Hi there, I lost my wedding band while swimming at Fanore beach in Co Clare yesterday. The tide was out fully and I was swimming directly out from the lifeguard hut. I know it's a longshot but I would be so grateful and willing to pay for anyone's help with a metal Detector locally. The ring is of huge value to me as my husband died 7 years after we married. I searched late yesterday evening to see if the high tide had brought it in but nothing. I will continue to search but I know its a needle in a haystack. Thankyou. Catherine
Hi Catherine, I am sorry to hear you have lost your wedding ring, can you tell us how far out you swam and roughly what depth the water is at the deepest, most detectors work in water while wading some will work fully submerged . Some of the local lads may know the beach but it would be helpful to know if it drops away slowly or quickly , also what is the bottom made up of in that area , sand , stones , rock. Sadly it is unlikely that the ring will move much unless there is a heavy sea, gold being heavy will sink to the bottom. which if you have a good idea of the area its in may be a good thing.
Thankyou for your replies. I was swimming in about 4.5 ft of water with strong waves. The sand was quite soft on the sea floor and very easily disturbed. The beach fall is gradual with scattered rocks. I've searched the tideline at high tide as there is a lot of seaweed along it. I really appreciate your advice and help and I realise there is very little hope of finding it but I'll give it my best shot.
That would be a lot of expense www.metaldetectorsalesni.com/ the top of the range detectors are not cheap and most others will not do the job. We must have somebody near the area who can help.....anybody? Metal detecting is not rocket science if you pass over the ring you will hear it... would save a lot of time if one of our lads could help they know exactly what to do and where to do it. If you do end up buying a detector and use the above link explain your situation to the lad he will look after you and point you to the right underwater detector if needed.
Hi there, I would like to thank Zervoris and Juggins for their advice and offers of help with regard to finding my ring following my recent post. Following a detailed search of the particular area with metal detectors there was unfortunately no sign of my ring. Some recent movement of sand on the beach and a build up of a sandbar have probably reduced my chances of finding it. Anyway I really appreciate the kind words advice and offers of help from Zervoris and also Juggins. Regards, Catherine