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Beau Ouimette

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Beau Ouimette
Personal information
BornAndrew Beau Ouimette[1]
YouTube information
Years active2007–present
Subscribers1.1 million subscribers
(November 20, 2019)
Total views210.7 million views
(November 20, 2019)
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2019[2]
Updated November 20, 2019

Andrew Beau Ouimette, more commonly known as Beau Ouimette or Aquachigger, is an American YouTuber and television presenter.[3][4][5][2] He lives in Washington County, Maryland.[6][7] According to A+E Networks UK, with whom he has presented for in River Hunters, as of November 2018, Ouimette has metal detected in rivers for over thirty years.[4]


According to a Tubefilter interview, Beau Ouimette grew up on a farm in West Virginia.[2]

In May 2012, Ouimette and Dan Frezza uncovered two Lee–Enfield rifled muskets in a river bank.[8]

In April 2014, Ouimette and his wife, who's a veterinarian, found an injured baby fox while searching for gems in West Virginia. The fox was female, about a month-old, severely dehydrated, and had dried blood on its neck. Ouimette and his wife took care of the fox for a few days before dropping it off at the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center in Virginia.[9][10]

In March 2017, Ouimette metal detected an American Civil War musket, which he, after having it x-rayed, found to have at least six bullets inside of.[11][lower-alpha 1]

Ouimette explored an abandoned 18th-century stone and log house, the exploration video having been uploaded to YouTube on March 12, 2017. He broke into the house's cellar, whose doorway was locked and blocked on both sides of the door. Before leaving, he found the corpse of a large bird, and simultaneously, heard a loud unexplained noise, which can be heard in the video. He left the room shortly afterward out of fear.[13]

In June 2017, Ouimette uncovered two stolen knives from the Antietam Creek. He was able to return them to their owner, Rick Hockensmith, who had been robbed of ten knives in total. Ouimette was able to recover more of the knives through metal detecting and magnet fishing in the river.[6]

In March 2018, Ouimette uncovered a Native American arrowhead in the muddy bank of a lake.[14]

In 2019, Ouimette presented with Rick Edwards in River Hunters, an eight-part mini-series by History UK. In the series, Ouimette and Edwards searched waterways of the United Kingdom for significant archaeological finds.[3][4][2] The episodes' locations include Durham, England and Barnard Castle.[5]

In October 2019, upon reaching one million subscribers on YouTube, Ouimette was interviewed by Tubefilter. Ouimette stated that he is working on a proposal for a treasure-hunting TV series on Discovery Channel.[2]


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2019 River Hunters Himself 8-part series, locations include Durham, England and Barnard Castle [3][4][5][2]


  1. Of 27,574 muskets collected from the Battle of Gettysburg, 24,000 muskets were loaded, and 6,000 muskets had 3–10 bullets in their barrel.[12]


  1. "AQUACHIGGER - Trademark Details". Justia. January 23, 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Loke Hale, James (October 10, 2019). "YouTube Millionaires: Beau Ouimette Finds The Lost World Around Us With His Exploration Channel 'Aquachigger'". Tubefilter. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 White, Peter (November 14, 2018). "Host Rick Edwards Team For A+E Networks UK's 'River Hunters'". Deadline. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "History takes Rick Edwards and YouTube river hunter Beau Ouimette on mission to find underwater treasure". A+E Networks UK. November 14, 2018. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 White, Andrew (March 5, 2019). "River Hunters includes episodes filmed in Durham and Barnard Castle". Darlington & Stockton Times. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Lewis, Mike (June 22, 2017). "Pawnshop coincidence leads to recovery of stolen knives from Antietam Creek". The Herald-Mail. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  7. Sanghera, Satnam (April 15, 2019). "I thought I'd hate being a detectorist. But actually I dig it". The Times. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  8. "Civil War History Resurfaces After 150 Years" (PDF). The Garrett Searcher. Garrett Metal Detectors. Fall 2012. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
  9. "Couple Save Baby Fox from Brink of Death and Nurse Her Back to Health (Video)". People. October 27, 2014. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  10. "This rescued baby fox will steal your heart". New York Post. October 24, 2014. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  11. Eger, Chris (March 28, 2017). "Relic hunter x-rays Civil War musket, finds stacks of Minie balls (VIDEO)". guns.com. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  12. Coopée, Henry (1864). The United States service magazine. New York, C. B. Richardson. p. 69. Retrieved November 16, 2019. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  13. Green, Simon (March 22, 2017). "'We shouldn't have opened the door' Explorer hears TERRIFYING noise in 300-year-old cellar". Daily Star. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  14. Green, Simon (March 21, 2018). "Treasure hunter digs into mud after 'hearing weird scrape' – what he finds is AMAZING". Daily Star. Retrieved November 16, 2019.

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