Few tourists are lucky enough to be reunited with lost items, especially if they’ve been lost while diving.
But U.S. tourist Lindsay Crumbley Scallan recently became an exception to that rule when, five years after losing it, her camera was returned to her.
Even better, the memory card was still functioning and she has been offered a round-trip ticket to Taiwan to retrieve it.
Scallan lost her camera during a night scuba dive in Maui, Hawaii, in August 2007.
The Canon Powershot in a waterproof case was found five years later and 5,000 miles away, washed up on a beach in Taitung, Taiwan. The memory card was not damaged by the sea water and the photos were able to be retrieved. By posting the photo on a facebook page and asking for media help, the finders were able to connect with Scallan. Amazing? It IS amazing that the camera survived such a trip, and was covered in barnacles as testament to it’s long immersion. But social media and the interconnectedness of the world today helped to bring this article back to it’s owner. It’s a nice story.