• de Fresno (California, United States)

On July 27th, 2019, my family and I headed out to Hensley lake in Madera county to enjoy a fun filled day of watersports and Jet skiing. I decided I wanted to wake board so I asked my little sister to hold my engagement ring for me while I was off the boat. We decided to take a break and relax in a cove so everyone could eat some lunch. A short time later my sister decided to cool off and by total accident forgetting she had my ring on her finger jumped into the water. When she came out of the water she said, “Oh No” and instantly we all seemed to know what had happened. My ring had slipped off her finger. We hired an underwater diver to come out and search but he was unsuccessful due to the visibility of the water. Our only option was to wait it out and as the water receded go out and metal detect on our own. For over 7 months my family and I went out on numerous different occasions and tried to recover it. Every time I felt more and more hopeless that I would never get my ring back. On Thursday Feb 6th my Mom made a call to theringfinders.com expert and got in contact with a wonderful man named Brian Haines. They made a plan to meet the following Saturday and with his guidance and assistance go out and search again. They were on the lake at approximately 9am and made their way to the site where we had known the ring to have been lost. Around 11:30 a.m. they got a beep off one of the metal detectors. They dug but didn’t find anything. Brian came over to where they were and scanned the area with his detector and got a solid reading, so they dig a little deeper. About 3 inches under the surface was MY RING!!!! With Brian’s expertise my ring was found after being lost for over 8 months. I cannot express the gratitude I have towards Brian for helping assist us in this. You have single handedly mended all of our broken hearts by getting my ring back to me. Brian put Nov 7th, 2020 on your calendar because you have a wedding to attend so we can celebrate together.

Thank you from the bottom of all of our hearts,

Kaitlyn Hurtado and Darrick Avila(Fresno,CA)
Grant and Mindy McClung(Coarsegold, CA)