Pinellas County Lost Ring

Honeymoon Island Lost Ring, Recovered By SRARC

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County



Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”


Evan was tossing the football while standing in waist-deep water at Honeymoon Island Beach. He went to twist his wedding band between his fingers, which he has a habit of doing, and discovered the band was not there! Evan did his best to find the ring, but his efforts fell flat. A couple of weeks later, Evan learned about SRARC and the Ringfinders. He contacted club president Howard Metts, and a hunt was set up. Evan watched as Howard, Dimitur Alipiev and Ed Osmar gridded the area with their detectors while getting pounded by the high tide and big waves. The first attempt was not successful, so Howard scheduled a second hunt after the surf calmed down and the tide was low. Once again Evan was there for moral support. This time Howard was joined by Mike Shuler. The two worked carefully around the big rocks that covered the area and after a little over an hour, Mike had the ring in his scoop! Evan was ecstatic to have his sentimental ring back, and immediately contacted his wife to share the good news!

Ring Lost In The Water, Recovered By SRARC

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County


Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

Olu was feeding the seagulls off his seawall when he watched his ring fly off his finger into the deep water at the end of the dock. He found our SRARC Ringfinders website and contacted Howard Metts who came out the next day with his wife Jeanine to do the underwater hunt. Using a dive tank, hookah rig, and dive gear, along with a small hand held Pulse Dive detector Howard went under to start the search. After the first dive of 10 minutes Howard increased his dive weights to 18 lbs and proceeded on a second dive. After 5 minutes Howard got a signal and came up with the ring. Olu was extremely happy and grateful to see his ring again. Great job team!

Ring Lost In Lake, Recovered By SRARC

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County


Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

Sandy was pulling weeds from the lake and realized the ring her mother had given her had come off her finger. Her daughter contacted our SRARC Ringfinders and spoke to Howard Metts who arranged a hunt. Rob Clarke, Howard Metts, and Ed Osmar responded for the hunt. After checking for gators the hunters headed into the lake with Howard spooking a water snake that left the water. Five minutes latter Rob came up with the ring. Sandy was overjoyed to see the ring again. Great job team!

Lost Ring Clearwater Beach, Recovered By SRARC



Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”


Elias and Nour were visiting Clearwater Beach from Michigan prior to attending a friends wedding. While swimming
Elias jumped into a wave and realized his gold chain he had for 25 years was gone. Nour then realized her gold
engagement and wedding rings were also gone from her finger. They went to the lifeguard who directed them to our
SRARC website and they contacted Howard Metts who immediately set up a hunt. Rob Clark, Bill Gallant, and Howard
Metts were in the surf 2 hours latter conducting a hunt. Howard got a signal in ten minutes and could not get the item
due to the waves, his machine stopped working so Rob and Bill took turns searching. Rob found the target and after 6
attempts came up with the beautiful gold chain. The plan was to meet with Elias and Nour the next day to return the
chain and hunt for the ring, as they had already left for their friends wedding.

Class Ring Lost, Recovered By SRARC

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County


Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

Class Ring Lost, Recovered By SRARC

Tyler was skimming leaves from his swimming pool. As he tossed a handful of leaves, his cherished Texas A&M class ring went flying over the block wall at the back of his property and into the overgrown easement on the other side. Tyler and his wife, Brittany, searched the area for hours but were unable to find the ring. Brittany found SRARC online and the couple contacted Joe Szemer. Ringfinder members Mike and Mary Shuler responded. Tyler wasn’t home, but Brittany indicated where the ring was thought to have gone over the wall. After about 15 minutes, Mike and Mary climbed back into the yard with Mike holding Tyler’s ring! We know from prior phone conversations with Tyler how much this ring means to him, and SRARC is delighted that he’s reunited with it!

Ring Lost At Fort Desoto, Recovered By SRARC

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County


Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

Ring Lost At Fort Desoto, Recovered By SRARC

Ana and Paul came to Ft Desoto to spend some quite time at the beach. They set up at the Bay pier and relaxed in the sun. After a while they went into the water and started to toss a small ball back and forth. As we have often seen, Ana was catching the ball when her engagement ring flew off into the water. They looked for hours and even purchased a small metal detector to try and find the ring. What a devastating loss while trying to save for the wedding this coming January. The next day they found the SRARC ring finders online and contacted Joe Szemer. Joe put a callout to the volunteers and Mike Miller answered the call. The time was set for 10:00 am and Mike arrived early. Using a location provided by Paul from Google Earth he went to work early and found the ring before Paul arrived to narrow the search. As Paul was showing Mike where to focus the hunt, Mike pulled the ring from his pouch and asked Paul if it looked like the right ring. He was overwhelmed and could not believe it was found. Because they were both wearing masks you couldn’t see the smiles but we know they were there. Best wishes for your future together Ana and Paul from the SRARC Ring Finders.

Ring Lost At Whiskey Joe’s In Tampa, Recovered By SRARC

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County


Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

Ring Lost At Whiskey Joe’s In Tampa, Recovered By SRARC


Craig was on the deck at Whisky Joes restaurant and upon returning from the restroom his wedding ring came off and fell between the planks into the water 15 feet below. They found our SRARC Ringfinders website and called HowardMetts who set up a hunt for the next day. Dimitur Alipiev and Howard Metts searched under the deck in the water for an hour and a half. Howard came up with the ring and the very happy couple came back to the location to retrieve Craigs Platinum wedding ring.

Ring Lost In Tampa Bay Area. Recovered By SRARC.

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County


Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

Ring Lost In Tampa Bay Area. Recovered By SRARC.

Sreeraj was jogging near his home when he felt his gold wedding band slip off his finger and saw it fly into the grass next to the path he was on. Sreeraj and his wife spent two hours combing through the grass, but had no luck in recovering the sentimental ring. Sreeraj turned to the internet and located SRARC. He contacted the club’s president, Howard Metts, who put out an announcement to the Ringfinders. Ed Osmar answered the call and arranged for a hunt the next morning. He was joined by Mike Shuler. Sreeraj took Ed and Mike to the spot where the loss occurred, and after just a few swings of the detector, Mike got a strong signal and saw the gold peeking through the grass! The happiness and relief were evident on Sreeraj’s face, and he thanked Ed and Mike several times on the walk back to his residence.

Earring lost, recovered By SRARC

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County


SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County

Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

Earring lost, recovered By SRARC

Shanti’s daughter was playing soccer in the community’s park when her 22K gold earring came off.  Her mother found our SRARC Ring Finders website and contacted Howard Metts who set up a hunt for the next day.  Bill Gallant and Mike Shuler joined Howard for the hunt which ended in about 30 minutes when Howard came up with the earring.  Mother and daughter were very appreciative of our group for the return of the earring.

Ring Lost In Pinellas County, Recovered By SRARC

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County


SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County

Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

Ring Lost In Pinellas County, Recovered By SRARC

Gene decided to go swimming after dark and jumped off the dock into the bay. All of a sudden his ring comes off. He hunted around the muddy bottom with no luck. After finding SRARC online, Joe conducted a visit to the property. After a few minutes in the water, the shiny ring was in the scoop. Gene and his wife had smiles for miles.