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Spiral Recovery Pattern




Beach Tip:       Spiral Recovery Pattern
Contributor:     Lee Wiese

Tip:   Spiral Search PatternThis search pattern is used once a target has been detected and recovery from the beach sand. Do a Spiral Search around the target for additional targets that may have been lost at the same time. Do at least three spirals around the target¬ís location; frequently more targets are near the first target found. Remember to overlap the sweep and do a very tight pattern. Using this target recovery pattern is especially important if the first target found is a piece of jewelry. Lost jewelry can frequency come form a blank or towel drop so more than one piece is possible.