First find for TRF!
I woke up Saturday 8/9/20 to a frantic email from someone who’d lost a ring on Tybee Island, GA the night before. This lovely young couple had just gotten engaged and only 24 hours later the ring was lost. To make matters worse it was the last day of their stay there and they’d have to head back to Florida that afternoon. I set out from Statesboro that morning and met them on Tybee where they’d been camping out watching the spot where they’d lost the ring. After ten minutes of searching we were able to reunite her with the ring.
It was a highly trafficked area but luckily was very clean and so I didn’t have to deal with much trash.
All in all an awesome day and I was glad to be able to assist them in their moment of crisis.
“I can’t thank Todd enough for finding her engagement ring! After coming back to the beach to celebrate our sunset engagement, exactly 24 hours after I proposed to her, the ring got dropped. We were mortified after looking down and seeing nothing in the loose sand. We spent hours late at night combing through sand at the beach and were about ready to call it a complete loss; I expected nobody to be available on a Sunday morning, and we had nowhere to stay to wait any longer. Todd called us first thing in the morning after seeing our frantic email, and got from Statesboro to Tybee Island as fast as he could. After 10 minutes of searching, he found the ring buried under inches of sand! I’m eternally grateful for his help and expertise and would absolutely recommend giving him a call.”
Tuesday evening, 5:00 p.m. and my phone rings. It’s a young man name Dylan who says that while he and his family were swimming etc. at Fair Haven Beach and park on Lake Ontario, his Aunt lost her wedding band and engagement rings while sitting on the lake shore very close to the water. They had been hunting for the rings for 1 hour and was about to give up when they contacted the life guard. She (the life guard) suggested that they call me and that I would most likely be able to find the lost rings. I told Dylan that I would pack up my equipment and be there at the beach in about 1 hour. Dylan and his family were about to leave, so I told him to do so and I would get to the beach, do my search and call them when I found his Aunt’s ring.
When I arrived the life guards had marked off the area, so I search the dry sand, but the Aunt’s rings were not there. I then stepped into the water thinking that most likely a wave had come ashore, caught the rings and washed them out to the first wave break. I walked about 4 feet when my detector sounded out with that low, deep sound that told me that there was a gold ring under the coil. I had too take two scoops but up came the wedding band. GREAT, but where was the engagement ring. I swung the coil again and move forward about 18 inches and there was another low, deep sound. This time the ring was down about 8 inches so it took me 4 scoops but up came the engagement ring. BINGO I had both rings.
I called Dylan on his cell phone and told him that I had both rings, and he said that they were in downtown Fair Haven and going to a diner to eat supper. I told them that I would meet them there.
Dylan’s Aunt was very happy to get her rings back, and now she can tell the story of how her rings decided to spend some extra time soaking up the sun and sand on Fair Haven beach in 2020. LOL
Thank you Dylan, your Aunt and the whole family for the very generous finders reward.
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“I had such an amazing experience today when John and his friend Rich came to look for my ring! I had lost all hope I’ve had someone else come to search for it before and I had such low expectations. I was just going to try it as a last resort but gosh am I glad I did! They started searching and I was watching for a bit just to see if they would get anything quickly. I then went to the grocery store with the kiddos because I needed to grab a few things. Rich texted me to see if I was coming back soon and told him I was checking out at the register. Came home and John told me that rich wanted to ask me a question. I said of course with baby in hand walking down the yard I saw John turn his GoPro on and at first I was kind confused then I come down and Rich walks up and asks to see my picture of my ring again. Then as soon as I show him he goes looks a lot like this one doesn’t it? And I full blown cried. I am so thankfully for them today. They did an absolutely amazing job and I am so beyond thankful. I cannot express it enough!! These guys will find it if you can’t! I promise you! Thank you again so much.”
Back at Kai Iwi for the second time in three days for another lost ring. Thanks to Halley sending me a detailed video clip taken on the day, I was able to save him the three hour trip back up from Auckland.
I was a little concerned seeing evidence of metal detector activity from the last couple of days, and despite their tracks walking right past the ring, they had missed it!
This where the experience and skills of Ringfinders comes in, with patience and a disciplined approach to ensure 95%+ coverage of the loss area.
As a result, just after sunrise I had the ring in the scoop. I sent a photo of it to a very relieved Halley, followed by a quick swim to celebrate, and headed home.
A few weeks ago I was detecting on my favorite beach – Barra da Tijuca, on my favorite spot – Praia do Pepê, when a couple approached and asked me if I could help them find a gold medal they had lost a few minutes before. They told me they were tourists from the capital, Brasilia, were enjoying their visit to Rio a lot but the loss of that medal was a real drawback.
He said he had lifted his wife in the air but in the process her hand got tangled in his necklace and it snaped, sending his gold chain and medal flying through the air. They found the chain but not the medal.
As they had a good idea where it had landed, it did not take me long to find it. When I picked it from the scoop (after seeing bottle caps, pull tabs, coins and even a small metal toy car be pulled out of it) they got elated to say the least. Being responsible for that big smile and that strong hug is priceless.
I love my hobby.
Almost in the end of winter here in Rio de Janeiro, I received a call from Leo. He had lost his wedding band playing volleyball on a sand court.
When I got there I was met by him and his adorable wife who were really upset about the loss.
He told me he was pretty sure he had lost it on the side of the court we were standing. Actually he could swear he had seen it flying from his finger. I spent about an hour searching that side of it and found from rusted nails to a small religious silver medal, but no ring.
Going to the other side of it, swinging my coil randomly to start, within minutes I had his wedding band inside my scoop. The couple was more than happy to have it back. Afterwards the told me they really did not believe it could ever be found.
Another happy ending for a happy couple.
I was approached by Adriana’s father and he asked if could help find his daughters lost silver claddagh ring. She had taken the ring off and placed it in her backpack and then went to get something out of the bag and the ring fell out. The ring is now back on the finger.
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Today you made what seemed to me like the impossible happen. The little diamond moon charm that meant so much to me and my sister and was no bigger than my pinkie fingernail is in my hand.
When my sister’s necklace broke and the charm fell into the sand yesterday, we hunted for over an hour with no luck. Then a wonderful 8-year-old girl we didn’t know saw us looking and offered her help. She and her brother and father used their metal detector and sieve for at least another hour before we all decided that we had to let it go.
But I don’t let things go that easily, so when I got home, I went online and found your website. When I called, you were calm and confident. you said that if the charm was there, we would find it.
The phrase “needle in a haystack” kept running through my mind on my way to meet you. The beach is so big and the sand can bury something that small so easily, never to be seen again.
But once I was able to show you the area where the charm had fallen, it was only a matter of minutes before you turned up the spot of sand where the little charm lay, still partially buried, but sparkling in the sun. What a happy moment! I will never forget it.
Your calm, confident patience were just what was needed for the job, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for making what seemed like the impossible happen.