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Hassim called me to say his wife had lost both her wedding and engagement rings underwater at Currumbin a couple of days ago. She was swimming around with her kids when she felt a dreaded slipping feeling before they disappeared into the abyss. They were completely devastated and had tried and tried to find them, but the water was too deep and murky.
I timed it so I would come down an hour before dead low tide to give myself the best possible chance. Hassim and his family could not make it at that time and so sent me the GPS coordinates for the area where they thought the rings had slipped off. Unfortunately there were a lot of fishermen there with their lines in when I arrived. I had to navigate them, hoping they would soon move on so I could do more of the beach around the coordinates. I had completed most of the detectable areas before the sand dropped steeply off and I was hoping they hadn’t disappeared in to the deep forever.
Finally the fishermen left, so I quickly went along the new area. There were yabby pump holes everywhere and I was concerned someone had already sucked them up for a very happy surprise. After a few coins (including a very old 2c piece) and the odd bottle top, a nice tone rung out and my heart jumped a little, I dug around and felt the unmistakable feel of a ring between my fingers – her wedding ring was safe! Then less than a foot away another target, it was her engagement ring.
I met Hassim on the beach and he was amazed, his wife was sure I wouldn’t find them. Well we had a surprise for her! Watch the video below to see when she is reunited with her wedding and engagement rings.
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