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Underwater ImagingLost Dive Camera Travels 600 Miles To Be Reunited With Owner

Lost Dive Camera Travels 600 Miles To Be Reunited With Owner


Imagine going on a dive, taking a bunch of memories with your handy-dandy underwater camera, only to find it missing upon surfacing.

That happened to Adele Devonshire, who was diving off the Scottish coast three years ago.

The good news? That camera drifted all the way to Sweden, where it washed up on the shore and was found.

You’d think after three years adrift the battery would have died, right? Well, when Lars Mossberg found the camera on the shore of the Swedish island of Gullholmen, it turned right back on.

He posted some of the photos onto a “Lost and Found” Facebook page, and within about five hours, a friend of Devonshire‘s saw a photo she recognized and contacted Devonshire.

Devonshire told the Telegraph:

“It’s mad, really. I’m still shocked. To think that it had presumably been bobbing around in the sea for all that time — and still works — is remarkable. It just goes to show the power of the internet and the kindness of people.”

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.