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    Cool The Flung Ring Returned

    While detecting several hundred yards south of the Daytona Beach Pier, an elderly gentleman approached me to tell me about a lost ring that was “flung” from the patio deck of their hotel and asked if I might be able to find it. He said they looked for it several times without any luck. I asked him several questions such as how long ago this happened and in what general area did he think the ring landed. He told me he could show me the area and where they thought it landed after being tossed off the hotel deck.

    As we walked over to the area below the patio he told me how all this happened. It seems his grandson threw something off the patio onto the beach and the ring went with whatever it was he “flung” [the grandfather's word]. When we arrived at the area below the patio, the gentleman described where they were standing on the deck and about how hard his grandson “flung” whatever it was. I laid out a general search area based on what the grandfather described. Fortunately it was in dry sand not more than 15 feet from an elevated patio overlooking the beach.

    I began to grid search the area and within several minutes the distinct tone of gold rang out. I pushed my scoop into about 4-5 inches of dry sand and out popped a ring. Not showing what I'd found, I asked him to describe the lost ring. He said it was white gold but that's all he knew. He would have to ask his grandson's wife for a more specific description. I told him to please ask her to come see me.

    A few minutes later a young lady approached me and identified herself as the wife of the man who lost his ring. I asked her to describe it in as much detail as she could and she nailed it to a T. I showed her the ring I'd found and a big smile brightened her face as she exclaimed “That would be it!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!”

    I asked if I could take a few photos and she agreed. She then quickly headed back to the surf where her husband and the older gentleman were. As I resumed my detecting near the water line, I caught site of the grandfather making a bee line my way with a big smile on his face. He couldn't thank me enough. I simply told him that I was happy I could help. After we exchanged a few pleasantries, he wished me “good fortune in my day's hunt” and rejoined his family.

    That was the only ring I found that day but I walked away from Daytona Beach convinced beyond any doubt that my time was extremely well spent as there were big smiles all around for those visitors from South Carolina!

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    Great story and a nice save. I am smiling also. Thanks Dan

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    Congrats! Honorable Mention for sure!
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    Honorable mention great job and good for our hobby. Hope you find a gold ring for a reward. Tommy
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    Good job! Too bad they didn't offer a reward in appreciation but still a good day.

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    Well done!

    Way to represent the hobby!
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    How do we nominate honorable mention? I just did it under the banner nom.

    Good karma coming your way, grats on a fine job!
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    Deed well done
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    Quote Originally Posted by xr7ator View Post
    How do we nominate honorable mention? I just did it under the banner nom.

    Good karma coming your way, grats on a fine job!
    Thats how Ive always done it
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    I have seldom accepted a reward for helping someone out, but I do appreciate it when they offer. Same when I jump-start somebody's car and things like that. Great job, I would have hated to lose that ring!
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    Good to hear you asked for a detailed description before returning the ring. I recovered a ring a few yrs ago and and when I found a ring, in 5 ft of water, I asked the owner if the ring had diamonds? He said yes and I gave him the ring (eternity ring w clear stones 360 deg) he said that it wasn't his! I put that ring in my pocket and in 30 seconds was able to retrieve his wedding band w diamonds. You never know - you may be rewarded immediately for a good deed or it might take a while but good Karma is always welcomed. Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peyton Manning View Post
    Good job
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    That's HER hand not mine! It is a clever paint scheme though!

    Thanks to all for the kind words. It was a good day indeed.

    I never did find out what motivated the husband to "fling" anything off the patio. He was the only one in the family that didn't thank me for finding and returning it. I kinda got the impression however that it was the ring itself he "flung" and I didn't want to interject myself even remotely into that possibility!

    Thanks again to all....
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    What a fantastic good deed! You're a good man ColonelDan!

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    Great job!

 

 

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