White gold ring recovered for Trish at Semaphore, South Australia

Trish phoned up this morning after losing her ring swimming yesterday afternoon in Semaphore a popular beach location west of Adelaide. I caught up with her husband Jim today at low tide and we worked out the best search area and how far down the beach it was likely to be.

I started about 5m out of the search area and worked my way down to the water searching about 20m lines each way. After several bottle tops, a pull tab, some junk jewellery and a few coins I picked up that nice rounded, mellow gold sound with a big target just below the surface. I only had to reach in about 1″ of sand and there it was.

A quick wash in the water to remove the sand and it was back with Jim just as Trish turned up to see how we were going. Huge smiles everywhere and a hug from Trish for another successful search at Semaphore.

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After that I popped down south for another ring, but unfortunately they couldn’t get down there to give me a rough location so will put that one off for another day.

Sentimental ring lost and found at Semaphore South Australia

Ring found in Semaphore

Mary contacted me via facebook to ask if I thought it was possible to find a ring lost on New Years Eve while swimming. After a few questions it sounded like a fairly easy job and we agreed to meet up the following day at low tide. Given the time and rough depth of water when it was lost I was able to work out roughly how far down the beach to search while Claudia worked out a possible north and south boundary along the beach.

Once I had a rough area to work in I had a guess at a decent place to start and walked my first line. The¬†first signal turned up around 3/4 of the way to the other boundary and after a quick dig in the sand out popped Claudia’s ring. So probably 10 minutes of set up time and 5 minutes of actual detecting.¬†Ring found in Semaphore