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Help me please he cried

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The first call came in around 9:30 that night. I was outside helping my daughter get her car into the driveway to keep it from being stuck in the road. Debbie answered the call and a man's voice asked to speak with Coinhunter. She explained to the man I wasn't available but could she take a message. Yes, he replied I need his help. I have lost my wedding band in this snow and I cannot leave Knoxville until I find it. Deb asked him to call me back around 10 pm as I should be inside by then. Just about 10 the phone rang and you could hear the misery in his voice. I lost my wedding band he told me while cleaning the snow off the windshield of my truck. Would you consider helping me find it please? I thought the man was going to start crying he sounded so depressed. We have been looking for it for 5 hours already and I cannot leave without it. Of course I will come look for it but just not tonight I told him. In the morning when we can see to drive and I can get out onto the main roads I will call you and see what I can do. This morning my daughter took me to west Knoxville where I met the man and he showed me the general vicinity of where he thought it might be. I started looking and the ground was literally packed with metal. I couldn't use tone id to help as it was a nightmare of sounds. I figured the ring would be on the surface or right under the snow so I put it in all metal and started searching. I started seeing VDI readings for a quarter, dime, lots of pennies, pull tabs, iron, you name it was there. Then all of a sudden I saw a 48 show up that quickly jumped up to a 89 and locked in. Only problem it was showing 2 1/2 inches deep. A silver quarter I thought so I continued to scan. Something told me to go back over the target and I did. There was the 48 again. This time I scraped the snow back and there glistening in the grass lay the biggest man's wedding band I have ever seen outside of a store. I carefully set my machine down, knelt and slipped it over my thumb. I have large hands and the ring was flopping on my finger like crazy. I held out my hand and asked him is this it? His yell startled me and caught the attention of some folks near by. He grabbed me in a bear hug and wouldn't let go. All together it took me maybe 10 minutes to find the ring, an hour driving time to get there and another hour to get back home. Less than three hours to rescue a man from depression and turn him into a smiling happy guy once again. His name was Cleveland, lives in New York, and although his picture may not show how big he really is, trust me he is a whopper. His grand parents had recently passed away and he inherited their home and farm in North Carolina. He already owned land in Kentucky plus what he has in New York. He isn't married yet, the ring was on his right hand when he lost it. The wedding is set for next December 26, and he has invited me to come over to North Carolina and hunt the property there. It seems his grand father had this thing about loosing rings also. I did notice one small thing when we had shook hands earlier and that was the enormous gold and diamond ring with World Champions on the top. I have his autograph on a piece of paper that sadly I will have to turn in to the bank but I am going to copy and frame it. I may never meet him again but his ring is now back on his hand, he is happy and I am also. The ring was platinum and it was super heavy. I apologize for the picture of the ring in the grass, it is a lousy shot so I drew a red ring around it to show where it was.

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Great story, and an awesome thing to do for someone, congratulations on making that mans day!!!!!

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Nice job!  :sFun_bananaunripe:

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Glad to hear you found it for him, what a good day it must have been, hope you have a lots of good finds the rest of the year !

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