Chicago, IL (December 7, 2021) – You’re vacationing in Florida, frolicking in the surf, when your $20,000 diamond and platinum ring slips from your finger. Most people in such a situation would believe their ring to be lost forever. Those who reach out to amateur treasure hunter and freelance jewelry finder Shawn Rauch, however, may have their prized possession back on their finger surprisingly fast. Rauch, you see, has a reputation as the guy who will not only find your lost valuable in South Florida, but will always try to return it to you, even if you don’t reach out to him first.
A resident of Sarasota, Rauch spends about 95% of his metal-detecting time searching the saltwater shallows along Florida’s Southwest Coast. While he mostly searches in the surf, he also scuba dives to locate lost valuables in deeper water. Rauch constantly searches the web and social media for posts about lost items and has a network of friends who do the same. Once he receives a lead, he attempts to contact the owner of the lost item to obtain detailed information about what they lost, when they lost it, and an approximate location. He then grabs his Minelab Excalibur II underwater metal detector and heads for the beach.
His stories – and success rate – are compelling.