First successful ring return and some clad at country swimming hole

bologna321

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Had my first successful ring return last night. After work I took my detector and sand scoop to a swimming area next to a bridge outside of town. Was there 20 min and a young guy came running up and asked if my detector was waterproof, I said sure is. He said he lost his wedding ring in the swimming hole 2 nights ago and the were back looking for it with swim goggles. Gave me a detailed description of the ring and a general area. Took me 20 min, it rang up 16 on the equinox and was in 4 feet of water mixed in with some leaves. His wife was so excited.

Other than that I scored $1 in clad and and emperor chuck e cheesicus the 1st token.

Was a good evening. Sorry no pics I left my phone in the car which was a ways away.
 
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Hunk-a-lead

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Had my first successful ring return last night. After work I took my detector and sand scoop to a swimming area next to a bridge outside of town. Was there 20 min and a young guy came running up and asked if my detector was waterproof, I said sure is. He said he lost his wedding ring in the swimming hole 2 nights ago and the were back looking for it with swim goggles. Gave me a detailed description of the ring and a general area. Took me 20 min, it rang up 16 on the equinox and was in 4 feet of water mixed in with some leaves. His wife was so excited.

Other than that I scored $1 in clad and and emperor chuck e cheesicus the 1st token.

Was a good evening. Sorry no pics I left my phone in the car which was a ways away.
love returning items to the owner! wtg
 
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bologna321

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Sure gives you a nice feeling when you can return a lost ring !!
Sure does, I've only been able to try for someone one other time. The ring was lost like 15 years prior and I couldn't find it after multiple trips.
 

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Had my first successful ring return last night. After work I took my detector and sand scoop to a swimming area next to a bridge outside of town. Was there 20 min and a young guy came running up and asked if my detector was waterproof, I said sure is. He said he lost his wedding ring in the swimming hole 2 nights ago and the were back looking for it with swim goggles. Gave me a detailed description of the ring and a general area. Took me 20 min, it rang up 16 on the equinox and was in 4 feet of water mixed in with some leaves. His wife was so excited.

Other than that I scored $1 in clad and and emperor chuck e cheesicus the 1st token.

Was a good evening. Sorry no pics I left my phone in the car which was a ways away.
Great job congrats you made someones life alot better.
 

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Had my first successful ring return last night. After work I took my detector and sand scoop to a swimming area next to a bridge outside of town. Was there 20 min and a young guy came running up and asked if my detector was waterproof, I said sure is. He said he lost his wedding ring in the swimming hole 2 nights ago and the were back looking for it with swim goggles. Gave me a detailed description of the ring and a general area. Took me 20 min, it rang up 16 on the equinox and was in 4 feet of water mixed in with some leaves. His wife was so excited.

Other than that I scored $1 in clad and and emperor chuck e cheesicus the 1st token.

Was a good evening. Sorry no pics I left my phone in the car which was a ways away.
Very Nice!!! Good Job!!! Congrats!!!
 

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i returned one that had been lost for over 50 years. There were tears in the person that lost it and in MINE ALSO :)
 

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Had my first successful ring return last night. After work I took my detector and sand scoop to a swimming area next to a bridge outside of town. Was there 20 min and a young guy came running up and asked if my detector was waterproof, I said sure is. He said he lost his wedding ring in the swimming hole 2 nights ago and the were back looking for it with swim goggles. Gave me a detailed description of the ring and a general area. Took me 20 min, it rang up 16 on the equinox and was in 4 feet of water mixed in with some leaves. His wife was so excited.

Other than that I scored $1 in clad and and emperor chuck e cheesicus the 1st token.

Was a good evening. Sorry no pics I left my phone in the car which was a ways away.
"emperor chuck e cheesicus" Thats funny!
 

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I've asked the couple to take a pic with their phone and send it to me. They're always glad to do it because than they have the pic to share with others.
 

oldmxrat

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Now that's a successful hunt, I mean the token of course! :laughing7:

Really cool that you could make somebody's day like that, kudos!
 

Lenrac2

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Awesome job!! Congrats!!
 

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Great job on the return. You help is all look good that way. Any return deserves an honorable mention in my opinion so I vote honorable mention.

Stay safe and keep swingin.
 

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A great story - good job on the return and some good PR for the hobby - everyone wins !
 

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Had my first successful ring return last night. After work I took my detector and sand scoop to a swimming area next to a bridge outside of town. Was there 20 min and a young guy came running up and asked if my detector was waterproof, I said sure is. He said he lost his wedding ring in the swimming hole 2 nights ago and the were back looking for it with swim goggles. Gave me a detailed description of the ring and a general area. Took me 20 min, it rang up 16 on the equinox and was in 4 feet of water mixed in with some leaves. His wife was so excited.

Other than that I scored $1 in clad and and emperor chuck e cheesicus the 1st token.

Was a good evening. Sorry no pics I left my phone in the car which was a ways away.
thanks for giving detectors a plus effort on KINDNESS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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bologna321

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Thanks everyone appreciate the good words
 

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