Lost Wedding Ring While Hunting In Parkland County, Alberta
I received a call from Steve on Saturday asking for my assistance to locate his white gold ring which had been lost in the bush while hunting. Steve explained that while he was driving out of the bush he got his truck stuck axel deep in muskeg, and had to be pulled out by the landowner. When he realized his ring was missing he went back home to get a metal detector. Steve checked the location he thought the ring was in and after a couple of hours he gave up. He searched the internet on how to find rings and came upon my article in a newspaper and gave me a call.
Since the ring was lost on private land I told Steve I required permission to search his land. Yesterday we got the ok to search, but in the mean time it had rained and snowed and the temperature had dropped to -28 Celsius over night. I told Steve I would meet him in the afternoon as the weather was supposed to warm up to -7 Celsius.
When I met up with Steve at the location where he thought the ring was lost I was glad it had snowed the night before as it gave me an advantage to locate the ring. I was able to track my foot steps and after about 2 hrs of searching the area with no luck Steve was getting very discouraged and thought the ring may have been carried away by his truck tires somewhere else, and that it was pointless continuing the search. I told Steve that he gives up to soon and told him that if the ring is near, I will find it.
As dusk was fast approaching, again Steve wanted to call it quits. I told him I would get my other detector and do a quick search of the area. I asked Steve to recall the last time he saw his ring and he told me that he had his hand in the mud and had shaken his hand near the rear tire.
I expanded my search to about 20 feet from where the truck had been stuck, and heard Steve say ” it’s not here”, then I heard the sweet tone of my detector! The expression on Steve’s face was unbelievable. He was so grateful to have his ring back on his finger.
Thank you Steve.