For all of you who have lost a camera underwater: There is hope.
A British diver was reunited with her underwater camera lost three years ago—after it had traveled more than 600 miles in ocean currents. Diving off of Scotland in 2013, Adele Devonshire was devastated when her camera strap snapped. She searched the shoreline after the dive to no avail. As it turns out, the camera wouldn’t find land in the UK at all, but rather in Sweden.
Lars Mossberg, 57, rediscovered the camera perched on a rock on the shore of a small Swedish island. Covered in scratches and other minor damage from traversing the North Sea, Mossberg was surprised the camera turned on the first time, without needing to be charged.
He posted the most recent images to the “Lego Lost at Sea” Facebook page, and within five hours the original owner was delighted to be reunited. Ms. Devonshire, an ecologist, was impressed by her camera’s unlikely journey.
"To think that it had presumably been bobbing around in the sea for all that time - and still works - is remarkable,” Devonshire told The Telegraph. “It just goes to show the power of the Internet and the kindness of people."
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