Ring Recovery Tag | The Ring Finders

Man loses wedding band in waters of Pike Lake, Minto, Ontario

from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-383-6891

Received an online message from Jeff R of Brampton inquiring about the ring finders services.

Jeff was swimming with his 2 Son’s at Pike Lake. He was lifting one Son up onto the floating raft and he watched his 14k white gold wedding band slip off and fall into the waters below. Jeff went into Pike Lake office to inquire if they knew anyone that could help find his wedding band. The office staff suggested to call/message me as I had helped find another lost wedding band the previous year.

I advised Jeff that I charge to go out with my scuba gear and that when I find the clients item I ask them to “Pay-it-forward” in making a charitable donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation in which I snowmobile for. Jeff accepted my terms. Unfortunately, Jeff had to work but I was very fortunate that 2 great Friends from the ring find at the same location last year Heather & Greg K were available to assist in safety spotting for my dive. Heather was also kind enough to do a “Live” Facebook feed!! They have been great Friends every since that day!!

After 5 minutes with my Minelab Excalibur 2, approximately 17′ depth in the murky waters below I had a solid wonderful tone and BINGO…there was Jeff’s ring. He had given me the identifying marks and happy to confirm it was his!!

Here’s a link TO THE VIDEO;

I finally met up with Jeff this past week with his lovely wife a brand new baby Girl. Very happy to assist in returning his beloved blessed wedding band. Jeff mentioned his hand felt naked without it and was very happy to have his wedding band back on his finger.

Pleasure to meet this lovely young Family and honoured to help return Jeff’s wedding band!!

  

Platinum and Gold Ring recovery Mudsliding in the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia

from Amherst (Nova Scotia, Canada)
Contact: 1-902-885-5593

I just got back from vacation when I got an email and a voice mail from Ian. He and his beautiful wife were visiting Nova Scotia and on a Tidal bore rafting tour which included some mudsliding fun in a small inlet on the river. When he went to wash some of the mud from himself, he felt his ring slip off his finger and disappear into the muddy water.

I’ve not had any prior experience in searching for lost items in the Bay of Fundy because there is so much mud and the tide can be brutal. It has the highest tides in the world. It takes around 6 hours for the tide to change and averages around 50 feet in height. You can imagine anything that drops, would be gone in seconds.

I did a quick check of the tide chart, the tide was at it’s lowest on the day Ian’s ring fell into the mud. I knew if I didn’t get there the next day, I would never have a chance of finding it because of the tide. So I contacted Ian by phone and we made a plan to meet the next day.

We met up and went right to searching. I decided to wear my booties and wondered if the mud might suck them right off my feet. It was so slippery trying to get down to the waters edge. The tide was still up quite high ( because I’m an early bird and like to get in every second of searching) The water wasn’t so cold at first, so neck deep we were, pushing against the outgoing tide wasn’t easy. Nothing and more nothing, I thought the mission was lost after the first hour of not a signal, but determined to search until the tide went out and was on its way back in. It was getting cold, goosebumps and shivers were catching up to me when I heard the faintest sound. I went over it a few times and thought na, it sounded good but then it was acting a little like iron. I told myself, well it was the only thing I heard all day, we were going to dig it up. I did some scooping and Ian did some scooping, it just didn’t want to be found, about 20 scoops in, Ian shook the mud from the scoop and pulled out his ring. Talk about big smiles!

It’s always a big sigh of relief when a ring is found. This was the hardest search so far, and I learned a lot about the Bay of Fundy mud. It goes to show, that there is still always a chance of getting lucky.

Ring Recovery #6

from Sea Isle City (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-856-617-4641

Wedding ring recovered in Ocean City NJ. I got a call from fellow ringfinder John Favno asking if I could attempt a recovery in Ocean City. I went there and battled the surf and 4 ft waves to take the ring back from Davy Jones locker using my Minelab Equinox and my T Rex scoop. The owner was quite surprised and happy to have their heirloom returned.

Family Heirloom Ring Recovered On Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

from Tampa Bay (Florida, United States)

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.”

(Largo) Stan (727) 421-9293    (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968    (Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191    (Bradenton/Sarasota) Wayne  (813) 367-7459

Family Heirloom Ring Recovered on Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

Future Florida residents, Mike and Courtney Chenkus, were relaxing on the beach at Indian Rocks and decided to have some fun tossing a football. Mike was about waist deep and tossing the ball when he was hit by a large wave and felt his wedding ring slide off his finger, disappearing into the Gulf.  The ring had previously belonged to Mike’s father and was over 50 years old, a true family treasure.  While devastated by the loss, Mike and Courtney did what they could to mark the location. Later that evening, Mike Googled “lost ring Clearwater” and found the SRARC website. After speaking with team member, Stan Flack, Stan reached out to team member Ed Osmar. Ed & Mike then arranged a hunt. Mike described where he thought the ring was lost. Ed factored in the tide change and conditions and after about 30 minutes was happily returning the ring to Mike! Courtney happened to be videoing the special moment on her cell phone! The entire family was extremely grateful and excited to see the ring back on Mike’s hand! Nice work, Ed!

LOST RING RECOVERED IN INDIAN SHORES BEACH, FLORIDA

from Tampa Bay (Florida, United States)

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.”

(Largo) Stan (727) 421-9293 (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968 (Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191 (Bradenton/Sarasota) Wayne (813) 367-7459

LOST RING RECOVERED IN INDIAN SHORES BEACH, FLORIDA

Fred was enjoying the beach with his partner, John, playing catch with a ball. When Fred went to make a catch. he felt his ring come off his finger.  The water was murky and too hard to search so they sadly went home without Fred’s ring. The next day John found SRARC on Google and  SRARC Ring Finder member, Stan Flack, was notified.  Stan arranged for Ed Osmar, Mike Shuler and himself to meet John at the beach.  After about an hour of hunting, Stan was lucky enough to find the ring.  A very happy and excited John could not wait to tell John the great news! Hugs all the way around! Another great effort, guys!

 

NOT …. HOPELESS IN CLEARWATER BEACH WITH RECOVERED RING

from Tampa Bay (Florida, United States)

NOT …. HOPELESS IN CLEARWATER BEACH WITH RECOVERED RING!

Having unsuccessfully hunted for Sarah’s ring several weeks previously, SRARC Ring Finder member, Stan Flack, had recommended that Sarah put an ad on Craigslist with just enough detail to describe her ring, a general location in hope that another detectorist might have already found it and would see it on Craigslist.

Fast forward two weeks later, SRARC Ring Finder member, Mike Shuler, was out for a fun hunt, unaware of the existence of this ring or that anyone was looking for it. Mike hit a loud unfamiliar tone, and two scoops later he was holding the nicest ring he had ever found!  When Mike got home, he went straight to Craigslist’s Lost & Found section and  typed in “platinum” and was instantly looking at a photo of the ring in his hand!

In the ad, the owner said she had lost the ring exactly three weeks earlier, while playing catch with her kids in the water. Sarah had received a number of disappointing responses, so she didn’t reply the first time Mike tried to contact her. Once Mike said he was affiliated with SRARC, Sarah contacted Mike. Even then, Sarah wanted to see a picture of the ring. Mike sent her a couple of photos, to which Sarah responded with this message:

“I cannot believe you have found my ring! I am overcome with emotion. I thought I would never see it again. Let me gather myself together and I will call you to discuss how we can get it back to me. I truly can’t thank you enough. You are testament that there are still good people in the world. You are truly a blessing. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

Just goes to show you to never give up on those lost rings because you just never know.  Very proud to have you on the team, Mike!

 

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.”

(Largo) Stan (727) 421-929    (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968    (Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191    (Bradenton/Sarasota) Wayne  (813) 367-7459

Birthday and Anniversary Saved By Ring Recovered on Clearwater Beach, Florida

from Tampa Bay (Florida, United States)

Birthday & Anniversary Saved by Ring Recovered on Clearwater Beach, Florida

Visiting from New Jersey, Joe and his family were enjoying an evening at Clearwater Beach. Joe and his wife Gena, were celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary and Joe’s 40th birthday! Once Joe got back to the beach house around 9 p.m., he noticed his ring was missing. Joe spent a miserable night thinking about his ring and the next day decided to Google “lost ring.” That’s where he found SRARC on the Internet and called Ring Finder team member Stan Flack.   A hunt was arranged for later that day.  Stan along with Ring Finder members Ed Osmar, Paul Hill, Mark Sillence and Jerry Schneider met with Joe and started hunting a wide area that included the water and sand. After about 15 minutes into the hunt, Stan came up with the ring, much to the delight of Joe! Hugging everyone and smiling, Joe exclaimed, “this is the best birthday present I could wish for.” Nice work, guys!  We all wish Joe & Gena many healthy & happy anniversaries and birthdays together. This one will certainly be memorable!

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.”

(Largo) Stan (727) 421-9293    (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968    (Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191    (Bradenton/Sarasota) Wayne  (813) 367-7459

 

 

 

 

 

Men’s Wedding Band Lost in Garden Belfountain, ON

from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-383-6891

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I was speaking with a fellow Belfountain Heritage Society member Steve G about my metal detecting hobby. He proceeded to tell me that 2 years prior he was gardening and somehow his 14k platinum wedding band slipped off into the dirt. This wedding band was very special to him as it was matching wedding band to his Wife’s. I immediately offered to drop by with my detector to help in locating it. Date and time was set.

Lovely early summers morning….set up my gear and within 2 minutes BEEP BEEP…the detector went off! Took out my pinpointed and there it was. AMAZING feeling for my very 1st ring recovery!

One very happy wife as they were to celebrate their 14th Wedding Anniversary the following week which made this extra special!!

Here is the video https://youtu.be/UXxKZ0MtGTg

Ring Recovery for a Friend at the Football Stadium

from Bryson City (North Carolina, United States)

I had a friend contact me about needing help finding his platinum wedding band he lost at the local HS football stadium. Didn’t sound like a hard recovery. And it wasn’t. Only took 10 minutes and all I had to use was my pinpointer. One more smile for the books!

Lost Ring or Jewelry Cartersville Georgia

from Cartersville (Georgia, United States)