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Man’s Titanium Wedding Band Recovered in Myrtle Beach, SC.

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I received a phone call from Jim Wren (TRF North Myrtle Beach) about a young man that lost his wedding band on the beach. I called Paul back to get his location. I told him I would be there in 30 minutes.

I met Paul at the beach where he and his partner were staying. On the way to the location, Paul explained that he thinks he lost it in a small area around their towels. He then added that he may have lost it in a larger area where they were playing volleyball. I could see where they had tried to dig around the towels with their hands. I fired up the CTX 30-30 and went to work. It did not take long to exhaust the small area around the towels. We now had a larger area to work. Paul showed me an area where they were hitting the volleyball back and forth. I worked a grid over that area with no luck. Expanding the grid again, I got a hard medium tone in the phones and the numbers on the interface told me this should be what we came to find. It was! After sending the sand scoop to the target I walked over to Paul so he could remove the ring himself.  With a great big smile of relief he retrieved his prize.

Paul, thank you for a generous reward. Traveling Mercies back to Minnesota.


  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

(June 28th) I was on my way to dinner with visiting family when I got a phone call from Claire. Claire had just lost her engagement ring in the surf of Myrtle Beach, SC. Claire lost her ring in belly deep water, while throwing a football, at a low tide. I told her that I was on my way to dinner and that I would call Jim Wren (TRF North Myrtle Beach) to see if he might be available to do this search. Jim said he would take the call and see what he could do. Jim called me back in short order and informed me that he had just gotten a phone call to do a ring search in his area, and that he had called Jim Brouwer (Super Human), and J.B. was going to meet Claire and family at the beach. When Jim B. got there the tide had risen quite a bit. He searched for a while but soon realized that the water had gotten too deep to work. Jim returned that night around midnight and searched the low tide waters to no avail. Saturday morning I got the message that he did not find the ring. I joined Jim at low tide that morning and we searched for nearly 3 hours in the belly deep water. No Luck. Claire had returned to Virginia that morning, but her parents looked on (great people) as we gave it another shot on Sunday. Both Jim and I separately returned to the area a couple times over the next couple weeks. We were being frustrated by this ring that we knew was there. I have to admit that after a couple weeks of searching for this ring I had given up. Mentally for me, it was one more sacrifice to « the ring gods ».

(July 18th) I am driving to meet a customer, to discuss signs, when my cell phone rings. I see it is J.B calling. « Maaatt » (Trying to imitate his accent) « That ring on 6th avenue, I have it. Can you call the girl? » I am amazed, after 3 weeks in the water he has found this ring. I pull over and start scanning my phone from 3 weeks ago hoping I still have her number. Without my notes in front of me I can’t even remember her name. I find her number and call… « This is Matt with the Ring Finders, we have found your engagement ring. » There is a very long pause on the other end, and so I ask her to remind me of her name as I do not have my notes. « This is Claire. » I could hear her voice cracking with emotion as she received the news. I was happy to hear that they had not purchased a replacement as of yet. Claire emotionally shared a story of how she and a late grandmother shared a liking of cardinals. She told me that 15 minutes before my call there was a cardinal on the rail of her back patio that had reminded her of her grandmother. This was about the time Jim found the ring. (Premonitions). Talking with Claire later that day, she told me that her nephew was the ring barer at her and Peter’s wedding last November, and that he had worn a super hero outfit. He told Aunt Claire that it was because of his super powers that we found her ring.(Super Powers) Super Heroes, Super Humans or Premonitions… Whatever it was I will take a win however it comes. Claire’s ring is now back where it belongs.

Jim Brouwer (author of « Gold Beneath The Waves » Amazon) Has been a trusted friend to both Jim Wren and myself on ring searches. He has helped both of us on several occasions. I can’t say enough about this man, his integrity, and his willingness to help us and other people. Way to go Jim!

White Gold Chain Found and Returned in Myrtle Beach

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I was throwing darts with the boys Wednesday night when I got a phone call from Timothy about 8:30. Timothy explained that he had lost his white gold chain that afternoon at the edge of the high tide line. He told me that he was lamenting the loss to a pool side bartender that had remembered hearing about The Ring Finders network. After getting Timothy’s phone call I headed to the beach resort about 20 miles away.

I arrived at his oceanfront resort with my Minelab Excalibur II, a couple flashlights and my sand scoop. Timothy met me in the parking lot. I had him rub his left earlobe for luck and then we made our way to the beach. Earlier that day Timothy was getting buried in the sand. He took the necklace off and placed it on his shirt. You know the rest of the story. We arrived at the spot on the beach where Timothy was buried. I set up my machine for the search and turned it on. Just as I was about to start swinging Timothy turned on the flashlight that I had given him. Just as he did he exclaimed excitedly « Is that it ». Right in front of my coil was an exposed 2 inch section of the chain. Timothy reach down and plucked the chain, that his mother had given him, from the sand. I didn’t do a lot of work, but I will take the win. Back in the parking lot Timothy handed me a hansom reward and explained that he would have not gone back to the beach to look for the necklace in the dark. Like I said, I will take a win, any way it comes. Timothy, good luck in your future endeavors, and thanks again. ‘Til next time!

Ladies Engagement Ring Found and Returned in Myrtle Beach, SC

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

As the saying would go « Around your behind to scratch your elbow » rings true in this ring search. I got a phone call from Jim Wren (TRF North Myrtle Beach) on Wednesday. Jim had gotten a call from Berenice, who had gotten his number from Joe Denton. Joe is a local Minelab representative. Berenice had originally called Joe to rent a metal detector. She explained to him that she had just lost her engagement ring on the beach in the dry sand. Joe had told her about Jim and The Ring Finders and gave her Jim’s number. Being that the ring was lost In Myrtle Beach Jim called me and gave me Berenice’s number.

After calling Berenice, I met her at the beach 45 minutes later. Berenice pointed out the spot where she and her fiance Austin were lounging on the sand. Earlier in the day Berenice had placed her engagement ring in Austin’s hat for safe keeping. Returning from a swim, Austin grabbed a towel and upset his hat dumping the ring into the sand. They did not realize this happened until they got back to their hotel room. I started a circle grid search from point 0 and had not made it thru 3 rotations when I got that beautiful gold tone in my Minelab CTX headphones. A careful scoop of sand and a gentle sifting revealed Berenice’s engagement ring. Smiles and hugs ensued. Austin just returned from the room to find out the good news. Berenice showed him the found treasure.

Thanks to all that helped The Ring Finders return this soon to be bride’s engagement ring. Berenice and Austin, Thanks for trusting us to find your lost treasure. Good luck in your future. This ring has started with story and a great ending.

Man’s Gold Wedding Band Returned In Myrtle Beach, SC

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I picked up my phone Thursday morning to see a missed call. I listened to a message left by Debbie explaining that her husband Gary lost his yellow gold wedding band on the beach during a walk the day before. I phoned her back to get the particulars and the location.

I met Debbie and Gary at their condo in Myrtle Beach later that day. As we walked to the beach I listened to Gary explain that while walking on the beach he felt his wedding band slip from his finger. He told Deb what just happened. As they searched the powder dry sand in the area they were coming to the conclusion that it was becoming an impossible task. They were both heart sick that the wedding band that had been on Gary’s finger for 34 plus years was possibly gone forever. I assured both of them that if the ring had not been picked up by another metal detectorist we should find the wedding band in short order. we all rubbed our left earlobe for Ring God luck and I set to work with my trusted CTX 30-30. Working thru the 10 yard by 30 yard area I was not getting any signals. I started working a circle around the original area. On the second pass around the grid I heard what we were looking for. I didn’t think the numbers were that good, but sent the sand scoop to the target anyway. Behold! Gary’s ring shown bright in the bottom of the scoop. I removed the gold prize and asked them if they had really rubbed their earlobes for luck. While I was holding Gary’s band up for them to see they were too busy assuring me that they did, not noticing that I had the ring. Then it happened, « The Ring Dance » of tears, hugs, laughter and sighs of relief. We talked on the way back to their home. I was told about the 34 plus years and the meaning of that wedding band to both of them. Years of raising children, nursing, a military career, and time spent as a Sky Marshal after 9/11. That wedding band had years of story attached to it. I’m glad I could help continue that story.

Gary And Deb Thank You for the generous reward, and the opportunity to meet two great people.


Found Ladies White Gold and Diamond wedding Band In Myrtle Beach, Returned!

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I received a very anxious phone call from Janice on Wednesday. Janice just lost her wedding band on the beach and was about to come unglued. Janice told me how she had taken her ring off to apply sunscreen and placed it on the arm of her beach chair. Our local lifeguard then asked them to back up their chairs and umbrella so he could see the entire beach. During this process the ring hit the powder dry sand and quickly disappeared. They searched for about an hour in the 25′ square area with no luck. Janice did a web search on « How to find a lost ring in the sand » and found The Ring Finders Directory. She told me she had not left the beach and that she was not allowing anybody to sit in this area.

Arriving at the beach 30 minutes later I called Janice to let her know I was there. Looking down the beach I noticed people waving to me and rightly guessed that to be the anxious lady and her family. They had a 25′ square drawn in the sand and were ready for me to put a smile back on Janice’s face. I had them all rub their left earlobe for good luck and started to work. Searching from where the chairs were, back to their present location, I could see Janice fretting with each grid pass. Almost to the chairs I got that lovely tone in the phones. I told Janice that her ring was right there and asked her if she wanted to do the honors of uncovering it. Her husband Jerry looked on and encouraged her but she just couldn’t bare to look. I sent the scoop into the sand very carefully and lightly sifted the sand away to reveal her beautiful diamond encrusted white gold wedding band. The very ring that her husband Jerry placed on her finger 27 years ago. Janice came forward and took the ring from my hand and then commenced to do « The Ring Dance ». Tears, laughter and hugs, I love the ring dance. Vacation saved!

Janice and Jerry Thank you for the generous reward and trusting me to do this search. I wish you traveling mercies back to Cleveland Tenn. I wish you another happy 27 years.

Man’s Wedding Band Found and Returned! Myrtle Beach, SC

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

So this post has been needing to happen for a couple weeks now.

I woke up early Friday morning, with sleep still in my eyes, I noticed that I had a text message on my phone. Getting my first cup of coffee I also noticed that I had several severe weather alerts on my phone as we are under tornado warnings for most of the day. I looked at the text from Brittni explaining the loss of her husband Paul’s wedding band the day before. Paul was throwing a foot ball with son Connor. As Paul caught the football in the shin deep water he felt his wedding band fall off. As he saw the ring disappear with the next wave he realized the ring was gone. I called Brittni back and ended up with Paul on the line. They were schedule to fly back to Chicago that night, as this was the last day of their vacation. After checking the radar forecast I saw that we would have about an hour window between thunderstorms coinciding with a low tide. Perfect!

Driving to meet Paul, Brittni and Connor at the beach, it is dumping buckets. As I pulled into the appointed parking lot the heavens opened and the sun shown thru. After walking to the spot on the beach with the family I had them rub their left earlobe for luck. I began the grid search at the water’s edge. After a 45 minute search I got a great signal in ankle deep water. I missed the ring twice with the sand scoop as the target was deeper than I expected. The third try revealed Paul,s beautiful tungsten carbide wedding band in the scoop. As I walked from the water Paul and Brittni were moving toward me. I held out the scoop and had Paul remove his ring. « Let The Ring Dance commence! High fives, hugs and smiles all around. After a few pictures and some small chat we moved to our vehicles. As I drove out of the parking lot it began to rain again. The weather man was spot on. Paul was too as he put me on the location of his wedding band.

Paul and Brittni, Thank You for the generous reward and trusting The Ring Finders to help you.

Celestial Smiles From Above on Found Ring In Myrtle Beach, SC

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I received a phone call, last Saturday after noon, from Patrice. She explained to me that her mother had lost her late husband’s 14kt. gold wedding band and asked for my help. Patrice explained that her mother wore the ring as an obvious reminder of the 61 years of marriage and the life they shared together. Patrice explained to me that her mother Genewood, (Gene) lost the ring from her finger a couple weeks ago, while raking pine straw in her back yard. I had a ring search with Jim Wren (TRF North Myrtle Beach) in Sunset Beach NC on Sunday. Since the ring was in the yard we set a time for later in the week and nicer weather.

I met Miss Gene and her daughter Patrice at their house Thursday afternoon. I listened to Miss Gene explain her activities the day she lost her husband Tom’s wedding band. Our search area was going to be in the back yard, down one side of the house, and across the street where she dug up and replanted a magnolia tree. Miss Gene had already un-bagged and searched thru several bags of pine straw and held one more for a search. I had them rub their left earlobes for luck as I fired up the CTX 30-30. I started near the corner of the back patio and walked along the grass next to the sidewalk that led around the house. I had walked only about 15 feet when I heard a crisp signal among some other unwanted tones. I looked down and picked up a man’s gold wedding band snuggled up next to the sidewalk. I turned and held out Tom’s wedding band. Miss Gene stared at it in disbelief as Patrice jumped up from the steps. Tears of joy began to run down Patrice’s face as she hugged her mother. Miss Gene just stared at the ring I was holding. She finally took the ring from my finger and placed it on her index finger where she had worn it since Tom’s passing in November. A few tears of relief showed under her eyes as she stared at it. I call this reaction « The Ring Dance ». I think we all felt Tom smiling from the celestial heavens. I listened a while as Miss Gene told me about a life well lived by Tom. Thank You Miss Gene and Patrice for a generous reward. 15% will be donated to the Shrine Children’s Hospital « Road Runners ». And thank you for trusting The Ring Finders to do this search.

Men’s Tungsten Wedding Band Found and Returned, Myrtle Beach, SC

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I received a phone call referral Sunday afternoon from Jim Wren (TRF North Myrtle Beach), about a ring that was just lost in Myrtle Beach. Jim gave me the phone number to the young man, Rob, that lost his wedding band. I phoned Rob back and told him I could be there in 30 minutes.

I called Rob when I got to the location. I walked out onto the beach and was met by Rob’s wife Stefaney. She explained that Rob was up in the room and would soon be there. Stefaney was not happy when she explained the loss of the ring. Rob was throwing a Frisbee on the beach when he felt the ring leave his finger. Yes, Rob is left handed. Stefaney and Rob had the where with all to mark the spot he was standing at the time with a beach pail. I had Rob and Stefaney rub their left earlobes for luck as I set the Excalibur II to work. I worked a 20 yard square in front of the area with no luck. I returned to the starting point to then work behind the beach pail. On the first grid pass I got the tone in the phones I was looking for. Rob and Stefany were looking on from 20 yards as I removed the ring from my sand scoop and held it up for them to see. I love happy endings. The young couple were ecstatic as I handed Rob back his wedding band. Then I took it back from Rob and handed it to Stefaney for safe keeping. This week marks their first wedding anniversary. Happy Anniversary! I hope you enjoy many more. Thanks for the reward, 15% will be donated to The Children’s Shrine Hospital « Road Runners »



Engagement Ring Lost in the sand, Found and Returned. Myrtle Beach, SC.

  • from Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)

I got a phone call from Jim Wren, TRF North Myrtle Beach, around 8:00 Friday night. He received a call from Jeremiah about his wife’s lost engagement ring in Myrtle Beach. Jim and I respect each other turf when it comes to ring searches, and often we work together on many of them, or cover for each other. I told Jim that it would be a couple hours before I could get there and asked if he wanted to take the call. Jim was equally out of the area, so I told him I’d take the call. Getting the particulars from Jim, I called Jeremiah back and told him it would be 10:00 before I could get there. We made arrangements to meet.

Arriving at the beach with my equipment, I met Jeremiah, Brittany and John. They explained the loss to me. Brittany had not moved from the spot that she lost the ring 2 hours before. She lost the ring in shallow water while playing football. Catching the ball sent her ring into the water’s edge. She saw it lying in the sand just before a wave took it away. For 2 hours she stared at this 20 foot by 20 foot area, while Jeremiah found The Ring Finders on his phone.  I had them rub their left earlobe for luck as I started what was going to be a 30 by 30 foot grid. About 10 feet into the grid, and 31 cents, I got the beautiful golden tone on my Minelab 30-30 CTX. Carefully sending the scoop into the wet sand, I dumped the sand next to the hole. Spreading the sand with my foot revealed a beautiful white gold, diamond engagement ring. The ring that Jeremiah had placed on her finger 3 years before. As it shown in the light from my headlamp, Brittany snatched it up. Cheers from the four of us broke the tense silence. Then « The Ring Dance » started. High fives, hugs and laughter ensued. We don’t find them all, but it sure feels good when we do.

Jeremiah, Thank You for your service to our country. Brittany, Jeremiah and John, Thank You for the hansom reward. Good luck in your futures.