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Tourists lose their camera at sea and almost two years later find their photographs published on the Internet

Tourists lose their camera at sea and almost two years later find their photographs published on the Internet

Apr 062020

Despite trying to recover it and put notices, the couple had already given up on the camera and the images inside.

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A British couple who had lost their camera in the Caribbean Sea on vacation managed to retrieve the photographs on it, more than a year and a half later.

Simon and Cassie Woods of Shropshire (England, UK) visited the Dominican Republic in April 2018 and their Hero 4 Go Pro device was washed away by the waves after the couple's kayak capsized. Despite trying to recover it, put notices and report the fact to the hotel where they were staying, they gave it up for lost, local media reported.

In September 2019, Ryan Friday-Swann, another British tourist in the Caribbean country stumbled upon the camera while diving near a resort in Punta Cana. Although the Go Pro was no longer working, Ryan cleaned and dried the device for a couple of days. and discovered that the memory card was intact and the photographs in good condition.

In order to find the whereabouts of their owners, that man published his finding on March 15 on the Facebook page, Lost Box, a community in the UK about lost or found items. "After being underwater for over 18 months it would be wonderful to take it back to its original owners, "he wrote.

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Thanks to the social media broadcast, the news reached Cassie. "I can't believe it. This is my Go Pro! (…) I'm so excited! Thank you so much to everyone who shared this [post] and helped locate us, "the woman commented the next day in the original notice.

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Finally, the couple contacted the page, through which they sent them the photos and the photographic device. "This just shows that there are really kind people out there. Making all that effort to pay it back is really moving," Woods said.

Tourists lose their camera at sea and almost two years later find their photographs published on the Internet

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