Lost Ring Found in Spring Mill Pond at Island Lake Recreation Area, Brighton, MI
Chris and Christi were celebrating Father’s Day at Island Lake State Park. The whole family was out in the water at Spring Mill Pond enjoying the sun, the water, and the record 90 plus degree heat. It was a perfect summer day until Chris noticed his wedding band was missing. Pictures taken just minutes earlier confirmed the ring had been lost in the lake, so the family along with other beach goers looked frantically while slowly losing hope. One of Chris’s daughters asked her phone for help and theRingfinder web site came up with my phone number. I was able to come immediately, it was early evening, and the lake was still crowded with swimmers. With the light starting to fade and park closing in two hours, I knew I had to be quick. Chris and daughter Carly marked the area boundaries and Christi I started making 50 yard passes in 3 – 4 foot deep water. Everybody was cold, and we took turns diving with the scoop. An hour later, after five passes across the swimming area turned up only a few coins, I got a great signal in about 4 feet of water. Christi held the metal detector and I was able to scoop up the ring. A happy ending and a super Father’s Day chapter added to this family’s album.