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Metal Detector Treasure Finds, Pictures and Stories
BeachHunter 300 Finds Couples Lost Ring
Returning home to France from vacation, we stopped on the coast of Italy. I decided to take my BHID 300 with me in case I had a chance to do some detecting. We were in a town called Sanremo near the French border and the weather was great. While 'tecting' at several small beaches, many people were asking about the detector (apparently not seen in this area often). This was someone of an inconvenience since they spoke Italian and I only speak English and French...
Well, to continue, I came upon a small beach and while just starting to do some water 'tecting', 5 young men were acting very excited and some of them were laughing. They motioned me to come over to their area indicating they had just lost something... Being somewhat suspicious, I merely smiled and went the other way (thinking they were trying to pull a fast one on me). This happened twice. Then, one of them came up to me and tapped me on the shoulder and (through some difficult problems with communication) finally convinced me to go search for 2 gold wedding bands that they had lost.
Well, as many of you guys know, searching for rings in the water is sometimes not as easy as it sounds, especially when their 'known location' was not accurate. Well, after nearly an hour and finding many coins, one of the group urged me to a different location (he thought the others were not correct on their 'site'). Well, he was right. Within 2 minutes or so, I found one of the rings and then it took only a couple of more minutes to find the other one... Needless to say, the entire group (plus MANY onlookers on the shore) were very happy to have their rings back. I still don't speak Italian but I understood them perfectly. Yes, I found the rings but sure would have liked to find some for myself (since this is my first gold find). Oh well, perhaps next time.