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Lost Ring Lake Recovered SCUBA Diving: Mountain Top, Pennsylvania

from Fairfax (Virginia, United States)
Contact: 1-703-598-1435

Rob Ellis: Underwater Ring Recovery Specialist…Call or text 703-598-1435

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Descending

Some Typical Trash

 

Saved From the Lake

Smile!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ring Lost At Keystone Lake Tulsa, Oklahoma

from Broken Arrow (Oklahoma, United States)
Contact: 1-918-724-4184

Received a call from Joe about his wedding ring. He said he had lost it at keystone lake in Tulsa, Oklahoma and needed help to find it. I asked joe what had happened. He said he was playing with his kids and throwing a ball and off flew his ring 💍. He said he was in about four foot of water at the most. When we got to the beach area after a half mile walk he showed me the place that he lost it at. I asked him to stand at about the place were it went flew off his hand. Joe didn’t move from that spot. His kids and relatives decided to help for a bit. After awhile they left to play. While I was searching for his ring — decided to switch to my new metal detector (the PL-iking 750 pulse induction). After about an hour switched to a different area close buy and got a very good signal with the new detector. I reached down and in about three feet of water felt the shape of joe’s ring, when he wasn’t looking I said joe call your wife over here please. He was waiting for her and I pointed here she comes he turned and looked at me and I had his ring on the end of my finger. I didn’t say a word joe couldn’t believe it he thought it was gone. The smile he had was awesome. Thanks joe for the nice reward…..