Sentimental Ring Recovered On Football Oval

August 14th, 2011 by Brad Lovell

Last week I received a text message from Cameron, his girlfriend had lost a special ring he had bought for her while playing soccer. After a quick phone call to Cameron, it turned out that his girlfriend had actually lost the ring 3 weeks earlier. And she did not know when or where the ring fell off. I mentioned to Cameron that in these circumstances there is a very low chance of recovery. Anything could have happened to a ring laying on an oval for 3 weeks, including someone picking it up, or a ride on lawn mower collecting it. Cameron knew the chance of recovery was slim, but he asked me to search for the ring anyway so he knew he did everything humanly possible. I drove to the oval at Asquith (near Horsnby about an hour drive north of Sydney) the following day, and began the slow methodical search. To my surprise after an hour and a half of searching, I heard a signal and as I looked down I could see the ring hiding at the bottom of the grass. I called Cameron to tell him the good news.

Wedding Ring Lost In Grass On Football Oval

June 12th, 2009 by Brad Lovell

I received a phone call from Michael last Friday morning. Michael had lost his wedding ring while playing football at an oval in Engadine, about an hour drive south of Sydney. Fortunately for me, Michael felt the ring fall off his finger as he was passing the ball…so he had an idea of the area the ring could have dropped. Being a public area, I told Michael I would be there as soon as I could. I organised to meet Michael’s wife Kim at the football oval that evening. I had Tony from Metal Detecting Services with me from the previous job, and he said he would be happy to help out again with this particular job. Kim showed us the area her husband believed his lost gold wedding band to be, and we got straight to work. Tony began to cover one half of the search area, while I hunted the other. To be honest, I figured this job would take 20 minutes at most with both of us covering the area. But as it turned out we spent almost 2 hours searching before I stumbled upon the lost ring. The ring was actually a good distance from the area Kim showed us, which is often the case. We we’re both very happy to return the Ring to Kim and get back into our warm cars. Once again, I want to thank Tony from Metal Detector Services for helping out with this job. If it wasn’t for you I would probably have been in the freezing cold for another 2 hours.