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Lost necklace at the beach, Point Pleasant Beach NJ, recovered by Edward Trapper, NJ Ring Finder

  • from Seaside Park (New Jersey, United States)

  Amanda sent me a text later in the evening, asking about my services. Amanda and her husband Dave were at the beach, where she had removed her NJ State Trooper medallion necklace and placed it in the beach bag for safe keeping. She was extremely heartbroken, as she wore this every single day for over 20 plus years.  After they returned home it was missing, so they backtracked every step with no luck. They also raked the entire area of the beach where they had set up their chairs and towels for the day. The only possible thing that could have happened was it came out during the day when Dave removed the car keys, and mistakenly fell into the sand. Amanda didn’t want me to come out late at night, but no way would I leave the necklace sit in the sand over night, and possibly disappear with the tide, or risk it being found by an suspecting beach comber. I met Dave at the beach within 30 min. and had Amanda’s  necklace in the scoop just a short while later. Dave was in total disbelief I found it so fast, especially after they had done an extensive search prior to my arrival.

Lost bracelet in the lagoon, Beach Haven NJ, recovered by Edward Trapper, NJ Ring Finder

  • from Seaside Park (New Jersey, United States)

  Dominick sent me a message asking if I would be able to recover his bracelet that slipped off his wrist into the lagoon. He was concerned because it was already in there for about 2 days, and I told him that is no problem, it could be 2 years, providing the area had not been disturbed. With that he said he had already tried diving down with a snorkel, using a clam rake, and a few other methods, including a net with a mesh bag. The next day I was in his area and decided to swing by, before agreeing to take on the task. All looked good for the recovery, and told him we would try for the next day or so. Once I got started, I searched one area that had many signals, but one in particular that sounded, SWEET, so that’s the one I concentrated on. After about 20 min. the bracelet was in my scoop, working blind, in a deep lagoon, isn’t the an easy task. If you are reading this story, and have a similar situation, items can be recovered many years later, providing the area hasn’t been disturbed, call ASAP and possibly I can reunite you with your lost valuables.  609-713-3929

Bracelet and Necklace Lost in the Sand at Redondo Beach…Found and Joyfully Returned.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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Imani contacted me about a bracelet she had lost 2 days before. We talked about it, and I made sure she knew that because of the time involved, the chances of a recovery had diminished, but let her know there was still hope. She was at work, and I had a dental appointment, so we scheduled to meet at the spot later in the afternoon.

She had lost it just outside of a volleyball court, and she was sitting there waiting for me when I arrived. Imani explained that she had taken off the bracelet putting it in the pocket of her beach chair, and when she was leaving, she picked the chair up, and the bracelet fell out. She showed me where she had been, so I began the search. I went about 5 feet when I got a good signal. I scooped the sand, and in the scoop was a necklace. Imani immediately identified it telling me she never thought we would find it, so she never included it in the search. Well right next to the necklace was her bracelet. One scoop, and it was back in Imani’s hand. She let me know that the bracelet had been given to her by someone very special in her life, so to lose it hurt quite a lot. It brought her tears of joy when she saw it again. I was so privileged to see that smile.

Don’t let the County beach cleaning machines take your lost valuable, call as soon as possible! I will work hard, using the most up to date metal detectors, to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search, Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Northridge, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, Zuma Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, Southern California, and Ventura County.


Wedding ring lost in the bay, Beach Haven NJ, LBI, recovered by Edward Trapper, NJ Ring Finder

  • from Seaside Park (New Jersey, United States)

  I received a message from Yvonne asking if I would be able to get her husbands wedding ring out of the bay. It slipped off his finger getting out of their boat the night before. I was a bit worried about the water depth, knowing how much tide there is on the bay side of LBI, also how much mud was on the bottom, which always is a huge factor with water recoveries. They had returned home and explained that whatever worked best for me to have at it. I was able to go the following afternoon when the conditions were perfect. Luckily there was a dock ladder, because it was about 6′ down to the water, and  around 5′ deep, also there  was about 4″ of mud, so I was just able to maneuver with the water depth, but was still able to get the ring in my scoop within 30 minutes. The ring was returned about a week later, unfortunately I never got a chance to meet Alex or Yvonne, when Alex picked up the ring, I was in the water working on another successful recovery.

Lost wedding ring on the beach, Ship Bottom NJ, LBI, recovered by Edward Trapper, NJ Ring Finder

  • from Seaside Park (New Jersey, United States)

  Lydia sent me a message asking if I would be able to help find her husbands wedding ring that was lost in the ocean he day before. She explained the details and we set up a time to meet on the beach. After I arrived I found out some more interesting details, one being, they marked the area with an umbrella pole the day before, which was FANTASTIC due to the huge beach, the other, they had searched for quite some time with a metal detector and had no luck. Jeff was tossing a ball when his ring slipped off into the water, which was quite rough due to the storms offshore. With the waves breaking right around knee deep, I found the ring very close to the spot marked with the umbrella pole. Remarkable, nobody touched it over 24 hours later.

Ring lost in San Diego found

  • from La Jolla (California, United States)

While toweling off at the beach, one of  Gokul’s diamond stud gold earrings was snagged, popped off, and into the soft sand it went. Try as he might, he just couldn’t find it. He searched online for help, found, and called me the next morning asking if I was available to search. Sure, I was available, but, Gokul decided to personally try again with a small sieve to sift the sand in the search area for his earring, and would call me back if he still needed help. An hour and half later, I got the call. I grabbed my gear, stopped and picked up my buddy Dave and headed to the site. We found Gokul at the search area and got the story on the loss. He had a match to the lost earring, so, Dave and I at least had something to go by. Wow, not much of signal on this little earring. As I started my search, I immediately got a decent signal which turned out to be the earring back. Ok, that’s a good sign that we’re in the right area. Shortly after, Dave got an iffy but repeatable signal and turned it over to me since I had the pin pointer. After chasing the signal a bit, I finally zeroed in on the signal. Success!  A happy Gokul could now head home with both his ear lobes complete. A pleasure to meet you and thanks for the reward.

Lost wedding ring in the sand, Holgate NJ, LBI, recovered by, Edward Trapper, NJ Ring Finder

  • from Seaside Park (New Jersey, United States)

I received a call from Bill about his wedding ring lost in the sand down in Holgate, on LBI. He was on the beach early that day with his wife, and decided to leave due to the fact the wind was blowing about 30 knots, which made it very unpleasant. They have been married for 44 years, so this ring was extremely sentimental needless to say.  We arranged to meet later that day where he was staying at Hurleys in Holgate. Bill had explained every detail leading up to the ring being lost, as we walked up. The beach is extremely narrow in this area, and he was fairly certain where he was set up, especially with flags and a lifeguard chair right where they were. I searched the first spot and the ring wasn’t there. We tried another spot and nothing again. This isn’t a spot where someone would get confused as to the location, which had us both totally bewildered. Then I searched the steep path back to the hotel, and nothing again. We checked the road, parking lot and trunk of his car again. His wife had came down, looking very sad, figuring this precious keepsake was gone forever. Bill kinda wanted to through in the towel at that point when I decided to have his wife show me the location, just to get a different perspective on things. Her spot was exactly where Bill showed me, so back down I went, searching one more time. Bill had placed the ring on his pinky, so I knew it was somewhere, and most likely on his path back. With the wind blowing so hard from the NE, I swung the coil up onto the dune slope every path this time, and BINGO!!!! There it was on about the 4th pass. Everybody was pretty much in shock at this point, which was over an hour into the hunt.  Bill had came over looking into my scoop in total amazement. What happened was, the strong blowing wind pushed lots of sand onto the dunes, making a flat area hours prior, where he had walked, into the new slope of the dunes. Bill KNEW for sure it slipped off his finger, and I knew I wasn’t leaving till it was found.


Engagement Ring Pulled From Emerald Isle Beach Bag Found And Returned

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

Lilyanna was with her fiancé, family and friends on Emerald Isle beach.  She had placed her engagement ring in the beach bag before swimming.  During the stay, a phone was placed in the same pocket and shortly afterwards, removed from the bag.  It was then Lilyanna’s ring was pulled out also without anyone knowing it escaped.  After not finding the ring in the bag, panic set in and a few in the group started posting on social media and making phone calls to Crystal Coast Ring Finders.  I arrived as soon as possible and had a member make a circle in the sand where they all believed the ring would be found.  After the circle was cleared, I began my search and was not getting any report of metal in the sand.  This also intensified the worry of the lost ring.  As I almost completed the circle, I received a good tone on my Minelab Equinox 800.  I searched the sand with my pinpointer and raised the lost ring from the beach sand.

Lost wedding ring in the sand, Surf City NJ, LBI, recovered by Edward Trapper, NJ Ring Finder

  • from Seaside Park (New Jersey, United States)

  I was at a family party when I got a call from Sal. He was on the beach in Surf City when his wedding ring fell into the sand and disappeared. We agreed to meet ASAP as the party was coming to an end. I arrived on the beach and we headed out to the location. After clearing the area they had believed it was in I came up empty handed. We searched another spot to the north a bit and came up empty handed again. Another family member had arrived in the meantime and he was to the south pointing to a totally different location. I went over to speak with him and he was positive of the area they were in. Just a few swings later and the ring was in my scoop. Once again, it’s just a matter of finding the right area to search. Many times the first few spots are not the right ones. After the beach clears off its much harder to find the exact location so remember, mark the spot with google maps on your cell phone and call ASAP.

Lost necklace on the beach, Beach Haven NJ, LBI, recovered by Edward Trapper, NJ Ring Finder

  • from Seaside Park (New Jersey, United States)

  Alena called and left a message that she lost her necklace in the sand on LBI, and wondered if I would be able to help find it. After going over some of the details we arranged to meet on the dune walkover. While walking down to the spot she refreshed my memory on a few details and I began to search in the area she had marked out earlier. That spot came up empty so we moved south and did and area right next to the original spot, and no luck there either. Another friend had just arrived and was point to the sand, showing her she buggy wheels heading north just a few feet from her original location. With that said I made 2 paths and found the necklace about 5” down in the soft sugar sand. The key to successful recoveries is getting back to the correct location many hours or even days later.