A Canadian couple lost their Olympus Stylus TOUGH camera in the ocean while traveling in Australia. [I may be wrong, but I’m thinking perhaps it might have been the Stylus 850 SW pictured above, now renamed ‘TOUGH’. It’s the only pink waterproof camera Olympus had nine months ago.] Nine months later, an Australian man, David Castellan, found the camera, covered in barnacles. The memory card was surprisingly intact and David was able to track down the couple by looking at the pictures on the card.
How he tracked Heather and Graham down is quite a story in itself. First clue was the beer. Then there was the bridge, the tatoo, … “Finally, it was through the Legion Clubs that I was successful in my search – ‘Thank you very much’ to Helen of Sault Ste. Marie Legion Club.”
Great job, David!
It took a while to track the couple down… that is why you should leave a picture of your email address in your camera at all times so you can be easily traced back [come to think of it, this should be a simple-to-implement ‘ownership’ text feature in every new digital camera].
Read the complete story at: CBC.
Read Castellan’s comments in the Comments section following the article, reproduced below: