Caroline called last night after losing a very sentimental ring down at Seacliff, a popular southern beach in Adelaide. Unfortunately it was lost while walking the dog so the search area was huge. We had a bit of a chat trying to work out the most likely areas and even then the search area was about 150m x 50m which is nearly 2 acres.
I separated that area into 3 sub searches, nothing in the first, then 2 hours searching the main walking area- nothing, then only left with the path Caroline would have walked onto the beach from the car. Nothing in the first pass, turned around to head back, walked 2m and there it was. Hiding about 4″ under some powder soft sand was this beautiful and precious ring. Caroline couldn’t believe her luck and looked a little in shock, but the smiles took over she is one very happy, relieved lovely lady.
This search was tricky simply because of the large area involved but with a little detective work and some perseverance we got there.
Initially this young couple hired a metal detector to try and find their lost engagement ring, however they didn’t have any luck after 6 or so hours searching. I ended up dropping in on them to help out and together we searched the large area on the side of a road for 1.5 hours.
Nothing turned up the first day before it got dark, so I rejoined them the following day and re-searched the area with the Minelab Sovereign GT but no luck.
Eventually I extended the search area to outside what they thought was the possible drop zone and after another hour I found it tucked under some dry grass.
It is amazing just how many lost rings end up being metal detected outside the initial search zone.
This couple were are hard working, diligent, resourceful and very much a dedicated team, they are going to do well and what an amazing smile (and hug) they offered on getting the ring back 🙂
Absolutely thrilled that I was able to help them out and return an absolute cracker of a gold engagement ring to this couple 🙂