Ocean City NJ Lost Wedding Band Found! Ocean City NJ Patch News Features John Favano Ring Finders South Jersey
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I received a call from Bailey about her lost her Apple watch in Avalon NJ yesterday evening. Bailey said that she had been sitting in the sand when the magnetic wristband unknowingly came apart.
She was unable to find it after searching the next morning, so she contacted me after seeing a friend’s Facebook post. Shortly after my arrival to the beach she used her iPhone GPS to find the approximate location.
I then started a grid search of the area, and within a few minutes the Apple watch was found!
LOST A RING DON’T WAIT TO CALL!
I was tagged in a Facebook post on Friday evening about a class ring that was lost in the ocean in Sea Isle City, NJ. Alisa called me and explained how her daughter Rachel lost her class ring while surfing on Friday. The initial attempt on Saturday morning was limited due to high tide, so we met again later in the afternoon to go out farther. After a through grid search from the water’s edge to chest deep water, the Sacred Heart Academy class ring was found and returned!
No need to rent a metal detector and trying to figure out how use it, Call/Text Jonathan Hamill 313-683-3082 ASAP to schedule a search.
Did you or someone you know lose a ring or jewelry inside the house? I can search with specialized equipment to help narrow down the search area.
Did you or someone you know many years ago lose a ring, piece of jewelry or were rumored to have stashed cash or weapons that was never found? Call/Text me to schedule a search.
I’m able to find lost rings, jewelry, buried weapons, money boxes(cache), paper money, property pins by using best equipment and experience available for inside your house, land and water searches.
Tuesday evening, 5:00 p.m. and my phone rings. It’s a young man name Dylan who says that while he and his family were swimming etc. at Fair Haven Beach and park on Lake Ontario, his Aunt lost her wedding band and engagement rings while sitting on the lake shore very close to the water. They had been hunting for the rings for 1 hour and was about to give up when they contacted the life guard. She (the life guard) suggested that they call me and that I would most likely be able to find the lost rings. I told Dylan that I would pack up my equipment and be there at the beach in about 1 hour. Dylan and his family were about to leave, so I told him to do so and I would get to the beach, do my search and call them when I found his Aunt’s ring.
When I arrived the life guards had marked off the area, so I search the dry sand, but the Aunt’s rings were not there. I then stepped into the water thinking that most likely a wave had come ashore, caught the rings and washed them out to the first wave break. I walked about 4 feet when my detector sounded out with that low, deep sound that told me that there was a gold ring under the coil. I had too take two scoops but up came the wedding band. GREAT, but where was the engagement ring. I swung the coil again and move forward about 18 inches and there was another low, deep sound. This time the ring was down about 8 inches so it took me 4 scoops but up came the engagement ring. BINGO I had both rings.
I called Dylan on his cell phone and told him that I had both rings, and he said that they were in downtown Fair Haven and going to a diner to eat supper. I told them that I would meet them there.
Dylan’s Aunt was very happy to get her rings back, and now she can tell the story of how her rings decided to spend some extra time soaking up the sun and sand on Fair Haven beach in 2020. LOL
Thank you Dylan, your Aunt and the whole family for the very generous finders reward.
2017-10-09 Tiny Township, Simcoe County, Ontario
Received a phone call from Kim S that she lost her 20th Anniversary gold with diamonds rind either on her property or in the water.
We set a date and I proceeded up with all my detecting and scuba gear incase a water entry was required. Kim felt strongly that she lost her beautiful ring in the water. I asked more questions and she had said that her husband reminded her that she was back and forth from the water to the hot tub numerous times with the Grand Children.
My gut was telling me to start on land. I proceeded with a grid search…found a penny…found some metal…then on my my 4th pass back between the grass and the concrete steps leading down to the water was a shinny gold ring sparkling with many diamonds staring right back at me!!
I kept my cool, put my detector down and said to Kim “I forgot to do my video for good luck”!! I did a “Facebook Live” video and SURPRISED her with her ring. I think she was in shock when she grabbed it out of my hand….it was really great to see her jump for joy in all the excitement. Kim proceeded to call her Husband who was at the airport to let him know the great news!
I am very grateful to Kim as she rewarded me with a very generous donation on behalf of my “Pay-It-Forward” campaign for the 2018 19th annual Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation Snow Run on my behalf!! Thank you Kim!!
2017-09-25 Pike Lake, Minto, Ontario (2nd visit back)
So the August 14th, 2017 Ring recovery & return for Heather R’s late Uncle Paul was sent around via email to all the trailer owners/members at the Pike Lake Private Community. One of the trailer owners Shawn H had just read the story. Shawn and his Family were having fun in the water slide and Shawn’s hand caught the loop on the water slide. He watched his unique “gun metal” wedding band with 3 black diamonds slide off his finger into the water. The bottom of the lake was thick muck. Because of my previous ring find at the lake he gave me a call. I was up at Wasaga Beach, headed home to Erin to pick up my scuba gear and tanks and then directly to Pike Lake.
I met Shawn did a quick interview, put my scuba gear on and took out both my Minelab Excallibur 2 and the Scuba Tector ready.
Anywhere from 3″ to 16″ of MUCK with zero visibility at times. The first ring I pulled out and went to the surface and said “I found it”. I described the ring as Shawn was on the beach and he said that it wasn’t his….then came the 2nd ring….then a pair of sunglasses. Shawn had to head back home with his young Family. Within 20 minutes of him leaving….B-O-O-M…I found his unique ring
I send him a text message with a picture of his ring to say “this look familiar?” They were ecstatic!! I met Sean’s wife the following day to return his ring. Unfortunately, I didn’t find her sunglasses but I’ve been invited back by the Park owners!
The ring on the left (middle photo) is the Pike Lake owners Daughter’s Husband’s wedding band with the Italian sunglasses belonging to her Friend visiting from California. DOUBLE WHAMMY!!
Video coming soon!
Still another ring to be returned to it’s rightful owner…..and an invite back in 2018!!
2017-09-04 Beausoleil Island, Honey Harbour, Port Severn, Ontario
Received a phone call from Zac that his girlfriend Lauren was washing her hair in the water when her dog jumped in and her late Grandmother’s recently gifted to her went flying off her finger. Lauren was devastated!!!
So I made arrangement to come flying up Hwy 400 that day and meet Zac at the boat launch as we were headed to an Island cottage.
Lauren explained the area and I was limited to half of a scuba tank. I started grinding and pulled up some crazy items….large nails, old brass table light switch, some coins and lots of metal. Zac had said to try further over. After an hour he jumped it and used the small Scuba Tector I had brought along while I continued with the Minelab Excallibur 2. I went back to the original location and within 20 minute….B-O-O-M….FOUND Lauren’s late Grand Mother’s engagement ring. WHAT A BEAUTY. 18k WHITE GOLD ….. PRICELESS XO
I secretly hinted to my Daughter to start filming….and then SURPRISED THEM. Lauren shrieked in sheer relief. She was very grateful.
Here’s the video! WARNING…. ONE LOUD SWEAR WORD….LOL
2017-08-25 – Wasaga Beach, Ontario
Received a call from Rob G who lost his ring playing rugby in the waters of Wasaga Beach.
Rob & his wife Kerah took visiting Friends from England to Wasaga’s Beach #3 (pet friendly area) for a full day with the dog’s. Rob was in the water 150′ from shore playing water Rugby and off flew his wedding band. Rob’s English friends mentioned that in the UK there are metal detectorists that help with people losing items and decided to try and search Google. “The Ring Finders” site came up on his search and found my information.
I took Rob’s information and decided to head up and start searching. Unfortunately I didn’t have any luck the first day out. The following day Kerah met me at the beach and had a better location. It took about an hour and surprised Kerah when I came back into shore for some water. She was totally amazed I could find her husbands wedding band that far out from shore.
YEAH….another donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation’s Snow Run Feb 2/3/4, 2018!!
Here’s a link to the video!!
I received a desperate email from a devastated woman. I was Mary’s last hope. The day before she went with her family for a day trip to the beach in Stone Harbor NJ. While her husband in the water with their daughter, he watched his ring fall off his hand and sink into the sandy bottom. They searched for a while with no success.
They drove back home thinking that the ring was gone forever. A search of the internet, later that night brought Mary to the Ring Finders site since I have made other recoveries in Stone Harbor. She sent me an email around midnight.
I didn’t see it until after my 6-mile run the next morning. I answered her email asking all of the questions needed when doing a water search. I also followed up with a phone call. Mary answered all of my questions, but she said there was someone else already looking for the ring. I said to let me know if she needed me when he was done.
Later in the morning, I called the other detectorist. He said that he didn’t have any luck in finding it. So Mary and I were in touch again. I told her that I would go look for her.
On the drive to the beach, I was getting a gut feeling that this wouldn’t be successful. Someone else already searched the area. I asked for help from above from my mom & my mentor.
I got to the beach and got another bad feeling. I waited till the lifeguards left. I was in the water at 5 pm. I didn’t get my first signal till 5:10 pm. It was a very promising sound and number on my CTX 3030. It was the ring that I was looking for. I left the beach to get my phone to take some pictures. I sent one to Mary. She called right away and I could tell that she was crying. We made arrangements to meet the next day to return the ring.
I got plenty of hugs when we met. It’s a good thing that my wife doesn’t get jealous!!!