Bill and Brita were celebrating the day before their 1997 wedding with friends and family that included fun in the farm lake. Cousins were riding horses in the lake and Brita was playing with a friend. She felt her ring come off. They all searched for it, it was even metal detected by a few people. I was challenged 25 years later to recover it. After lots of questions, looking at land marks and comparing them to pictures that day I decided it was time to try because of the dry year and lower water levels and the cold weather was about to move in. I realized I was dealing with 2-3 feet of muck, silt and debris. My conventional metal detector was not going to work. I duct taped my pinpointer to a broom handle and begin to probe. Many trips to the lake probing finally revealed a target 26 inches under muck and 3 inches into the original lake bed. I was so honored to give Bill the wedding ring back which he gave to his wife of 25 years last week for her birthday. She now wears her engagement ring for the first time after being married.
During a recent dive for a lost wedding ring, I found 6 apple watches in the lake. After returning home, I started to see if any of them still worked in hope of returning them to their owners. After about 5 minutes of charging the first one, it turned on and a message popped up to contact the owner if found. I was just about to call the number when Christian (Owner) called me through his Apple watch. He had been at the lake a week prior and lost it. He was so excited to hear that I had found it! We met that night and I was able to return it to him. Unfortunately, 4 out of the 6 Apple watches did not turn on.
On June 5, I received a call from Sarah, requesting help to find a ring she had lost in her yard. When I arrived, she explained that the ring was her father’s ring and that he passed away recently. She had his ring on her thumb and was doing some yard work. When she noticed that the ring was missing, she called a friend, who I had helped to find a ring a couple of years ago. The friend recommended that Sarah call me. I searched her yard and was concerned, because it was getting dark. After 45 minutes of searching, I located the ring. She was so happy to have her father’s ring back, and I was excited to be able to reunite her with this precious item.