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FOUND! Man's 14kt. White Gold Wedding Band.
If you, or someone you know, lost their Ring (or OTHER Jewelry), please contact me A.S.A.P.
While 10 kt. Gold can tarnish, and blacken, from years underwater, 14 kt. and purer Gold does not. Even after
decades underwater, it still shines as brightly as the day it was lost.
I advise EVERYONE, to PLEASE have your cherished property ENGRAVED.
A Name, a Date, Initials...ANYTHING! I've found DOZENS AND DOZENS OF UNMARKED WEDDING RINGS!
BUT THIS STORY...has a HAPPY ENDING! The Ring was RETURNED TO THE RIGHTFUL OWNER (who lost it while swimming from a Dock on a Lake). He'd
only been Married for 3 WEEKS, so naturally, he and his Wife were overjoyed. (He was happy enough, to pay MORE than the "Contracted Recovery Fee"). "It's always nice to receive a "Tip" for a job well
"If you've given up hope, you haven't called ME yet". (Visit my "Google+" Page for more Photos and Videos).
Hello, My name is Cory Devereau. "I'm usually...the Guy you call, when everyone else has failed". (But, if you ALREADY KNOW about me, you call me FIRST).
Welcome to the Oldest, Longest Established, "HONEST + PROVEN", "Lost Property Recovery Service", Available to the Public, in the World. Founded in 1981! (If you know of anyone that's been doing it
longer, I'd love to meet them. I need all the help I can get, Nationwide, and Worldwide). Lost Diamond Rings, Watchs, Keys, Earrings, Fishing Equipment, Lost Boats (it happens). Whatever you
lose..."My Job, is To Reunite You"...AND SAVE YOU MONEY. Decades of PROVEN Cases. I've PERSONALLY returned HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of DOLLARS worth of Rings, and other Personal Property,
TO THE RIGHTFUL OWNERS. No matter what it's worth, when I find it, it's ALWAYS RETURNED TO THE RIGHTFUL OWNER. Your Property, means nothing "to me" (I have BOXES of Lost Rings, and other "Unclaimed
Finds"). BUT...it means absolutely EVERYTHING, to YOU. And THAT...is why I started this Business. I KNOW HOW IT FEELS, (I lost my Wedding Ring at Stinson Beach, California over 40 years ago). Read
Though I WAS NOT HIRED to find this Diamond Ring, IT WAS RETURNED TO IT'S "RIGHTFUL OWNER".. Actual Value (Retail) OVER $8,600.
It's actually "quite often", that I find "extra Jewelry", while searching a heavily used area. While searching for a Fed-Ex Pilot's Wedding Ring, in the water near a
Sandbar, I FOUND 5 WEDDING RINGS. NONE OF THEM WERE HIS. (THEN...comes "the hard part". I try and find the Rightful Owners. "Rather than sell them for Scrap"). The reason I'm so often successful in
my Searches, is because of the "Strict Protocol, Procedures, and Scientific Methods" that I Employ, on EACH and EVERY Case"...."They're CONSISTENT", and "THEY WORK"! Having Searched, AND BEEN
SUCCESSFUL, after OVER 100 PEOPLE HAVE TRIED... "Say's it all". (I am NOT, the "Average Diver" you might hire to search for your lost Ring). I am a Specialist, and I work in "Zero Visibility".
PRICES FOR SERVICES:
I charge a "Service Call Fee"...(the same as a "Retainer"), that "ONLY covers my "Travel, and Air". HOWEVER..."Instead of paying some Diver $150-$250 per hour...I can
almost always, Dive for DAYS, SAVING YOU A FORTUNE, and I make it AFFORDABLE to attempt to recover your Property". (In an Area local to me, I can Dive for 2 DAYS for about $125-$200 Dollars).
If I do not recover your Lost Ring, or other Property...more often than not, I continue my Search AT MY OWN EXPENSE, and (simply) "enlarge my Search Area". I know of no other Company that operates
this way, but what's MOST important to me...is that YOU are re-united with your Lost Ring or other Valuable Property. That's why I started this Business almost 40 years ago.
"Recovery Fee", is based on 30% of the "Retail Replacement Value" of your Property...OR LESS!
No one EVER pays more, no matter how long, or
difficult the Job is, unless YOU...OFFER me more. As was the Case of a Woman in N.C., who offered a $10,000 Reward, for the return of a VERY small (3/8" tall) Gold Cross, with a "tiny Diamond, and a
"tiny" Pearl. It's "TOTAL Retail Value", was "LESS THAN $500 (that's Five "Hundred" Dollars)". THAT'S how much "Value" this tiny piece of Jewelry had to Gail Brady. It was a gift from her Mother, and
was simply "Irreplacable:. Many times, my Clients give me "Tips" (Gratuities) and pay me MORE than our "Contracted Recovery Fee"..."Money", and "Value"...are a matter of "Perspective", plain and
simple. You pay...for my Honesty, Integrity...and my "willingness to work in some of the absolute worst conditions on the Planet".
MANY Divers have attempted to enter this Profession. Many, with my help. But, when faced with ZERO Visibility, and sometimes, treacherous currents, once they actually
see what's involved...most change their minds.
College National Championship Ring, lost while Fishing a small Pond, Jamel Gaines "tossed some Bait to a friend, who was Fishing in another Boat, 15 feet away." One
doesn't get many chances in life TO EARN a Ring like this (the "Super Bowl Ring of Colleges"), so naturally, it's a HUGE LOSS. Sure, you can "buy another one", but it'll never be the same as THE
ORIGINAL". Much like "almost all" of the Lost Property I recover for Clients, the "Sentimental Value", far exceeds the "Cost to Replace".
One Diver, and Owner/Instructor of the local "Scuba Center", who is also a Trusted Associate of mine, looked for this Lost Ring, for over 3 1/2 hours, but could not locate it (Zero Visibility,
Private Pond). Due to the "close proximity" Jamel could place me to the Rings "entry point", I located it in 38 minutes. For DECADES, I've PROVEN, that MY Underwater Search TECHNIQUES, WORK.
This Ornate Man's Ring was found during a Search for "someone else's" Wedding Band. I occassionally wear this Ring, in hope that someone "recognizes it", and steers me to the Rightful Owner. ("CURRENTLY SEEKING OWNER").
Over 30 years ago, I found a "United States Air Force Graduation Ring", while Diving in Lake Champlain, Vermont. I wore it, in hopes that someone might
recognize it. 2 months later someone did, and remarked..."A friend of mine lost a Ring just like that, down by the Gas Dock on the Lake". I explained to him, that "That's where I found it", and we
contacted him, and I returned it to him. I'm hoping the same thing HAPPENS AGAIN, by "wearing THIS Ring". (Worked once). Currently Seeking Owner of this very Ornate Lost Ring
(Seeking Owners, as well, of ALL the other Lost Rings, Necklaces, Barcelets, Earrings, and Medallions, that I currently have)...."If it was lost on the
Eastern Seaboard, or within a few hundred miles Inland, I MAY ALREADY HAVE YOUR PROPERTY!"...CALL ME!
I do not seek a "Written Appraisal" (from a Certified Gemologist) for all of the Jewelry that I find, because it's just too expensive. However, this Ring, upon "Verbal Appraisal", would cost the Owner OVER $6,500 TO REPLACE. OWNER OF THIS RING, UNKNOWN.
Lost Diamond Ring Found While Searching for Wedding Band. I FREQUENTLY find "other peoples" Lost Property while on Routine Searches for Clients Lost Property. I have
no idea who owns these "extra finds", and am seeking the Rightful Owners. This Diamond Ring HAS INITIALS inside the Band. Similar to one found recently, it helps enormously, if it is Engraved inside
the Band, and I recommend that if YOUR Ring is not "Engraved"...HAVE IT DONE!...Do NOT wait! While at this particular location, I also found 3 Wedding bands!
NONE have Initials. If you, or someone you know, has lost their Ring, Necklace, Medallion, or other Property, please help me return it to them, by having them CONTACT ME DIRECTLY @
The Owner of this Medallion hired 5 Divers to search it for 4 or 5 Summers, unsuccessfully. After 3 DAYS of Search Effort...the Owner realized he'd put me in the WRONG LOCATION. Regrouping...I found in it less than an hour. There WAS NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE.
Over $30,000 worth of Jewelry, once again returned to the rightful owner.
These Rings were lost in Lake Wylie, S.C., while several women were out for "a day on the Lake".
When "Debbie" took off her rings to apply Sun Screen, she placed them on the lid of their Cooler, turned around to put on the Sun Screen, and heard her
Mother-in-Law ask.."Does anyone else want a drink while I'm in here?" (the Cooler).
She turned and asked where she'd put her Rings. (Well...the Cooler was on the edge of their Pontoon Boat, and when she opened the lid, she flipped the
Rings into the Lake).
She replied..."What Rings?"...(She'd opened the Cooler Lid without looking). The Boat was actually "nose
in" to the beach of a small island...the water only 4 feet deep. They looked for hours, on several different ocassions, to no avail, and eventually
gave up on ever finding them.
Then, over a year later, she came across a Newspaper Article about Land and Sea Recovery Services, contacted the owner of the company (Cory Devereau), and
took him to the location of the lost Rings. "Two weeks later she had her Rings back"...(See Charlotte (N.C.) WBTV Channel 3 News Video of Rings being
This Ring was originally appraised at OVER $32,000. Again, returned to the rightful owner. To give the Client a "better Deal" I had the Ring "re-appraised", and based my Recovery Fee on a "lower amount".
This beautiful 2.65 Carat Blue Diamond Ring, had been in the family for OVER 50 YEARS, when it was lost, along with 2 OTHER Diamond Rings.
One of the "other" Rings, was the womans Wedding Ring (with approximately 19 diamonds), and her Grandmothers small Diamond Ring. These items were ALL
"totally irreplacable" ("With almost every single Client I've had", adds Devereau,..."the Sentimental Value was what hurt the most").
When interviewed for a Newspaper Article, Devereau stated..."That's the reason I started this business (over 30 years ago)", says Devereau. "You
just can't replace the feeling of loss, by buying another Ring, because it isn't the same as the one your loved one first put on your finger".
"What started from "a dream" and "out of curiosity", "turned into a business".... "I found so many Rings"...(HUNDREDS!). "They meant nothing to
me, but I couldn't help but imagine how the owners of the Rings felt when they lost them?"
"I gave up wearing Rings after losing about the fourth one"....He adds.."Lost MY
Wedding Ring at Stinson Beach, in California. Water there is COLD. Shrinks your fingers. I was a little more than knee deep, and was letting the outgoing wave brush through my hands. Felt it slip
right off...and watched it get carried away." The Ring was an Antique, of European design. Even had the Family Hallmarks stamped into the inside of
the band." "So, I know quite well "how it feels", he adds "Through the markings ("Hallmarks") on the inside of a Ring, or other piece of this type,
you can actually "date" older Jewelry and trace it back to the maker."
"I mean, how do you replace a piece of Jewelry that was made 300 years ago?"
Lost Wedding Ring Search Yields "Extras". At this location, a total of 18 Cell Phones were found (not all pictured). This Search was performed
after 2 Divers, with Metal Detectors, failed to locate a Lost Wedding Band. Passed down from Father to Son, the Ring had enormous sentimental value. After over 15 hours of searching, I found the Ring
and returned it, to it's Rightful Owner. Visit my "Google+ Page" to see "Cleanup Video" of Frank Cecere's Lost Wedding Ring. He had given up, after the Divers searched on multiple occassions, for
hours, with no results. Beneath the "House Key" in photo (near the "coins"), note the Gold Earring (or Medallion) that was also found. Owner unknown.
One of my Lost Ring Search Partners (Tim Heeg), found these RARE Sharks Teeth, on Father's Day (unnamed area in S.C.). Prized by Collectors and Museums (like the
Smithsonian), these Teeth are from the largest Great White Shark that ever lived..."Carcarius Megalodon", and are a MINIMUM of 10 MILLION YEARS OLD. Beats "MY Oldest Coin Find", a Roman Coin (a
"Tetradrachm"), in Circulation approx. 450-463 "B.C."! OVER 2000 YEARS OLD. "Just laying there, on the bottom of a Lake"...Just like YOUR Lost Property...it's STILL THERE. Call me for free
Consultation. (Age is Excluding an 18-20 pound METEORITE I found as a young boy).
Lost Property Recovery
Services IS WHAT I DO. Unfortunately, many, many people hire Divers, who CLAIM
to be "Experienced", with ZERO Results. Gabrielle, a Woman in Hamburg, Germany, has already SPENT HALF THE COST OF HER (Diamond) RING, by hiring 2 separate "Dive Teams". (One Team, the Local Fire
Depts., WITH Metal Detectors. The other, a Team from the Netherlands, again, with Metal Detectors)...WITH ZERO RESULTS, and still does not have her Diamond Ring back, despite knowing EXACTLY where
her Ring slipped through a small space between the boards of a Public Dock.
EVERYTHING I DO, is based ENTIRELY on PROVEN SCIENCE, PHYSICS, MATHEMATICS, and FLUID DYNAMICS. MANY Divers, have "begun" to Venture into this line of work in the last 8 or 9 years,
due to my Website (or their own curiosity). For over 35 years, I've been "Recovering and Returning Peoples Lost Property"...because I know what "Immense Sentimental Value" the items hold, to the
It is my "Lifes Goal"...to "re-unite" People with their Lost Property, and I am astonishingly successful at it (and somewhat obsessed). Because, Literally...everything that I do...is
based on PROVEN Mathematics, Science, Physics, and Fluid Dynamics...IT WORKS!
I currently have thousands of Items that I've found..."and I don't know who ANY OF IT belongs to". Over the past few decades...people have called me to enlist my Services to recover
their Lost Property...and "I ALREADY HAD THEIR PROPERTY"!
I'm staring at a Diamond Ring right now (Oct. 2016). It HAS INITIALS inside the Band. Got more just like it (WITH INITIALS). Owners Unknown.
I AM CURRENTLY SEEKING ALL OWNERS OF THE PROPERTY I'VE FOUND...SO THAT I CAN RETURN IT TO THEM! I've found (literally) "OVER 1000 RINGS", (in addition to Necklaces, Bracelets,
Earrings, Medallions, Watches...AND MANY, I CURRENTLY HAVE).
They mean absolutely NOTHING...to me...but hold CHERISHED MEMORIES to the loved ones that received them from a Family Relative...or as a Gift.
If "you"...or "someone you know", has lost property that you would like to have back...I URGE you to contact me.
I've personally recovered a Ring that belonged to a "Great-Great Grandmother"...FOR THE CLIENT, that they NEVER thought they'd see again. Two Divers looked (and failed) on several
occassions. I found it, deep in a crack between 2 Granite Boulders, in "Near Zero Visibility", in "Cranberry Lake", in Northwestern N.J. in 1985.
This particular Ring, was given as a Graduation Present (passed down through the Family)...and was "Irreplacible". (On a side note...this Ring was "the most Intricately Crafted
Diamond Ring that I have EVER found for a Client". The "Craftsmanship" was VERY intricate...and it was an HONOR to return it). It held a 1 Carat Diamond.
THAT...was OVER 30 YEARS AGO...and "I'm still doin' it".
One Jewelry Item (a Cross) had been lost for 33 YEARS...(Found while searching for a Gold Signet Ring, that had been lost BY THE SAME PERSON, for 32 Years). It took me less than 3
hours to find it...UNDERWATER.
I've been PROVING that "it CAN be done"...FOR DECADES! Do NOT give up on your Lost Property...CALL ME. Consultations are free, so basically, "you have nothing to lose".
Copyright owner; Cory Bond Devereau 2008-2017. All Rights Reserved
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ALL OVER THE WORLD, that I cannot offer Service to, because they are too far away. JOIN MY NETWORK...FREE TRAINING!
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Welcome, again, to Land & Sea Recovery Services . . . .My name is
Cory Devereau and I am the Sole Owner of Land and Sea Recovery Services and all of its Copyrights, 2007 to present, a Special Investigator, a Registered Federal Contractor, and an Expert, Nationally
CERTIFIED Technician in several Fields, including the Handling, Storage, Installation, and Application of Flammable and Explosive Liquids and Gases.
For over 30 years I've done extensive Underwater Search-&-Recovery for Peoples Lost Property as Investigative Operations Underwater and the
Saco River Salvage Company, and
several years ago changed the name of my Company to it's current, more encompassing title.
But either way, I'm glad you were able to find my Website, and hope that it contains the information you
need to help me...and the Divers I Employ...find your lost valuables.
Note: I am not a Law Enforcement Officer OR a Private Investigator. I deal exclusively with lost or missing property. If
you are in need of a Private Investigator, I would be glad to recommend some I've worked with in the past, including a Retired F.B.I. Special Agent.
With over 35 years of extensive experience in locating all types of Lost Rings, and other
Items, on land or under the surface of the water, clearly, my chances of recovering your Lost Property, are FAR better than hiring someone with LESS experience. I may even be able to give the
information you need to recover your Lost Property, over the phone, using my "Techniques", at no charge to you at all.
But first, I must issue this WARNING: Since I ESTABLISHED THIS PROFESSION in
1981, THERE ARE "MANY" COPYCATS. "KNOW WHO YOU HIRE". ASK FOR REFERENCES (And Check Them!). If you hire "the Wrong Person", "You may never see your Property again". For instance...READ
CONSUMER WARNING: Security Warning: , a FORMER Associate, and amateur treasure hunter, Andrew T.
Sabisch, has claimed to be the owner of my Company, and mis-representing himself to my Clients, without my knowledge. Additionally, he, according to
the F.B.I., Pirated my .com Website, which I closed completely. He has NO connection to my Company. If you have done business with him, claiming to be the owner of "Land and Sea Recovery Services",
or ANY "Search and Recovery Company", please contact me, so that I can give you a "Case #", for the F.B.I's "IC3.gov"-Internet Crimes Divisions- ongoing Case .
If a Diver CLAIMS to work for me, and he does not, you must call me BEFORE HE ENTERS THE WATER, to find out if he works for me, or is an "Independant Diver", that I personally know
You are Eligible for Compensation, of up to $50,000 for "Fraud Protection", if a Member of my Company Defrauds OR Deceives you, in any way. All "Calls from Clients", MUST be
Co-ordinated through the Phone number listed on this Website. (I take the SECURITY of my Clients Property, VERY seriously).
But most importantly
It is the techniques that I've developed, and
the equipment that I've designed, that are EXCLUSIVE to my
Company, that make me successful, and I have what many consider (including more than one F.B.I. Special Agent) an "astonishing", PROVEN recovery rate...of over 90%.
"In my business, nothing is more important than INTEGRITY". If you hire the wrong person, you may never see your Property again. I've
probably returned more Jewelry to the Rightful Owners than anyone on the Planet.
And I don't say that to brag, but, "When you've returned piece, after piece, after piece, of EXTREMELY expensive Jewelry to the owners, Diamond Rings
Worth OVER $25,000, OVER $30,000...for 35 years...you develop A REPUTATION, and NOTHING is more important to me". "I've ALREADY GOT bragging rights", adds Devereau. 35 YEARS WORTH!
And simply put, "People
lose LOT'S of stuff. Every day".
A "single key", can cost between $350 to (OVER) $800 to replace!...an "Outboard Motor Cover"...$375 (for a 50 h.p. engine), to over $900 (for a
200 h.p.Motor). A lost "Outdrive"...over 9 GRAND!
"I recovered a Key for a fella that he said would have cost him OVER $800 TO REPLACE"!...Client was with his Family at
the edge of the Pond behind their house, and his son (a Toddler) was playing with the Keys and accidently tossed them into the Pond. Took about 3 1/2 hours to find it.
His Cost... LESS THAN 30%, because he only lived about 8 miles from me...(ACTUAL COST...$125) AND WAS REFERRED by a "Previous Client", that lost
his College NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RING.
(In "HIS Case"...a Diver looked for the Ring for 3 hours and 40 minutes, gave up...I found it in 40 minutes...BECAUSE MY TECHNIQUES
I, for over 25 years, "charged 1/3 (or less)" than the "Retail Replacement Cost" of an item, saving my Clients close to 70% of the costs to replace the lost property." (Cost lowered to 30% OR LESS, in 2016).
However...NOTHING...can replace the "Sentimental Value" attached to
these lost items. That's why..."I do what I do"...Plus...I save People a "whole hell of a lot of Money".
I mean...Would you rather pay 100% of the "Cost to Replace" a lost Ring or other piece of Jewelry...or... SAVE AT LEAST 70%!....AND HAVE THE
ORIGINAL BACK? (NOT a hard question to answer).
Some of my Cases
"I've "worked" cases ranging from finding a small Silver Ring, won at a Carnival for a man's Daughter (lost in
a Lake for over 7 years)...to Stolen Jewelry worth over $135,000 (tossed in a Lake full of Water Mocassins)...to Murder cases".
The Police caught a person who robbed a Lady's house...(selling some of the Jewelry), and he confessed...and added that he got scared, and
tossed a lot (over $135,000 worth) of the Jewelry into a Lake.
The local Police Divers told the woman that they had NO ONE, that would Dive the Lake (a Small Pond), because of the Water
Mocassions. Residents there told me: "The Snakes sun themselves daily on peoples Porches, there are so many".
One couple, in Vermont, returned to the location of their lost Diamond Wedding Ring FOR 7 YEARS, every Summer, and continued
their search,, DOZENS of people helped them search. Then, they read about my Business in a local edition of "Vanguard Magazine", and called me. They told me "It's a waste of time, Cory, but when we read about you, we just HAD to call."...I insisted that they take me to the
location, on Lake Champlain, to..."At least let me try."
The Client told me..."I was washing my hair in the Lake, and the Ring slipped off".
I found the Ring (with 7 "Marquis" Diamonds)...IN LESS THAN 20 MINUTES...while they watched! And LUCK had NOTHING to
do with it. It is my "interview process" that led to the quick recovery. (No one asked the "right questions" before their search).
For instance...if someone loses a Ring while attempting a "back flip"...the Ring may not be where they entered the water...but rather some
distance away, having been "flung" off of their finger during their "flip".
The RIGHT question, would have been..."Were your hands open or closed when you did the back flip?"..(If they were closed...then the Ring would be where they "entered" the
water, or somewhere between the "entry point"...and where they "exited" the water...and THAT, makes all the difference in the world (to me).
Gold Medallion found while searching for Wedding Ring in N.C. Lake...ACTUAL Retail Value over $1260, Scrap Value $80. Again, typical of the Jewelry I find "accidently" while searching for Clients Property. OWNER UNKNOWN.
This, is actually a "Four Necklace Set" (found during Search for a Lost Phone). It is "joined by ONE CLASP". "People often don't actually know WHEN they've "lost
something", making it difficult to even begin a Search". The Owner of this Necklace (2015 Retail Value $1,865), can claim this Property, by "simply telling me WHAT is on the Back of Medallion". (If
this Necklace was purchased "years ago", it would have cost less, because the cost of Gold was lower). ADDITIONALLY...THERE IS SOMETHING UNIQUE ABOUT THE CLASP (Covered by Business Card for Security
Purposes). Only the "Rightful Owner" would (most likely) know, what this "Unique Feature" is. This Property means "absolutely nothing" to ME. My "Goal", is to return it to the "Rightful Owner". (I
don't wear Jewelry, because I kept LOSING IT). However, if you can tell me "what's on the Medallion"...it's probably yours. (No Crank Calls please. It is ILLEGAL to try and "Falsely Claim" someone
If you recognize this Ring, please call me @ 803-242-3571. It is either White Gold or Platinum (not yet tested).
Lost Ring Search (again) yields "extra" Rings, that I WAS NOT hired to find. I don't want them. As matter of fact, I don't want ANY of the "extra Jewelry" that I find
(while on a Routine Search for a Clients lost property). I would rather find the Rightful Owner than "Scrap it", and simply put, I double my money by being honest. A "Jewelry Item", is worth
only about 10% (in "material") of it's "Actual Retail Cost". You are paid "by weight " for the Gold or Platinum. (If you sell at a "Pawn Shop" OR at one of those "We will buy your Gold" Shows, you
will get LESS. Whereas, the "Owner" has to pay 100% of the "Cost to Replace", if he or she has to "buy a new one". That means that I can save my Clients AT LEAST 70% of the "Replacement Costs", and
THEY GET ORIGINAL BACK! To date (2016)...NO ONE, has had to actually pay the full 30% "Recovery Fee", and I'm often "Tipped". I would MUCH rather return it to the Original Owner.
Gold Medallion, found during Routine Search for a Clients Wedding Ring. Currently seeking Owner. People lose Medallions when their Necklace breaks.
I've recovered Necklaces, and the Jewelry attached to them, on FARMS, by re-tracing their steps. If they know the general location of the loss...it CAN be recovered. However (Searchers), don't give
up, if you find one, and not the other. Often, they end up in a different spot, because they fall into the wearers shirt, and "fall out of the shirt in different locations".
Marty Lorkowski with his Wife, Lucinda, and HIS recovered Wedding Ring (with 8 Diamonds embedded on each side).
Lake Wylie's treasure
Lake Wylie Diver
Salvages Ring, Marriage
By Matt Garfield · The
Published 06/25/07 - 12:00 AM
LAKE WYLIE -- The Lake Wylie Diver saved more than a marriage
when he popped up to the surface with gold in his hand.
This time, Cory Devereau needed just 14 minutes to retrieve a
wedding ring dropped into the lake by accident the night before. Waiting for him was Marty Lorkowski, the husband responsible for the mishap -- and the guy lucky to have survived
"Had he not found that ring, I'm sure I would have killed
my husband," joked his wife of six months, Lucinda.
"My life almost ended that day," Marty
It's a familiar story for Devereau, the stepson of a U.S. Navy
diver who has built something of a cottage industry out of retrieving precious items from the lake bottom.
As Marty partied with friends last Saturday night on a dock,
the Diamond Ring slipped off his finger and plopped into the murky waters below. "I was fiddling around," he said.
Lucinda had already gone to sleep on the couple's boat, a
27-foot Sundancer parked in a slip nearby at the Commodore Yacht Club. The Lorkowskis, both 32, live in Monroe, N.C., but spend most summer weekends at the lake.
On this night, Marty stayed up late to enjoy a few more
"They say that he dropped right away to his stomach,"
said Lucinda. "They thought he was being sick."
Actually, Marty reached in vain for the diamond-studded ring he
and his wife custom-made a year ago. Friends brought flashlights and a 20-pound magnet. No luck.
Decades of finds
Marty's smartest move was calling Devereau the next
Over decades of diving from New England throughout the
Southeast, Devereau, 55, has found rings worth more than $30,000 (Returned to Owner), "American" Silver Coins dating back more than a century and even an old "1986 BMW 318i" submerged in 26 feet of
water, catfish swimming inside (Car was stolen 13 years earlier).
My "oldest coin found", was a Greek, "Old Style", "Tetradrachm" and was minted for only about 75
years, I believe. But it was back around 449-413 B.C THAT IT WAS IN CIRCULATION!! Over 2000 years old. Must have been someones souveneir, be
All he needs is a metal detector and a pair of earphones that beep
when objects are near.
There on the lake floor, 12 feet beneath the dock, Devereau
found the ring nestled among a bed of clam shells. He reappeared on the surface to a hero's welcome -- similar to the one he got one month ago when he retrieved another Diamond Ring, for ANOTHER
Client... only 12 feet from the same spot.
The Lorkowskis paid Devereau $100 for his efforts. Said Lucinda: "He
was worth every penny."
Devereau adds: "This Ring was among thousands of small, round
"Clamshells"...in a "Zero Viz" Lake". ("Zero Visibility). Client saw it enter the water, and knew EXACTLY where he'd lost it. Took 14 minutes to find...because "MY TECHNIQUES WORK".
"Oddly...I'd recovered ANOTHER Diamond Ring (for a Client) 12 FEET
from where he'd lost HIS Ring, 30 days earlier". "They" (both Clients)...saved A LOT of money that day". "I mean THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS...simply by CALLING ME"! They EACH...PAID LESS...THAN 10% of the
Pictures of this Gold Graduation Watch, have been Published Nationally in hundreds of Newspapers, and despite contacting the College it represents...no Owner has come
forward. I've had this Watch for around 13 YEARS, and would LOVE to find the Owner. There is no doubt in my mind that it has Sentimental Value to the person who lost it. "There is a Serial # on the
back, but the College doesn't keep individual Records of Ownership, so, it's been kinda' hard to find the Rightful Owner"... "They don't need the Serial # to claim the Watch"...They KNOW WHERE they
lost it, and that's enough. Devereau notes: "With the exception of 1 or 2 Watches (and I've found over a dozen), all of them, had the Watchband attached by only one "pin", with the "other pin", bent,
still inside the Band". "The Watches get caught on something, and are pulled hard enough to bend the pin". The wearer usually knows when it happens.
First tried SCUBA Diving in the early 1960's (when he was 11 years
Has completed more than 3,000 dives in sites across the United States
In 1979, founded the Saco River Salvage Company in North
Conway, NH that developed the reputation of being able to find and recover a wide range of valuables lost in surrounding lakes, rivers and the ocean
Conducted underwater search & recovery work for:
- Department of Agriculture
- National Forest Service
- Conway, NH Police Department, and various State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies (East
- Private citizens following robberies
- Loon Preservation Society
- Featured Nationally and Internationally in Hundreds of
Newspapers and Magazine Articles over the past 30+ years
Extensive experience in the use of metal detection equipment both on land and
Over 100 Valuable Pieces of Jewelry and other Property, Returned to
Below, are a few of the many articles published about my Company, that date back over 30 years.
"Early" Newspaper Article about my Business. July15, 1983. One of many, Published Nationally and Internationally, over the last 35 YEARS IN BUSINESS.
Newspaper Article published about my Business, July 15, 1983.
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Old Newspaper Article from 1985, with Dive Partner David Blodgett (He's the good lookin' one on the left).
Are you the owner or manager of a Marina? If so, you probably have a number of Boat Owners that have
reported losing items off the edge of the Docks of your Marina. Or are you looking for Divers to perform routine Boat Maintenance? Or do you need work done on your Docks and Piers? Well,
the team from Land & Sea Recovery Services can help in all of these cases and more.
In most Cases, we are capable of performing searches for Lost Items at hours
that prevent disrupting your customers. We can perform tasks such as:
In-water boat hull cleaning
In-water engine component replacement
Retrieval of items lost from Boats or Docks
Replacement or repair of cables and pipes on Docks
Clear fouled Propellers
Underwater videotape Boat inspections . . . even in zero visibility
Underwater videotape Dock inspections
NOTE: We will pay a referral fee for anyone that you refer to
Land & Sea Recovery Services and we are able to successfully recover their lost items. Not only will your customers be happy to recover their lost item(s) but you can earn some
extra income being a "Field Research Agent" for Land & Sea Recovery Services.
To reach the Land & Sea Recovery Services team leader
and discuss your specific needs, call Cory DIRECTLY @ (803) 242-3571, or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Consultations are free. I may even be able to help you recover your Lost Property by simple phone instructions. (For which there is ABSOLUTELY NO