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Lost Ring Lake Recovered SCUBA Diving: Mountain Top, Pennsylvania

  • from Fairfax (Virginia, United States)

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Ring Lost in Pennsylvania Lake Recovered SCUBA Diving

Lost July 15th, 2019; Sara and Alberto called to ask if I could find a lost ring. Sara was swimming with her daughter in their community lake. The daughter reached for Sara and accidently pulled the ring off Sara’s finger in about 10 feet of water. As the photo shows, the ring is intertwined bands. One of the bands is covered with diamonds. Sara’s ring matches Alberto’s ring, and the set has great sentimental value for the couple. They live outside my normal area, about 5 hours away. I offered to search, telling them my fee would include reimbursement for travel and overnight accommodations.

Sara and Alberto were hesitant so we discussed researching potential local options. I also suggested they call RingFinder SCUBA divers who were closer. Following my advice, Sara and Alberto found a local diver with a metal detector from a nearby dive shop. The diver agreed to search the area, removing submerged wooden boards from the bottom. Though he used a metal detector, he was not able to find the ring.

Next, they tried a SCUBA certified RingFinder team from another state. Unfortunately, they seemed uncomfortable with the conditions, unfamiliar with normal search patterns, and were also unable to locate the ring. Sara called again asking me to take the job.

July 30th, 2019 My Divemaster (Mrs.E), and I drove up and stayed in Wilkes-Barre. The next morning I searched for two hours. I had not anticipated how cold the water in the spring fed lake would be. Just below the surface the water temperature was in the mid-50s. The bottom had a layer of fine silt which, once disturbed, quickly decreased visibility (which was poor to begin with). I found numerous small bits of aluminum cans and bits of other trash. After 30 minutes, my perception narrowed and my efficiency decreased due to the cold. I didn’t find the ring.  But, now that I was familiar with the conditions I knew I could adjust for the cold and improve my search pattern. I asked Alberto if I could return and conduct another search for no fee and he said agreed.

August 12th, 2019 Mrs.E and I made the trip again.  This time I used a thicker dive suit (7mil). Because the weather had turned colder and the water was colder, visibility was better and I could recover  targets more effectively. One of the finds was a set of lifeguard keys used to open the gate to the lake and facility. I used a PVC grid I’d constructed but surfaced after an hour with no luck. My wife and I discussed our interpretations of the potential location of the ring, and she suggested searching closer to the dock. Within 30 minutes I heard a clear target. I gently waved my hand to move the silt and uncovered another piece of aluminum. Sitting next to it was Sara’s ring!

Getting to the Lake

Beautiful Site

Gear Staged

Easier to Get Dressed in the Water









Some Typical Trash


Saved From the Lake











Family Heirloom Ring Lost in Lake near Redmond Oregon – Found by Del Witters

  • from Hood River (Oregon, United States)

A day after the loss I got a call from Rich who said his daughter, while hitting a ball in the lake, saw her late Grandmothers wedding band fly into the water. Even though several people had looked for it, the poor visibility made it impossible to see. Could I find it, Rich asked, no problem was my response, but I hadn’t heard the rest of the story. He wasn’t at the lake and Lauren was leaving early the next day so I was going to be on my own; the client not able to help visually pinpoint the search area may make it more difficult, then again… the depth was thought to be 2′, Lauren was tech smart so she marked a GPS point and two headings to work between off an app on her phone, and she added a couple pictures. By using her info, Google Earth, and Garmin Mapsource I was able to piece together an image to take with me. I left early the next morning for the 2.5 hour trip to claim the area before the ski boats moored. I marked the position with my GPS, which was 3′ deep, picked some reference points and started my search. At about 3 hours of water time and a net full of trash I decided the ring must be deeper than thought or the GPS point was off, maybe both. At 3.5 hours and armpit depth (4.5′) I scooped a small, ornate, white gold band with “Perla” inscribed in it; mission complete!

From door-to-door it was an 11 hour day but we saved an irreplaceable ring from the abyss or melt pile and this family heirloom is back on the right hand.  Lauren, your smile says it all, I’m so happy I could help!

Lauren Heirloom Ring        Lauren's Ring (1)


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