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Ring Found in Attic, Worth the Wait!

from Cape Cod (Massachusetts, United States)
Contact: 1-860-309-3307

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A perfect duo – ATPro and 4.5” Sniper coil – for an attic search

With out this duo Keith would more than likely still be without his father’s wedding band that he had worn for several years. In his original E-mail; Keith wrote “I am not 100% certain but I think the ring fell into about 2 feet of blown-in insulation in my attic. Back in February my roof was leaking, I went into the attic to investigate, and later that evening I realized my ring was gone. If the ring is in the attic it’s in a tight spot close to the eaves, it’s a difficult area to search. I borrowed a metal detector and spent some time searching without any luck. I had never used a metal detector before, and I don’t have a lot of confidence that I was using it efficiently.”

I agreed with his assessment plus it was now May and attic temperatures were on the rise. Also I did not have the best equipment that I thought would locate the ring. I had the ATPro, but not the Sniper coil. A request went out to two clubs and a dealer for help in locating one I could buy or beg, borrow, or steal for a day. No luck! Then in October a new coil came into the dealer and I bought it. Three days later I was in the attic, on a nice cool morning, poking around in the deep insulation. It took about 10 minutes to search the 14 inch space between each set of ceiling joists. In the third area I got a repeatable signal close to a wire loop. I moved the loop and the signal was still there and so was the ring. Seconds later an emotional Keith had the ring on his finger. As I left, Keith was on the way to his mother’s house to show her the ring had been found.

 

Rick,

Thanks again for finding my wedding ring, I couldn’t be happier to have it again, and I owe it all to you. At times in the past few months I felt devastated over having lost the ring, but you brought what was needed and I’m so glad to have found it. I’m attaching the photos I took with my phone from the attic. I’m not sure they completely do it justice as the insulation was at least 2-3 feet deep in spots. And here is a recap of the story of the ring, please feel free to post about it on your blog:

My father passed away when I was 5 years old, and 30 years later my mother gave me his wedding ring to me to wear as my own wedding ring. My wife Christine thought it was a great idea to use the ring. The ring is engraved with my parent’s initials and wedding date. I have little memory of my father, and the ring helped to create a connection that was very important to me. In February of this year, during a healthy snow storm, I noticed a water stain on the bedroom ceiling and realized there was some type of roof leak. As you know, the leak was in a far corner of the attic, and I had to investigate the leak on my hands and knees partially buried in insulation. A few hours later I realized the ring had slipped off my finger at some point during the day. The most likely place for the ring was in the attic, and I made several search attempts in the area. I borrowed a metal detector, but having no experience with one, this attempt and all my attempts were fruitless. I thought it was gone for good, and it was then that despair would set in when I thought about having lost it. As I mentioned, it was extremely painful for me to tell my mother that I had lost this ring. But then we waited out the summer, you got the coil, got down on your hands and knees into the corner of the attic and found it. I didn’t tell my mother that you were coming to look, I didn’t want to create any false hope if we couldn’t find it. I was able to surprise her later on Sunday with the ring. I really can’t thank you enough for finding it.

Keith

 

Metal Detecting For a Lost Rose Gold Wedding Band at UBC, Vancouver.

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: (778) 838-3463

Today I was running around getting ready for a trip to the Rocky Mountains to Yoho National Park (10 hour drive) to look for a lost silver ring in 4 feet of water…Ice cold glacier water! I looked at the weather channel and it was snowing there today and a chance of flurries tomorrow…Of course I just sold my truck… I got home at 2pm today and started cooking a meal when I got a call from a young lady who lost her wedding band at UBC (University of British Columbia) She wanted to know if I could come out and find it for her…I was on my way!

It’s about a 45 minute drive to get there and when I arrived I was greeted by a young lady by the name of Noa. She walked me down to the location where she lost her ring and told me that she lost 2 rings but found 1 by looking around. The problem was there was long grass all around and the ring could easily be in the grass. I started my search and unfortunately there was lots of targets in this area…10 minutes later I heard that nice medium tone and I separated the grass and saw the rose gold ring glinting in the sunlight.

 

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Lost Wedding Band at Abbotsford Construction Site…Found

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: (778) 838-3463

Just yesterday around 3 pm I received a call from a young man that lost his wedding band at a construction site in Abbotsford.I quickly called our other member from Abbotsford to see if he wanted to do it as it would be nice for him to get some practise but I never heard back from him so I made arrangements to meet Chris who lost his ring that evening.Abbotsford is a good hour drive for me so by the time I got off work and grabbed my equipment and met Chris at a gas station it was 10 pm. I followed him to the construction site where I signed in and followed him to his job site where his ring was lost. We looked over the 2 possibilities and we both felt that the ring was lost at the 2nd location. I grabbed my light to do the interview and off I went to search for the ring… It only took a minute to get a signal and a huge Smile! I feel just as excited to find the ring as the person I find it for!  Chris was so very happy, he called his wife who sounded very excited and emotional that the ring was found!It’s so refreshing to see what a ring means to a man as we know how emotional the ladies get when I recover their lost rings. Chris loved his ring very much and loved the lady who gave it to him and I’m so glad I was able to continue their story! Thank you for the kind reward Chris!I love my Job!Lost Something? Call me ASAPYou can watch the recovery below…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5P30Aaj8ak

Found 1885 Five Dollar American Gold Coin at Vancouver Park…

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: (778) 838-3463

Well its been an amazing week and a half for recoveries! I Found a $7000 Rolex watch and a $4500 Breitling watch along with a diamond pendent and some gold wedding bands and a silver native ring. I have been able to make a few people very happy these days!        This was another highlight for me as I got a call to find a beautiful $5.00 Gold Coin for a young man who lost it playing baseball.  I met the young man and his girlfriend at around 11pm as I new that we had to find it ASAP. You see he told me that his late Grandfather gave it to him many years ago and he wore it everyday.I asked a few questions and felt good about finding the gold coin because the grass was a bit high and we all know how gold likes to hide… Well it could only hide for 45 minutes from me before I was able to find and give it back to the owner.   I have the greatest job in the world! I get to make people smile! It was nice meeting you both tonight Roger and I’m so happy that you got your Grandfathers gift back! Thank you for the kind reward!  Best, Chris TurnerI love my job! Lost something?Call me ASAP! You can watch the search below.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NENBmBUH6Hs

Lost Graduation Ring in Fort Langley BC…Found!

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: (778) 838-3463

Hi and thanks for reading my story about a lost steel graduation ring that was given to students that graduated their Iron Engineering Course. The call came in and the young man told me the story that he lost his steel graduation ring while helping his girlfriend do some gardening at her families home. By the sounds of it he was pretty sure that it was lost some where in the garden and I felt my chances were good to find it.

When I arrived at the location I was greeted by the young man and his girlfriend, I got my detector out of my truck and fired it up, we started to head to the garden in question and before I could swing the loop more then 3 times we both saw the ring lying in the dirt…

He started laughing and it was over that quick! This is the second time in 3 hunts that the ring was found in a less then a minute. I have the greatest job in the world! I get to make people Smile!

 

 

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