This story of a camera which was lost at sea and found two years later and still in perfect working condition would definitely make for a good advertisement for its manufacturer. According to BBC News, the camera was lost in late 2015, but was found by some schoolchildren just last week. The group stumbled upon it while cleaning the beach.
In September 2015, a Japanese university student named Serina Tsubakihara went to Ishigaki, Okinawa, for a holiday. She was diving somewhere off the coast of the island with some friends when she lost her camera.
“I was scuba diving and I lost the camera when one of my friends ran out of air and needed my help.”
Assuming it had been lost forever, Tsubakihara forgot about it after some time. That is until she came across a viral post on Facebook about a camera that was found washed up on a beach in Taiwan.
According to the teacher of the schoolchildren who found it, the camera’s casing looked more like a rock as it was covered in barnacles and shells. However, when they removed a barnacle off of its waterproof case, they found a button to open it.
To their surprise, the camera was still in pristine condition. Barely any water seeped in through its case, and when they turned it on, it was charged and working!
The group of students, together with their teacher, eventually decided to post their find on Facebook in hopes of finding its owner. They wrote the post in both Chinese and Japanese, thinking that the owner might be Japanese because of the pictures in the camera.
With more than 10,000 shares on the day of its posting, the photos reached Tsubakihara in no time, who could not believe that her beloved camera was still alive.
“I am so lucky and happy to have this miracle opportunity to feel kindness of people in my life,” she shared. Now, Tsubakihara plans to go to Taiwan in June to pick up her camera and thank the schoolchildren who found it.
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