark soon. Meeting on the beach with a fellow detectorist ( Steve Pacifico) and the couple who were frantically pacing in and out of the water hoping to find it. We started searching the area from the dry sand to the waters edge. After about 40 minutes we had finished the area but no ring so I decided to go in the water to my knees and try again. About 10 minutes later I got a nice gold signal from my detector and scooped up the sand and as the water rinsed the sand out of the scoop the beautiful diamond ring glistened in the light of my headlamp! Not realizing I had found it I approached the wife to ask her what it looked like again and started to describe it and I said oh you mean like this? She immediately started crying tears of joy saying yes! Yes! Thats it!!! The husband’s expression was priceless with major relief as he explained that the ring was not insured and cost $38,000.00. Ugh! Needless to say they were very happy for it’s recovery and The Ring Finders Service! Another awesome recovery!
I received a call from a panicking woman on the beach who had lost the only key to her car on the beach earlier in the day. Not sure what to do she contacted the local police department and they suggested calling me since I have done numerous lost jewelry recoveries in the area and I may be able to help with the use of my metal detecting equipment. After a brief phone call we agreed to give a try and I met her on the beach a couple hours later. Showing me the area where she had entered/exited the beach and where she was sunbathing for the day I began to grid the area and search for the key with my Whites MX Sport metal detector. Not having any luck where she was sitting with friends I started my way towards the exit into the soft white sand and received a signal. Scooping the sand into my sifter there was the key! She was extremely relieved that I had found it and not have to call a locksmith and could continue her weekend of fun at the beach with friends.