All terrain water and land
Hello! My name is Josh Kimmel. I recently joined The Ring Finders. I am very involved with metal detecting and have a true passion for this hobby / lifestyle as well as a passion for recovering history in all of it’s forms. My passion for metal detecting goes beyond just merely trying to find pieces of the past, I also have a passion for helping others locate those special lost items that they thought may have been lost forever. That’s right!, I enjoying trying to help others find these items and strive to reunite people with their items. Jewelry such as class rings, wedding bands, engagement rings, gold, silver, platinum and other rings and jewelry to keys and even property markers. I have been asked to search for many different things and strive to do my best to locate them when possible. One of my favorite returns was of a silver and platinum class ring that had been lost for approx. 31 years when I one day found it and tracked the owner down to return it to her within 2 weeks. When people lose that precious, sentimental item it can be very distressing and I do what I can. Each lost item is unique and has a story of it’s own. When that item is lost by someone that story doesn’t have to end. With a recovery that story can continue.
If you are in the Celina, OH or Grand Lake St. Mary’s area or even the Ohio counties of Mercer, Auglaize, Van Wert, Allen and other outlying areas I just may be able to help. Why try to rent a metal detector or find a metal detector rental to try and locate your lost sentimental item or a particular metal item you would like found when you can contact a metal detector specialist that will use many years of experience as well as some of the best equipment to try and locate that item for you. Forget renting the detector and get a detectorist!
My years of experience and the equipment I use enable me to find and locate many different metal items in all terrains. Parks, private yards, school yards, tot lots, beaches, snow, water(up to 5ft deep), fields, woods, hillsides and anywhere else for that matter. Rings, jewelry, property markers, cache hunting, property searches and so on I’m always trying to help people with my experience. I even offer my services to Realtor s, Law enforcement, and insurace companies as well others and do what I can to help.
If you are in or around any of the above mentioned or surrounding areas of Ohio contact me and we can discuss the situation.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Laura Citron, a genuinely sweet gal from Atlanta GA was enjoying a charity auction outing with a former college roommate at South Seas Island Resort in Captiva Island, FL. They were enjoying the unseasonably warm gulf waters when her cherished gold, platinum and diamond ring suddenly slipped off her finger in waist deep water. Helpful resorters and three eager lads frantically searched for the ring for some time–all to no avail. The sentimental and material loss, along with not knowing how her husband would react, for the moment, seemed more than she could bear. She had also dropped her “scheduled insurance endorsement” for the ring on her homeowners policy two years previously.
Theringfinders.com now springs into action. A helpful captain of a cruise boat found our website and gave Laura my phone number. She gave me a call, but unfortunately my wife and I were unavailable for an immediate response for her desperate call for help. Due to the late hour of the day, I then decided to call my in laws whom we live with and are associate ring finder hobbiests with my wife and I. I passed on Laura’s contact information to them. My in laws had friends visiting from Indiana and the four of them met Laura the next day at South Seas Island Resort to search for the ring.
Laura and her friend seemed to have a fairly accurate description as to where the ring was lost. After 90 minutes of searching, the prospects of a successful recovery were starting to look grim having already searched over 200 feet of beach front in shoulder deep water. However, after expanding the search another 20 foot northward in chest deep water, the Minelab Excaliber II gave that familiar sound every ring finder loves to hear! Bingo–another successful recovery.
By this time there was quite a little gathering of hopeful enthusiasts including some resort staff, awaiting the outcome of this intense search. Needless to say, the reuniting of this ring with its rightful owner, brought tears, cheers, high fives and finally, a night of restful sleep. Within minutes, this happy reunion via Facebook was announced to the world. Although some in the crowd called this find “a miracle” it was actually the result of persistent grid searching in combination of having the right equipment for the task.
Lovely Dorthea (pictured below) called this morning requesting my detecting services after having lost her emerald/diamond/gold ring off of her finger as she was cleaning the railing of her tenth floor condo balcony. The ring had flew off her finger and fallen 10 stories below into the thick/dense grass.
After being unable to locate the ring herself, Dorthea called for help. Within 30 minutes of detecting, the dropped ring was recovered!
December 8, 2012
While shelling in the cool and refreshing waters of the Gulf of Mexico off of Sanibel, this newly married couple realized that the husband’s platinum wedding band had gone missing. The couple was extremely distraught as the band holds much sentimental value to them.
After searching extensively on their own, the couple gave me a call the next morning. Within a few hours of the call, my wife and I were each in the water detecting. Another few hours had passed with no success of finding the missing ring–we were all very discouraged. After consulting with the couple again as to the exact area where they thought the ring went missing, my wife and I decided to split up again and return to the water to search.
After several minutes–SUCCESS! The ring was found a few yards outside the search area. My wife and I reunited the couple with the ring. Hugs, tears and many thank you’s were exchanged and the couple can now rest easy knowing the missing ring is back on the husband’s finger where it belongs.