Ring Lost On Siesta Key, Recovered By SRARC
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Anne’s father was the captain of a submarine during world war II and while stationed in Australia had found a beautiful sapphire stone which he purchased for his wife. Later, while back on duty one night when he surfaced the submarine to recharge the batteries the crew discovered a pilot who had been shot down and rescued him. A few weeks later when the airman departed the submarine for Pearl Harbor Ann’s father gave him the sapphire with a note of love for his wife and asked him to send it to her just in case he never returned from the war. He did return home safely at the end of the war and at that time he took the diamond from Ann’s mother’s engagement ring and together with another purchased diamond he created a new wedding ring including the sapphire from Australia. Ann inherited her mother’s ring 20 years ago and had worn it ever since. While visiting from Rhode Island she and her son, John and daughter-in-law, Simone went to Siesta key beach to enjoy a sunny warm day. While sitting in the sand Anne took the precious wedding ring off, set it on the chair arm to put suntan lotion on her hands and promptly forgot about it. They packed up and went home none the wiser and a few days later she realized the ring was missing. After checking everywhere at their house and in the car she recalled taking it off at the beach. Simone searched the Internet and discovered SRARC ring finders. She made a call to Howard Metz and Howard contacted Mike Miller and arrangements were made to meet the next morning in hopes of finding the ring. Ann and John identified an area of about 100 square feet and Mike went to work. About an hour later Mike got a sweet tone and up came the ring. Needless to say Ann was overjoyed to have such a precious ring returned after believing it was lost forever.