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Camera Lost On Hawaii Vacation Washes Up In Taiwan with Photos Still Intact
Article by: KarmaVille Staff
March 26, 2013

Camera Lost On Hawaii Vacation Washes Up In Taiwan with Photos Still Intact

After years of being lost at sea, a camera has surfaced and the owner couldn’t be happier. 

In 2007, Lindsay Scallan was on vacation in Maui scuba diving when she lost her camera, Hawaii News Now reports. Six long years later, the camera made its way all the way to Taiwan with the memory card unharmed.

"The seas were really rough. There was a lot of sand stirred up. It was hard to see," Scallan told the news station.  The next morning, Scallan went back to the beach where she had lost her camera, but it was nowhere to be found.

While on an east coast beach in Taiwan, China Airlines employee Douglas Chen saw the waterproof Canon PowerShot. According to Sky News, Chen opened the camera, which was encrusted with barnacles, and found a memory card containing visible photos of Scallan's Hawaii trip.

Chen had the airline contact its Honolulu staff.  The Honolulu staff then initiated a search with help from social media. According to HuffingtonPost.com, a former classmate of Scallan's saw the news story and reached out to her.

"I get this random message on Facebook from a guy I went to high school with, saying his wife found an article and he thought it was about me and my camera," Scallan told CBS Atlanta.

China Airlines is offering to pay for Scallan to travel to Taiwan -- all expenses paid -- to reunite with her camera.

"Ms. Scallan is welcome to visit Taiwan so that she can take home the invaluable memories of her trip to Hawaii," airline official Lee Wen-yi told Sky News.


Source: huffingtonpost.com

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Posted By: sulli | 3/26/13 2:15 PM
Sweet! Its like the message in a bottle but cooler
Posted By: 2BorNot | 3/26/13 2:22 PM
That is one heck of a journey!
Posted By: AngelCake1 | 3/26/13 2:40 PM
All expense paid flight to Taiwan??? Im going to throw a dozen of these cameras and hope I get a free trip
Posted By: ChickenSoupIsGood | 3/26/13 2:53 PM
That's some endorsement for the waterproof Canon camera. I may jsut have to buy one now.
Posted By: CutNPasteKing12 | 3/27/13 1:36 PM
I'm sure Cannon cameras is all over this one.....
Posted By: tawny | 3/27/13 10:32 PM
This is really great.... I so wish the things I lost on vacation would wash up and find it's way back. this is great! BTW... Whats the brand of camera?? Would sure like to know since it made its way from Hawaii to Taiwan!

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