Is there anything worse than having car trouble on the side of the road? Unfortunately, Daniel and Lidia found out that yes, there can be something worse. About five days ago Daniel had some car trouble on the side of a lonely road in Erie, Colorado and brought his wife out to assist him in getting his vehicle back on the road. While Daniel was working under the hood, Lidia was standing on the soft shoulder between the road and a local farm field and as the time lingered on, she felt in horror as her beloved wedding ring slipped off of her finger and fell to the ground. She and Daniel looked and looked and even dug into the ground as they felt it had slipped into a crack of the dry, parched earth but without any success in retrieving it. They stuck a screwdriver into the ground where they felt it had fallen to mark the location and made a couple more trips out there to try and find it with no luck…
Lidia searched the internet and found her way to TheRingFinders website and after a quick search in Colorado was able to locate me as a Ring Finder in her area. She contacted me via text and we made plans to meet out at the site where the ring was lost. I was very optimistic that we would find the wedding ring because they had done such a good job noting the area and pinpointing the exact spot the ring was dropped. Daniel and Lidia met me at a parking lot across the road and we talked about the story again of how they lost the wedding ring. I could tell that they were very anxious to see if we could find this symbol of their love and marriage. We drove over to the site and parked on the side of the road ahead of the place where they thought they had lost it. I jumped out with my Teknetics T2 metal detector and Garrett Carrot pinpointer and started to grid off the area. I noticed there was tons of trash in the area and being right next to the road, it was expected. I decided to pick out the strong shallow targets first then if I hadn’t found it, I would transition to deeper targets. Daniel and Lidia thought that it had possibly fell into a crack in the dirt and fell deeper as they tried to dig for it. I was there for about 15 minutes and there were no strong signals in the ‘dig’ area where they had searched themselves but there was one scratchy signal that showed to be about 3-4 inches down. I decided to dig that target. With Daniel looking over my shoulder and after removing about 3 inches of dirt, he yelled, “there it is” and pointed to the shiny color streaming out of the brown dirt.
I had found the wedding ring! I removed it from the dirt and showed it to Lidia who was waiting in their truck. The smiles were wide on all our faces as she approached us exclaiming she couldn’t believe we had found it. It is always an amazing feeling when you can return a lost item to its owner after they had given up hope that they would ever see it again. It was my honor to help them out and I hope to be able to put smiles on many more faces to come.
Ring Recovered 9-15-2021
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So I got a call for a lost wedding ring. The gentleman was weeding his raised bed gardens in the fall to prepare them for replanting. At the end of the day, after discovering the missing ring he figured that on one of the many trips to throw the handfuls of weeds into the woods, his wedding ring joined them on the flight. He proceeded to search the many weed piles on the forest floor, with no luck. He even borrowed a metal detector, which made lots of noise and gave him exercise but no wedding ring. He then found me online and called and we arranged a time to meet/search. I arrived, got the whole story and saw the search areas. I then laid out and started my search, with the highest likely areas of loss first. After searching all the gardens, weed throw areas, paths to and from, and possible areas of other outdoor chores and coming up empty, it was time to expand the search area. After a 1/2 hr and 8ft outside te original search area, I heard the tone that I was looking for, and after moving some grass aside there was a lovely circle of gold looking back at me. I pulled a surprise reveal by asking him to see his wife’s matching ring to remind me what I was looking for, and when he showed it to me I said “You’re right it does look exactly like yours”, and placed his ring beside her ring in my hand. A confused look came over him followed by a wave of realization and his eyes welled up and as he started thanking me. That reaction was all the thanks I needed.
Jen & Paulo went for a day of sun and fun with their children to the municipal beach at Long Point, Ontario August 15th, 2020.
Paulo caught a football in the water and watched as his 14k white gold wedding band popped of his finger and into the water. Later in the week Jen had googled list ring and TheRingFinder’s website came up. Jen had called me and I explained there was a registered ring finder a great deal closer to the location. Unfortunately he was not available and recommend me!
I proceeded to met Jen, Paulo and kids on August 22nd, 2020 early morning. The waters were quite rough with an undertow. After grid searching a wide area for about 4 hours, they had to head home. I continued gridding a larger area and went back to a middle further out portion to re-grid. No luck.
This past week the weather was getting cooler and work was hectic. So I decided to book a holiday day off and ventured back down to Long Point on my own. With-in 15 minutes on my second pass back to shore I had an 11/12 on the Minelab Equinox 800 detector 6” down! Pulled the wedding band out on the first scoop!!!!
Then the surprise FaceTime call to Jen!! Check out this video!!
Happy to return this wedding ring to it’s rightful owner and grateful for their donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation in which Jen & Paulo will receive a tax receipt!! PAYING-IT-FORWARD 🌸💖🌸 ROCKS!! Everyone wins!!
Michael and his family rented a cottage in the Port Carling, Muskoka Lakes Cottage country area in Ontario!
The cottage was nestled in the pine trees with an incredible view on Lake Joseph!
Michael had gone for a swim and later in the day he realized his custom wedding band crafted from an engine fan blade of an F-16 fighter jet was no longer on his finger! He and his wife Heather searched their cottage and boat with no luck!
Michael somehow got talking to my Friend Don “The HULSTER” Hulse whom works at the transfer station. Don advised Michael to call his Wife Laurie for my information!
I received a message from him and agreed to head up very early the following Labour Day holiday morning to search in the water!
Happy to have pulled off the surprise in recovering Michael’s unique wedding band!!
Check out the surprise In this video link…I reversed it up from my normal routine!!
Another donation coming into the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation 🌸💖🌸
Thanks to my dear Friend’s Laurie & Don for their recommendation 🌺❤️🌺 #LakeJoseph