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Lost Wedding Ring in Waterway Sugar Land, Texas (found) by John Volek

from Sugar Land (Texas, United States)
Contact: 1-281-330-7758

Lost Wedding Ring in Waterway Sugar Land, Texas (found) by John Volek

A few weeks back, Ronnie contacted me about his lost wedding ring. Ronnie said his ring had been lost of a bridge in a community in Sugar Land while feeding turtles with his nieces and nephews.

Check out the video to see the story! You can see by Ronnie’s smile it was a good outcome!

 

 

 

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Equipment Used:

Garrett ATPro

Minelab Excalibur II

 

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The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service-Houston

Lost Something Important? We can HELP!

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service in Houston can locate you lost engagement ring, wedding ring, favorite piece of jewelry, family heirloom, or other important personal item.

We can search virtually any location, some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks, and even your own back yard. If you lost your RING or other precious item “Don’t Wait-Call Now!”

 

www.theringfinders.com                                        Texas

www.theringfinders.com/john.volek

Don’t wait… Call now!

281-330-7758

 

 

 

Lost Wedding Ring Needville, Texas found by John Volek

from Sugar Land (Texas, United States)
Contact: 1-281-330-7758

Lost Wedding Ring in Needville, Texas found by John Volek

I received a call from Amy yesterday regarding her lost wedding ring set. Amy said she had been playing kickball in the backyard with her kids when she lost her ring. Amy said, she was sure it ring flew off her finger when she was throwing the ball to one of her boys. Amy said, she immediately felt it come off her hand, and everyone stopped playing and began searching for her missing rings.

Amy said after the unsuccessfully search, she resorted to the internet for help and found “The Ring Finders”, she placed the call!

 

 

 

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Equipment Used:

CTX 3030

TRX Pinpointer

GoPro camera

 

 

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The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service

Lost Something Important? We can HELP!

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service in Houston can locate you lost engagement ring, wedding ring, favorite piece of jewelry, family heirloom, or other important personal item.

We can search virtually any location, some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks, and even your own back yard. If you lost your RING or other precious item “Don’t Wait-Call Now!”

 

www.theringfinders.com                                        Texas

www.theringfinders.com/john.volek

Don’t wait… Call now!

281-330-7758

 

Lost Texas A&M Class Ring Clear Creek (Houston, Texas

from Sugar Land (Texas, United States)
Contact: 1-281-330-7758

Lost Texas A&M Ring while kayaking the rain swollen Clear Creek (Houston, Texas)

Tuff searching conditions and negative results were the unfortunate outcome of this year’s first search.

I was contacted by Joe who found “The Ring Finders” on-line while searching for help on how to find his lost ring. Joe said, he and his girlfriend had been navigating their way down Clear Creek in their kayaks when he managed to lose his ring.

Joe said the kayaking conditions were tuff, with muddy conditions at both the launch and recovery locations. Joe said he believed the ring may have slipped of hos finger in the muddy conditions at either the launch or recovery location.

Joe’s new 2016 class ring was not found, but we plan to return in the following month when the water in the creek has receded. The edges of the creek were very steep and slippery, with waters depths exceeding any possibility of entering the water safely.

 

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The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service

Lost Something Important? We can HELP!

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service in Houston can locate you lost engagement ring, wedding ring, favorite piece of jewelry, family heirloom, or other important personal item.

We can search virtually any location, some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks, and even your own back yard. If you lost your RING or other precious item “Don’t Wait-Call Now!”

 

www.theringfinders.com                                        Texas

www.theringfinders.com/john.volek

Don’t wait… Call now!

281-330-7758

 

 

 

 

 

Lost Wedding Ring Lake Lewisville, Texas

from Sugar Land (Texas, United States)
Contact: 1-281-330-7758

Lost Wedding Ring Lake Lewisville, Texas

 

October 2014

Received the following e-mail:

Subject: Wedding band lost in Lake
Hello,
I came across your website and was wondering if you could find my lost wedding band.  I see you are in Houston.  I live in the DFW area and lost my wedding band this weekend in Lake Lewisville.  I have the exact location.  It would require you to dive about 20-25 feet with scuba gear.  I only had it for two months and I am willing to pay you for your services.  Please let me know.
Thanks.
Richard

I contacted Don Wilson from The Ring Finders in Dallas and relayed the call information to him, and my interests in attempting a recovery. Lake Lewisville is in Don’s backyard and I knew he would know all the logistical aspects of the search location.

Don did all the ground work on this job, taking photographs of the search location, meeting with Richard at dock weeks prior, and making all the arrangement with the marina for our visit. Having the Dallas team present (Don and Ellen) and their son Tripp was the only reason this recovery attempt was even possible.

Don, Ellen, and Tripp thank you again for everything…

 

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The dock in Lake Lewisville  (the search location)

The depth 23″ feet, and after the 12′ mark total blackness down to the bottom at 23′, the bottom a soft silt mud. Utilized a custom made PVC dive pole to mark the primary search location from the surface. Used a boogie board leash as a lanyard attachment to the PVC pole ensuring I would not drift off of the search location (essentially cave diving in total darkness). The dangers in these black water dives is becoming entangled in or under one of the boat lifts or dock while ascending back to the surface.

 

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You can see from the photograph above, overhead obstacles where a significant obstruction, basically you had to work your way under the lift to descend to the mark.

Now for the downside, after one hour and ten minutes of bottom time, I could not find that missing RING. The bottom of the boat slip at 23′ provided its own challenges, laden heavy with scrap material from the docks construction, and other large miscellaneous metal items made the search a real challenge.

 

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The two lawn chairs above were fastened together with a cable lock and were an unexpected find at the bottom. I worked the bottom with a handheld Vibra-Tech 730 sifting through 4-5 inches of mud pulling up targets.

Large pieces of iron, cut pad locks, small nails and bottle tops were among the assortment of recovered items.

 

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A short video illustrating the recovery location

 

 

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It was a tough way to end the day, I always like finding the prize. The ring may be worth another look one day, but for now the ring belongs to the lake.

 

Equipment Used:

Hookamax Dive System

Vibra-Tech 730

A strong support team (The Ring Finders-Dallas)

 

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service

We can search virtually any location, some of the most common places are parks, lakes, beaches and even your own front yard…If you lost your “Ring” or other precious item…We can find it!

We train regularly and use the best Metal Detecting Equipment available insuring the greatest possibility of finding your lost possessions.

 

www.theringfinders.com                                         Texas

www.theringfinders.com/john.volek

Don’t wait… Call now!

John Volek

281-330-7758

 

Lost Ring Lake Conroe, Texas (Recovered)

from Sugar Land (Texas, United States)
Contact: 1-281-330-7758

08/17/2014 Lost Ring Lake Conroe, Texas (Recovered)

I was contacted by Katie on Saturday regarding her husband’s Lost Wedding Ring in Lake Conroe. Katie said she located me on The Ring Finders directory and wanted to know if I could assist her in recovering her husband’s wedding ring. Katie said the ring was in about 4 foot of water off the dock behind their residence on Lake Conroe.

An excerpt from our communications on Saturday.

Hi john…its Katie Harris. I spoke to you regarding my husband’s ring that I lost off of our boat dock. So mad at myself. He had his original ring stolen, and we just replaced it a week ago…and now I lost it!!

I asked Katie some details about the location and she was able to provide very descriptive information on the search location. (water depth, bottom conditions –mud, sand or sludge) and whether there was public access to the area to determine the urgency in our recovery efforts.

Katie had been cleaning out her pool skimmer baskets and tossing the leaves and pine needles into the lake. Katie had put on her husband’s wedding ring earlier as a reminder to take it to the jewelry store.

I asked Katie to send me some photographs of the dock and the area she believed the ring had been dropped in the water.

Katie sent me the following photographs of the dock and search area.

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I actually measured…it dropped about 48 inches out at the angle i drew from boat dock-Katie

 

I made arrangement with Katie to be at her residence the following morning. The plan was to meet with her son Tyler at the residence Sunday morning. I arrived around 10am Sunday morning and meet with Tyler who walked me through the events that led to ring being lost.

I was thinking this was going to be a very fast recovery as the perceived area to be searched was very small. I set out with the At Gold and found the bottom to be relatively clean of signals.  I worked the search area several times with negative results. I pushed the search area out a little further thinking the ring flew a little farther than Katie might have thought. I hit a couple of promising targets, but they were not the missing ring.

I closed in tighter on the search area, and started working under the dock were Katie had been standing and tossing the leaves. Bingo, I hit the ring right next to the edge of the dock, it was  on one of the piers footings.

I was glad to find the ring, I knew it meant a lot to Katie and her husband.

 

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Tyler with his Dad’s recovered Wedding Ring

 

 

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Tyler, thanks for your help, it was a factor in the recovery of your Dad’s Ring

 

 

 

Equipment Used:

Minelab Excalibur II

Anderson Extreme Detector Shaft

Garrett AT Pro

Sand Scoop

 

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service

We can search virtually any location, some of the most common places are parks, lakes, beaches and even your own front yard…If you lost your “Ring” or other precious item…We can find it!

We train regularly and use the best Metal Detecting Equipment available insuring the greatest possibility of finding your lost possessions.

 

www.theringfinders.com

www.theringfinders.com/john.volek

Don’t wait… Call now!

John Volek

281-330-7758

Lost Engagement Ring Houston,Texas (Recovered)

from Sugar Land (Texas, United States)
Contact: 1-281-330-7758

Lost Engagement Ring Houston,Texas (Recovered)

I received an e-mail from Christopher 07/29/2014 Tuesday night regarding his Fiancé’s Lost Engagement Ring. Christopher and I spoke a short time later and he explained he and his Fiancé were playing around in his front yard when her ring came off and was lost in the front lawn. Christopher said he has been looking for the ring for over two days and not be able to find her ring in the deep grass in his front yard. Christopher said after a short internet search he came across “The Ring Finders”

Christopher sent the following photographs Tuesday night of the area that would need to be searched.

 

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07/30/2014 I met with Christopher at his residence this morning and was given an overview of where he believed the ring had been dropped.

 

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Equipment Used:

Garrett AT Gold

Minelab PinPointer Pro

GoPro Hero 3

 

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service

We can search virtually any location, some of the most common places are parks, lakes, beaches and even your own front yard…If you lost your “Ring” or other precious item…We can find it!

We train regularly and use the best Metal Detecting Equipment available insuring the greatest possibility of finding your lost possessions.

 

www.theringfinders.com

www.theringfinders.com/john.volek

Don’t wait… Call now!

John Volek

281-330-7758

Lost Engagement Ring Colorado River Wharton, Texas (Recovered)

from Sugar Land (Texas, United States)
Contact: 1-281-330-7758

Lost Engagement Ring Colorado River Wharton, Texas (Recovered)

I received a call from Sarah Saturday evening who was clearly upset about having just lost her engagement Ring in the Colorado River in Wharton, Texas. Sarah said she and her Fiancé Walsh and several friends were playing in the Colorado River this afternoon when her ring fell off and landed in the river. Sarah said she new the moment it happened and sat down immediately to mark the spot. Another friend found a stick on the shoreline and marked the location in the river as a reference point. (now that was some good teamwork and quick thinking)

Sarah sent the following photographs of the location on the Colorado River, you can just make out the branch in the water where their marker stake was driven into the ground. Sarah wanted an immediate response, but it was already late and working in the dark on the river was not an option.

I met Walsh and Sarah at their River house 07/27/2014 Sunday morning , and was very graciously greeted by both in the driveway of their residence. I found out later the Diamond in Sarah’s engagement had belonged to Walsh’s great grandmother and simply could not be replaced.

 

 

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Walsh and I made the descended down to the river. The river crossing wasn’t really bad, mostly only a few feet deep and a nice sandy bottom.

 

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The beach on the far side was my target for getting set up and establishing my search pattern and grid. Sarah provided oversight from the high bank and would often provide additional search details from her location.

 

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About and hour into the search I got a nice low tone on the CTX3030. I had pulled numerous false signals at this point and I knew this was going to be something different.  The river had a nice sandy bottom, and the current would flush the bucket with little or no effort. I pulled the bucket out of the water looked in it and saw Walsh’s great grandmothers diamond.

A Bear Hug from Walsh immediately followed. 🙂 and then Sarah disappeared from sight on the high bank, turns out she was rolling on the ground overwhelmed with happiness.

 

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Walsh and Sarah were some very kind and friendly people, and it was a pleasure to return something of such great importance back to them.

 

Equipment Used:

CTX 3030

Scoop

 

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service

We can search virtually any location, some of the most common places are parks, lakes, beaches and even your own front yard…If you lost your “Ring” or other precious item…We can find it!

We train regularly and use the best Metal Detecting Equipment available insuring the greatest possibility of finding your lost possessions.

 

www.theringfinders.com

www.theringfinders.com/john.volek

Don’t wait… Call now!

John Volek

281-330-7758

 

 

Lost Wedding Ring Lake Livingston, Texas (Recovered)

from Sugar Land (Texas, United States)
Contact: 1-281-330-7758

A Wedding Ring Lost 4 years ago in Lake Livingston, Texas (Recovered)

 

07/22/2014

I received a call from Jane regarding her husbands lost wedding ring in Lake Livingston. Jane said her husband had lost his ring off the dock at her parents house on Lake Livingston a little over 4 years ago, She said his birthday was coming up and she was hoping we could find the ring and she could surprise him on his birthday. I asked Jane some additional details about the search and received the following photographs of the search area. Arrangements were made to meet on 07/26/2014 Saturday morning to search for the lost ring. I arrived early Saturday morning and Jane walked with me to the dock and pointed out the area needing to be searched. Jane explained how the ring had been lost and pointed out where in the water she believed the ring may have landed when it came off her husbands hand.

 

 

 

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The search area water depth was between 4 and 5 feet deep in most areas.

 

The bottom was a thick gumbo mud and sifting the scoop after finding a target was an impossible task. Jane’s brother John assisted in laying out a tarp on the dock were every scoop containing a target was dumped. John used one of my pin-pointers and sifted through the mud hoping to uncover the ring.

A little over an hour into the search, I pulled up another target and sitting right on top of the mud in the scoop was the missing ring.

 

 

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Some of the many targets found during the search. (sinkers, pennies, bottle caps, and assortments of nuts and bolts)

 

 

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Jane, brother John and her husbands birthday gift this year.

 

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Equipment Used:

Minelab Excalibur II

Anderson’s New Extreme Carbon Fiber Detector Shaft

Custom Scoop

GoPro Hero 3

 

 

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service

We can search virtually any location, some of the most common places are parks, lakes, beaches and even your own front yard…If you lost your “Ring” or other precious item…We can find it!

We train regularly and use the best Metal Detecting Equipment available insuring the greatest possibility of finding your lost possessions.

 

www.theringfinders.com

www.theringfinders.com/john.volek

Don’t wait… Call now!

John Volek

281-330-7758

 

 

Metal Detecting Equipment

from Sugar Land (Texas, United States)
Contact: 1-281-330-7758

Metal Detecting Equipment Houston, Texas (Anderson’s Xtreme Kit for Minelab Excalibur)

One of our sponsor at “The Ring Finders” is Anderson Detector Shafts (www.andersondetectorshafts.com) a provider of great metal detecting equipment. They have just sent me there newest Carbon Fiber multi-configuration shaft for the Excalibur II for testing and evaluation.

My initial thoughts after unboxing the detector shaft was WOW. Extraordinary quality, light weight, three configurations, durability for long term use in Salt water. I immediately new this would be the only detector shaft I would ever need for the Excalibur.

The shaft can be configured into any of the following set ups: Scuba Shaft, Over and Under, or the Long Shaft.

 

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Additional information can be found at: http://andersondetectorshafts.com/products/carbon-fiber-detector-shafts/

 

Ryan at Anderson Detector Shafts will be your point of contact for members of The Ring Finders

 

Excalibur II users be sure to look at my next post.

 

Thanks,

John Volek

www.theringfinders.com/john.volek

281-330-7758

 

 

Priceless Treasure Recovered Woodlands, Texas

from Sugar Land (Texas, United States)
Contact: 1-281-330-7758

06/28/2014

I received a call from Edith today who wanted to know if I could help recover her IPhone from the bottom of the Woodlands Boat House Waterway. Edith said she and her husband Stephen had been kayaking today, and when they returned to the dock and exited their kayaks her phone fell out of her pocket. Edith said it fell in the water right of the edge of the dock into about 7 foot of water.

Edith said prior to the kayaking trip she had placed her phone in a zip lock baggy to ensure it would stay dry while on the kayaking expedition.

Edith said she had obtained my name from Kyle the manager at the Woodland Boat House. (I had recovered Kyle’s Texas A&M Ring several months back when he accidentally dropped it into the waterway)

I told Edith that she shouldn’t count on the phone being undamaged, questioning whether a zip lock baggy would hold its seal at 7 feet. I suggested she just file with her phone’s insurance and pay her small deductible and get a new phone (normally $50.00). I told Edith my operationally cost’s for an underwater recovery would likely exceed that amount.

This is when Edith provided the following information:

  1. Zip Lock Baggy .05 cents
  2. IPhone $199.00
  3. Pictures and Documents on IPhone (priceless)

07/03/2014

I met Stephen at the dock this morning and he was very helpful in providing clear directions on the location of where the phone had been dropped. This is extremely important when dealing with zero visibility water conditions.

I remember from my previous trip to the Woodlands Waterway that the bottom is steel re-enforced concrete with about 6-8 inches of muck and debris on top of the concrete base. I didn’t spend much time on my last trip (it was very cold) trying to dial down my Excalibur to see if I could by-pass the re-bar. I opted to use my hand held Vibra-Tector 730 on this job, and it worked very well, not at all effected by the re-bar in the concrete (a lot less power in the hand held unit),

It was like working inside of a bottle of chocolate milk, but not quite as pleasant of an odor. I told Stephen this waterway reminded me of my days as a law enforcement recovery diver and some of the jobs I had worked and preferred not to remember :)’

Well after a few missed attempts, a bottle top, a piece of wire, a pair of sunglass, Bingo an IPhone.

 

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Equipment Used:

Hookamax Dive System

Vibra-Tector 730

DECON; lots and lots of soap and water….

 

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service

We can search virtually any location, some of the most common places are parks, lakes, beaches and even your own front yard…If you lost your “Ring” or other precious item…We can find it!

We train regularly and use the best Metal Detecting Equipment available insuring the greatest possibility of finding your lost possessions.

 

www.theringfinders.com

www.theringfinders.com/john.volek

Don’t wait… Call now!

John Volek

281-330-7758