Emily was visiting The waters of Georgian Bay at Wasaga Beach 1 for the day with Friends.
She was way out by the buoy’s about 500’ from shore in floaty rafts! A wave came from behind and toppled her over and unfortunately her purple iPhone 12 was dropped.
She contacted me and we met up at beach 1. The depth was 7’ to 9’ but due to rough conditions and a bit of an undertow the DIVE BLU3 Nemo couldn’t be used. I then decided to grid search best I could for 5-6 hours but had no luck!
Seven, YES SEVEN weeks later I was searching for a young man’s 22k gold ring and came across a strong wonky signal with the new Nokia Legend metal detector!
*B*A*M* second scoop and one foot down and there’s Emily’s purple iPhone 12!!!! I couldn’t believe my eyes but also the location was 400’ east and only 150’ of the shore line!!!!
When I finished detecting for the day I had a bag of rice in my car and immediately put her iPhone in and hoping for the best!
Two days later, I FaceTimed Emily to surprise her! She was shocked to say the least! I proceeded with her permission to plug it in and it worked!! Best part… it was confirmed her iPhone!!
Check out the video;
Not only did Emily back up her iPhone on a weekly basis but she had AppleCare for a full free replacement!!
Thank you Emily for your kind donation to the Kelly Shires breast Cancer Foundation and it was a please to help you!!!
Had an emergency call from a girlfriend I hadn’t seen in a couple of years as she lost a very sentimental ring into a Georgian Bay lake in beautiful cottage country of Muskoka, Ontario. (respecting her privacy / area not to be named)
She tossed a line into the water to tow her SeaDoo back to the dock. Unfortunately her ring flew off her hand into 15’ of cold water. She had the smarts to immediately note two landmarks and called me immediately!
I was excited to head up to her location with brand new gear to test out along with finding her precious ring.
I made arrangements for the following weekend even though waters were roughly 12C. I met her at the marina and headed to her beautiful home!
All my gear was set up, checked and off I went with her as my spotter. My new DIve BLU3 Nomad Hookah system worked great alongside the new underwater metal detector the Nokta Makro “Legend”, and my underwater circular gridding tool.
On the 3rd outing after I moved my circular gridding tool closer to shore, I had a solid double tone! I was hoping this was it because I was starting to get cold! Second grasp of silty debris and I had the beautiful ring!! Now the surprise…
Check out the video;
I came up and handed over my gridding tool and detecting, went into her dock area and then the surprise!! Priceless! She was absolutely thrilled!!!
I am extremely grateful for the incredible donation she made to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation as well as her wonderful hospitality!
This adventure is my 100th recovery for The Ring Finders directory! I am honoured to be entrusted to have help Laura to recover her beautiful heirloom ring from her late Nona.
Here’s Laura’s words;
I was up in Huntsville for the weekend and we had decided to head into town to grab some lunch near the water before we headed home for the day. We chose to sit on the outdoor patio that is over the water. When waiting for our food I began pulling at my rings and putting them back on my fingers (I always do out of nervous habit). Of course my inherited ring slipped off my finger and right through the gaps in the wood patio we were sitting on. When shining my flashlight through to gage if I was able to see the ring at all, all I saw was water underneath. I was told mistakes happen and things like this happen – and was also told there was no way at getting under the patio whatsoever. I was absolutely devastated and was convinced I’d lost it in this water forever.
The next day a friend of mine (my saviour literally) had the brilliant idea to post on Facebook just to see if anyone had suggestions – and this is when we met the amazing Alison. I got in touch with her and learned about the ring finders and the incredible things she had done for people in situations similar to mine. A few days later she made her way down to Hunstville with her hookah dive gear and metal detector and she found my ring!!!!! I am still in disbelief. I am forever grateful and so appreciative. Alison is really and truly an angel on earth!
What lovely worlds!
Here is the wonderful video of this sentimental ring recovery;
Thank you Laura for your very kind words and your generous donation! Also to your employer who will be matching the donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation! I LOVE MY HOBBY!
Stephen was up visited a close friend for a weekend of fun, fishing and tubing at Whitestone Lake, Dunchurch, Parry Sound District of The Muskoka Lakes, Ontario.
The guys came back from tubing, sat in some dock chairs to relax. Stephen had taken off his very special communion cross and Greek anchor chain given to him by his Grandparents and put it on the dock chair. He forgot about it, picked up his tee shirt and watched the cross and chain fall through the dock boards into the water below.
They tried to locate the cross and chain in the murky waters below but had no luck. Stephen called upon my services to help the next day.
I had a three hour drive, we set up the DIVE BLU3 Nemo hookah system which has a lithium battery and 10’ hose and with an underwater pin pointer we were all set!
After 35 minutes of clearing all the metal objects I finally recovered Stephen’s cross and chain!
Check out the underwater video and the surprise recovery to Stephen!
His sentimental cross and chain meant the world to him and he was grateful to revive it back with TheRingFinders help!
Thank you Stephen for your donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation!
Ontario recently had a heavy rain, high winds, followed up by a heavy snowfall.
I had a call from Tony in Caledon who lost a set of keys in the snow somewhere in his driveway.
Tony had fallen in a number of locations because there was ice below 12 inches of snow.
I grid searched the first location, then the second and onto the third with no luck. We circled back to the second location and I widened my grid area. Within a few minutes I had a multi tone hit on my detector, spotted a portion of the keys and proceeded to surprise Tony!
Check out the video of this recovery;
Tony was very happy to get his guys back!
Thank you very much for your donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation! My best fundraising year! Thank you!
Zaib was out with her Brother after a massive snow storm moved through the Ontario region recently. Mississauga was hit hard dropping 30-45cms in the region.
There was a little after shoveling horseplay going on and Zaib had her phone in the open sweatpants pocket. After return inside, she realized her iPhone 13 was missing!
They immediately went back outside to check around with no luck. 3’ to 6’ snowbanks it could be anywhere.
Zaib’s Mother luckily had taken video, which they reviewed and spotted her cell phone in the pocket but not after the horseplay!
Zaib rented a metal detector which turned out to be a pipe detection unit of some sort which they were unsuccessful.
After 2 days of searching they called me back to help out. After going over most of the area, I moved back to where Zaid fell into the snow and her Brother trying to lift her out. We then reviewed the video and 5 minutes later I heard “the tone”…. Then the set up surprise “I hit my shin” and “did you look under the gap over there?” as I winked to Zaib’s Sister!!
Here’s the video of this cell phone recovery;
Thank you Zaib for calling upon me after fellow RingFinder James could not attend but recommended me!! As well, thank you Zaib for your donation to The Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation! She will receive a tax receipt!
if you would like to make a donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation, here is the link;
I received a text from a manager of a recreation complex that he was cleaning the snow off his car knocked his hand on something. Next thing he noticed his 2 month old cobalt wedding ring was missing!
I new right away that it was a colleague at my work place! I messaged him back if he was a COB employee 😂 after that exchanged he called me and we had a bit of a laugh over it!
I met him bright and early the next day. Unfortunately, the area still had snow and ice but the worse was that the area was rebar encased concrete parking pad/walking area. I had my work cut out for me. Gave it 4 1/2 hours, I lowered my sensitivity to 2 but only had my 15” coil with me. I called it quits and decided to go back the following day on my lunch hours.
Well, 4 minutes into my 2nd attempt with my small coil and decided to check the snow piles / iced areas that were still present. I had a solid 9/10!! As I kicked the snow away, out popped the iced up shinny cobalt wedding band!!! WHAHOOOO!!
Now to surprise Antony!!!
As I was heading back into the building to surprise Antony… he walked out to check on the status. I pretended that an emergency call came in for a street light pole down. Then I pulled out his beautiful shinny cobalt wedding band!! His reaction was priceless!! Antony was so grateful to receive his 2 month old wedding band back. He was dreading telling his telling his Wife!
Check out my YouTube video for this recovery;
Thank you Antony for your donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation as I don’t take the reward for finding the lost item! Instead, I have the clients pay-it-forward with a donation! He receives a tax receipt.
I will be riding a snowmobile in honour of his dear Friend Rachel who passed away from breast cancer far too young!
BREAST CANCER DISCRIMINATES NO ONE!! Early diagnosis saves lives!