Over the years we have upgraded our metal detectors and other equipment. The metal detector we use now is waterproof and fully submersible down to 10 feet of water. This includes the actual metal detector, the headphones and the small metal detector (called a pin pointer). Typically, I’m thankful for this when we do lost ring hunts in the water … but don’t think about it much when searching a softball diamond. However, for a recent hunt in Beaver Dam – a waterproof metal detector was essential. I got the call from John about his lost wedding ring, and headed over to Beaver Dam. On the way, the heavens opened up and it started to rain like crazy. I had already made the 1 hour drive … so I jumped out of the van and started the hunt in the rain! I’ll let John tell the rest of the story in his own words:
Lost Ring at Softball Diamond
On July 27th, myself and a group of guys were hitting some softballs at the local high school for an upcoming tournament. I had started the practice pitching, then moved to shortstop before it was my turn to hit. One of the players did not have a glove so as I came in to bat, I threw my glove to him beyond the third baseline. I took my turn hitting and after, returned to the field when I noticed my wedding ring was missing. I had recently lost some weight, and my ring hadn’t fit as well as it once had. My ring had come off in the past in my softball glove, but stayed inside the glove. However, not this time. In my gut, I felt that it probably fell out as I threw it to the other player before coming into bat. I was very nervous that I had lost my ring and would not be able to find it. Practice ended and for the next hour the team attempted to find my ring … but with no luck. After they all left, I went home to grab a metal rake which I had used in the past when I lost my ring once before. I stayed until dark, raking the grass, but with no such luck. I then returned home to share the bad news with my wife.
Ring Finders with a Metal Detector
Metal Detecting in the Rain
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