Zaib was out with her Brother after a massive snow storm moved through the Ontario region recently. Mississauga was hit hard dropping 30-45cms in the region.
There was a little after shoveling horseplay going on and Zaib had her phone in the open sweatpants pocket. After return inside, she realized her iPhone 13 was missing!
They immediately went back outside to check around with no luck. 3’ to 6’ snowbanks it could be anywhere.
Zaib’s Mother luckily had taken video, which they reviewed and spotted her cell phone in the pocket but not after the horseplay!
Zaib rented a metal detector which turned out to be a pipe detection unit of some sort which they were unsuccessful.
After 2 days of searching they called me back to help out. After going over most of the area, I moved back to where Zaid fell into the snow and her Brother trying to lift her out. We then reviewed the video and 5 minutes later I heard “the tone”…. Then the set up surprise “I hit my shin” and “did you look under the gap over there?” as I winked to Zaib’s Sister!!
Here’s the video of this cell phone recovery;
Thank you Zaib for calling upon me after fellow RingFinder James could not attend but recommended me!! As well, thank you Zaib for your donation to The Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation! She will receive a tax receipt!
if you would like to make a donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation, here is the link;
Paul and his Wife were completing yard work this past weekend at their home in Guelph, Ontario.
Later in the day after most of the work was completed, Paul got into his vehicle and noticed his wedding band was not on his ring finger.
I headed out with my Minelab Equinox800 multi frequency metal detected. Started to grid search near the fence line. Back tracked the back yard. Then into the side yard we’re 8+ bags of leaves had been packed in.
Four to six feet away I had a solid double tone of 18 on the Nox and knew immediately I located the ring.
I called Paul and his wife over as and his Wife of 36 years if she would like to put his wedding band back on his fingers!! Paul had recently lost weight and his wedding band was extremely loose!!
Check out the video of this 18k gold wedding recovery and return;
They were very happy to get this sentimental wedding band back to were it belongs!!
Paul will be making a donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation as part of my “pay-it-forward” program. In turn, Paul will receive and tax receipt!
Thank you Paul for entrusting me with helping you recover and return your lost wedding band!!
I made a post on Facebook that I was looking for a spotter for a scuba dive ring recovery job in Otty Lake, Perth which is in Eastern Ontario.
Within a few hours one of my girlfriends called and said her Husband Mike saw my post!
It so happened that Patti was headed to the Family cottage on the weekend and go figure… on the SAME LAKE!! She also informed me that three weeks ago she lost her favourite Alexander MacQueen prescription reading glasses under or near the dock and no one could find than.
Patti then agreed to be my spotter and we set the date and time!
Patti was kind enough to make a post on the local Otty Lake page to see if anyone else needed assistance for lost items. Sure enough a message came in for yet another men’s wedding band lost in the water! Those two successful ring recoveries will be posted shortly as I’m still co-ordinating meeting up with the ring owners to return and grab some photos for the blog!
I brought along my trusty Minelab Excalibur2 underwater detector as my DIVE BLU3NEMO portable battery operated hookah systems! This unit has a ten foot hose, is light weight, easy to use and perfect for dock dive detecting!! (I’m an affiliate for DIVE BLU3 NEMO & the new NOMAD… contact me for more information)
Within five minutes and half way under the dock I came upon Patti’s reading glasses just sitting there!!
Check out the underwater video and surprise;
Patti was overjoyed to receive her favourite pair of reading glasses back!! But I was more grateful for Patti’s spotter and set up help for the other two ring recoveries!!
Thank you so very much Patti for your generous donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation! I am on my way to break last years charity fundraising mark! Patti also received a tax receipt!! We all win!
A long time Rexdale Friend Andreas lost his valuable prescription Maui Jim sunglasses 3 weeks ago swimming in Allen Lake in Harcourt Park in beautiful Haliburton Highlands cottage country area! Stunning area all 4 seasons!
Metzy knew I was a registered metal/hookah/scuba dive detectorist with the global organization called www.TheRingFinders.com
I was in the area and made arrangements to help him out! I decided to use my BLU3 Nemo which is a portable hookah dive system with a 10 foot hose and operated with a lithium ion battery! It’s amazing piece of equipment which is only 12lbs! Makes for an easier application than full scuba gear as not to stir up the silt as long as I’m weighted correctly!
Metzy dropped anchor at the location he thought they were swimming. I started a grid search and looking for he previous anchor drop/drag marks. Five to ten minutes later I saw his beauty blue sunglasses!! He was off by 80’ or so but gridding covers the area properly!
Check out the video of the recovery;
Andreas pulled me over to the “Lake” Par-Tay sauna/BBQ floating flotilla! Lucky to warm up in the sauna and meet the Allen “Lake” pirates! ARRRH AWESOME!
Andreas is a happy camper again sporting his prescription Maui Jim’s!
Ken had posted on a Facebook group page seeking the help of a scuba diver to assist in looking for his Son’s wedding band lost of the dock area.
They were headed out to go waterskiing and his Son jumped from the dock as the boat was leaving, caught his hand on the ski rope and watching his wedding band fall into the waters below.
I offered my services but I felt Ken didn’t believe the ring could be found with low visibility below. I advised him I had a high success rate of return.
I reached back out to Ken in the later part of the week as I was headed up to the Sequin Valley Gold Course area south of Parry Sound to search for another lost men’s wedding band. I again offered to assist and Ken decided to take me up on my offer!
Roughly 20-25 minutes later I was please to recover his Son’s titanium wedding band!!
Check out the video of this underwater ring recovery;
I’d like to thank Ken and his Family for their very generous donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation in my “PAY-IT-FORWARD” charity fundraising efforts! I used my passion for metal and scuba dive detecting to raise charity donation to assist patients/ Warriors fighting breast cancer!
After all, Eighty-five decked out pink themed female driven snowmobiles cross Fairy Lake for the yearly Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Snow Run’s the first weekend in February and we turn Hidden Valley Resort and the Town of Huntsville PINK!!! Maybe Ken’s Wife Lynn will join us for the 23rd annual Snow Run February 2022!!! I’m working on it 🌸💖🌸💖🌸
Greg was out fishing in Minto, Ontario with his Son Max. Max wanted a different lure in his rod. Greg leaned his rod against the boat to change the lure when a naughty fish yanked it right out of the boat!
Max said call Ally, she’ll find it! ❤️
I had fun with my dive gear hanging onto the back of the boat which added for a quicker grid search.
I managed to see the flash of the cork on the end of the rod! It made for a quick recovery!
Check out the video on this recovery!
This rod was very special to Greg and Heather as it was used in their wedding photos! Happy fishing Greg, Heather and Maxie!
Samantha and Friends were dockside enjoying a beautiful sunny cottage country day. She accidentally dropped her new iPhone 12 into the water between the two dock portions. They searched for hours but had trouble seeing the iPhone in the dark mucky waters below the dock.
I arrived late in the evening with my new lightweight battery operated hookah system BLU3 NEMO and my trusty Minelab Excalibur2 underwater metal detector!
Took me but 5 seconds to see Samantha’s iPhone shinny side up! Check out the video!
One very happy young lady and another donation made to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation charity in which Samantha received a tax receipt!!
Paying-it-forward!! I love using my passion for metal detecting and five detecting to raise much needed funds to financially support breast cancer patients in need 💖
I had a referral from another RING FINDER Anne for a lost wedding band in a pond in Pefferlaw, Ontario. Soon after, I received a call from Ron the ring owner!
I made arrangement to attend early Saturday morning. I brought along my trusty Minelab Excalibur2 underwater metal detector and my newly acquired DIVE BLU3 NEMO hookah system purchased last fall.
The search area was roughly 6’ to 10’ wide by zero to 20’ out from the dock. When Ron stated it was mucky, squishy bottom and black with zero viz… he WASN’T KIDDING!!
Check the video our of the recovery of this beautiful rose gold wedding band;
Ron being a former diver knew those conditions aren’t favorable nor wanted for anyone in the water! It’s very easy to lose ones bearings as you could see. I had to pop up a number of times to ensure I was heading back to the dock area.
I was thinking after my first down and back attempt, I would then switch to a Lazy “D” style grid pattern (1/2 moon) back and forth from dock outward!
Lucky on the way back to the dock and right under the dock ladder I heard the sweet gold tone on the Excalibur2!! I popped out with the wedding band much to the surprise and delight of Ron and Christopher!!
It was a pleasure to meet both these guys and a big thank you for the generous donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation in which they received a tax receipt!! PAYING-IT-FORWARD!!
Nolan was working in Sunridge, Ontario staking out a utility vault in a ditch at the side of a roadway. He was brushing away his pants with wet hands when he noticed out of the corner of his eye his wedding band fly off.
Nolan’s 14 karat wedding band was custom designed by his Wife with a centre ruby in between two amethyst gemstones to match her engagement ring.
We agreed to meet this weekend very early morning as the Ontario Highway 400 northbound cottage traffic can be crazy.
With a strict grid search using my Minelab Equinox 800 metal detector and small stock coil I was able to locate Nolan’s wedding band in 2 1/2 minutes!
Check out the video;
A very happy young couple and another donation grateful received came into the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation!! Nolan received a tax receipt for his donation amount! #payingitforward!
Link to the charity (below) which I’ve been involved with for 13 years now with the last 4-5 years using my passion for metal/scuba dive detecting as a member of the global organization called “THE RING FINDERS”