Ring Recovered In Shell Key

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County

Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

(Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191 (Clearwater) Joe (727) 269-3112 (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968

Ring Recovered In Shell Key

Some friends and I were enjoying a Saturday boat outing on Shell Key. Everything was going well… until that “moment.” We were getting ready to head back and the boat driver asked “Hey Matt, can you hop out and grab that anchor?” I immediately jumped off the boat, grabbed the anchor and swam to the back of the boat to get back on board. I was standing on the swim platform and spun to the left to grab the other anchor. That’s when the “moment,” happened. I saw my wedding band slide off my finger and into the ocean below. I immediately yelled “Shut off the engine,” and jumped into the water frantically diving below to search for my ring. After about an hour of searching, I returned to the boat and called 5 local dive shops to see if they could send out a diver to search for the ring. They were all skeptical with the typical response being “There’s no way we’re going to find it, I’m sure the currents would have taken the ring, it could be hundreds of feet from where you originally dropped it.” I started to lose hope and could not stop dwelling on the thought that one of the most meaningful items I would ever own would be lost forever.
I didn’t give up and continued to call local dive shops. After a few more calls and no luck I started googling looking for help. That’s when I stumbled across The Ring Finders website which led me to reach out to the Suncoast Research and Recovery Club. I initially reached out to Howard who took my call while he was meeting with a client. I explained the situation to him and he reached out to the club to find some volunteers to help recover the ring. Later in the evening I received a call from Joe, who helped plan the hunt. We decided to meet at Tierra Verde marina on Sunday at 3PM so that they could search during low tide. Sunday came around and 3 hunters showed up, Joe, Tom and Ed. Slowly, the remorse and feelings of despair turned to hope as there were 3 hunters with over 40 years of collective experience helping to find my ring.
They searched for about an hour and a half with no luck. Ed started following me as I was in the water searching with my feet. After about another half hour, Ed looked up and said “I’m not sure if this yours, but I found one.” I raced over to him and looked at the ring. To my amazement he had found it. The feeling in that moment is hard to describe, but I can tell you it was one of the best moments of my life. I will forever be thankful to the SRARC, Ed, Tom, Joe and Howard. The entire experience of dealing with them was amazing and these guys are some of the most altruistic people I have ever met.

Ring Recovered In Anclote Key

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County

Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

(Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191 (Clearwater) Joe (727) 269-3112 (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968

Ring Recovered In Anclote Key

Howard Metts received a call from a Jeweler who had a client that just lost a ring he had made. He had found our SRARC Ringfinders website and was hoping we could help. Howard contacted the owner who stated the ring was in a koozie on the boat while anchored off Anclote key and found its way overboard. Howard scheduled a hunt for the next day. The team of four Howard Metts, Dimitur Alipiev, Ed Osmar, and Rob Clarke hunted for about 3 hours in the water. Finally Howard came up with the beautiful ring! The owners were both amazed and very thankful for the recovery. Great job Team!

Lost Ring Recovered From Lido Beach

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County

Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

(Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191 (Clearwater) Joe (727) 269-3112 (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968

Lost Ring Recovered From Lido Beach

I met Laurel, the owner of Island Style Watersports and professional kayak guide at Ted Sterling Park to look for a ring her client lost the day before. According to Laurel, she was guiding a family through a mangrove tunnel when the husband’s kayak overturned.  He didn’t realize his wedding band was gone until returning to land, but Laurel was certain it came off as his hand was grabbing at overhead branches in an attempt to stay on the kayak. It turned out she was right and a few minutes later we were looking at a large white gold band in a scoop full of oyster shells!

Lost Ring Recovered On Anna Maria Island

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County

Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

(Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191 (Clearwater) Joe (727) 269-3112 (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968

Lost Ring Recovered On Anna Maria Island

Forrest and  Sarah headed to Anna Maria Island to enjoy Forrest’s day off. They were just relaxing in the sun, swimming, and then decided to toss a ball around for a while. Forrest was standing in waist deep water and tried a one handed catch. The ball caught the bottom of his wedding ring and lifted it over his knuckle and as his hand flew back the ring spiraled into the gulf. He stood right where he was and people searched around him for several hours. It was not to be found. Forrest contacted SRARC and Mike Miller scheduled a team for the next morning. Mike and Ed Osmar worked for about a hour in neck deep water with no luck and then Mike Shuler arrived and went to work. About a half hour later Shuler yelled “Is it yellow gold?” and held a gold ring into the air. Forrest rushed over and proclaimed “ I can’t believe you found it” Lots of smiles and hugs followed. We are very happy that we were able to return another cherished wedding ring.

Lost Wedding Ring Set Recovered in Cypress Gardens

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County

Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

(Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191 (Clearwater) Joe (727) 269-3112 (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968

Lost Wedding Ring Set Recovered in Cypress Gardens

I am so blessed to have met these three men, Joe, Ed, and Mike.. On a Sunday afternoon, my husband and had just anchored the boat to let the kids get out and swim a bit. I was second to last to get off, we do not have a ladder for our pontoon but it was only a small drop to the 3 foot of water so i sat at the edge and went to kick off when my foot slipped on the pontoon. I still had my left hand on the door of the boat! My hand slid down the crease and my 3 rings were caught on the hinge! I could feel the sharp metal pierce my fingers and I was stuck, standing on my tippy toes, but hanging from one of my rings, out of instinct i snatched my hand and there went my rings into the water. 2 out of 3 that is, the 3rd one was still there but a bit mangled. My hand was covered in blood, it looked like i stuck my hand in a food processor. I wasn’t concerned about the pain, I wanted to find my rings, but being a nurse I was concerned about the bacteria in the lake water that could infect my wounds. My husband helped me back on the boat and the search began, literally 5 hours later and no luck. I would have stayed longer but the Florida weather would not allow and we had to get the kids back to dry land. It really had not sunk in, that my rings were gone, my hand was bandaged up and throbbing. I called the one person who I knew would feel my pain and help calm me down and come up with a solution. My sister Amanda went to work and thanks to the modern day internet she found this website www.TheRingFinders.com, she was contacted by a gentleman named Joe who was eager to help and provided her with the contact info for another hunter named Mike Miller. I was in shock to find out that there was actually professional help out there for someone like me. I looked up the website and read the amazing stories from people just like me, who’s hearts were broken and they too thought they had lost it all. I called Mike right away and he asked a few questions and was very optimistic. We set a date for Saturday morning to meet at the dock. 6 days after the incident, I was still hopeful and had faith. I contacted Mike the night before to confirm and was informed, there would be not 1 or 2 but 3 hunters coming to my rescue!!! Well the rest I’m sure you can figure out, my prayers were answered! I will be forever grateful!! I will tell this story for years and let others know, if they are as unfortunate as I, there is Hope, thank you Suncoast Research and Recovery Club!

Mans Gold Wedding Ring Recovered From Anna Maria Island

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County

Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

(Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191 (Clearwater) Joe (727) 269-3112 (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968

Mans Gold Wedding Ring Recovered From Anna Maria Island

Dan and Sue were vacationing on Anna Marie Island over the Forth of July week with their kids. They were having a great time until Thursday evening when Dan was in about 3 feet of water with the kids and was trying to feel for shells in the sand. As he lifted his hand from the sand he felt his wedding ring slipping off his finger. He quickly pushed his hand back to the sand to try and trap the ring but it flew off before he could save it. The whole family frantically searched for the ring and other beach goers joined in to where they had 12 people looking at one point. They couldn’t find it and returned to their room that night and tried to think what could be done to get the ring back. Eventually Dan found Ring Finders on the internet and contacted Howard Metts. Howard put out an email to the club hunters and Mike Miller responded that he happened to be in the area and could meet them at the beach right away. After hunting for about an hour Mike got the good signal and called Dan and Sue over. He said I think this is it. It sounds really good but just in case I’m wrong, when I dig, it could also be a pull tab so don’t be disappointed. Mike dug and shook the sand out or the scoop and caught a glimpse of gold. He moved the scoop over to Dan and said “I think I see gold in there” Dan looked and saw nothing. Mike said “dig around in the shells a little bit”. Dan started digging and instantly found his lost wedding ring. Both Dan and Sue are overjoyed to have his ring back. It was solid smiles all around with the whole family.

Lost Ring Found In Indian Rocks Beach

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County

Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

(Dunedin) Howard (727) 631-4191 (Clearwater) Joe (727) 269-3112 (St Pete) Tom (727) 415-7968

Lost Ring Found In Indian Rocks Beach

Anthony and Tabatha were enjoying the ocean on one of their weekly trips to Indian Rocks Beach when a wave hit Anthony from behind and off flew his ring. After aa few frantic hours looking, Tabatha googled lost ring and found SRARC member Stan Flack. Stan arranged for hunters Howard and Dimitur to give a hunt the next evening along with him. After waiting for low tide, and about 45 minutes, Stan was lucky enough to find the ring. A very relieved Anthony was over joyed to have his ring back. Great job SRARC team.

Lost Heirloom Ring Found At Madeira Beach

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County

Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

(Dunedin)  Howard (727) 631-4191   (Clearwater)  Joe (727) 269-3112   (St Pete)  Tom (727) 415-7968 

Lost Heirloom Ring Found At Madeira Beach

David & Melissa, from Atlanta, were just starting their vacation and celebrating their 20th anniversary. They just recently started wearing some very special rings that had been passed down to them. The rings were given to them by Melissa’s Great Uncle David & Great Aunt Lois who had been married in the 1920’s and were married for 70 years. Great Aunt Lois was blind for most of their marriage and Great Uncle David was truly devoted to her. David was wading in the surf with his daughter when he felt his ring fall off his finger. He and his family searched for several hours and had finally gave up figuring it was lost for good when a passing metal detectorist on shore had told them to search the internet for water detecting services that may be able to help. That in turn got Melissa find Ring Finders and in touch with SRARC and team member Stan Flack. A hunt was quickly organized for later that day and Stan along with Ed Osmar and Mike Shuler gave it a go in very rough waters. After about 45 minutes and a few dousing, Stan was able to walk over the ring and scoop it up from the ocean. A shocked and elated David and Melissa couldn’t believe it was found and vowed to never wear the ring in the ocean again. Great job to the Ringer finders group for sticking that one out. It was really rough out there.

Backyard Lost Ring Recovery In Tampa Bay

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County

Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

(Dunedin)  Howard (727) 631-4191   (Clearwater)  Joe (727) 269-3112   (St Pete)  Tom (727) 415-7968 

Backyard Recovery In Tampa Bay

While in their backyard Jasons’ fiance realized her ring had come off. Jason found out SRARC Ringfinders website and called Tom Jones who called Howard Metts to do the hunt. Howard met with Jason that afternoon and within an hour was able to find the beautiful ring. What a great way to end a Monday.

Ring Lost In The Sand At Madeira Beach Recovered

SRARC Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service – Tampa Bay Area, Pinellas County, Manatee County & Sarasota County

Lost something important? We can HELP! Our services are FREE! Donations to the Club are accepted.

We will send a team of metal detector experts to search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks and even your own backyard. If you have lost your ring or any other precious item, “Don’t Wait – Call Now.”

(Dunedin)  Howard (727) 631-4191   (Clearwater)  Joe (727) 269-3112   (St Pete)  Tom (727) 415-7968

Ring Lost In The Sand At Madeira Beach Recovered

Nolan was in town on vacation with his brother and his brothers girlfriend spending the day on the beach at Treasure Island in Madeira Beach. Nolan had put his ring in his beach bag and had forgot it was in there when they packed up for the day and headed to the car. Once at the car, Nola checked for his ring and it was gone. He figured it had to have been lost in the deep sand on the beach. After some internet searches, He came up with the SRARC web page and quickly was in touch with team member Stan Flack. Stan in turn called on members Paul Hill and Jim Thobe to give it a try. After only 5 minutes of searching, Jim had the ring recovered in his scoop and a very happy Nolan was thrilled to have his ring back. Nice job by both of you two on a quick recovery.