WATCH: GoPro found after a year at sea, quest to find owner

2016-03-18 13:06
Curtis Rudling (Supplied to News24)

Curtis Rudling (Supplied to News24)

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Durban - A lost and long-forgotten GoPro camera, which rolled around in the silt and surf on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast for over a year, has finally been found.

With its pictures and video revealing the last moments of revelry before it was lost to the waves, Bazely’s Curtis Rudling is on a quest to reunite the camera with its owner.   

“I know what it’s like to lose a GoPro and it’s horrible. It is not so much losing the camera but it’s the footage that you want back so desperately, that is why I am trying to find out who this one belongs to,” he said.

Rudling, on a gap year in the coastal hamlet, said he found the GoPro while on the beach.

“I saw it and picked it up. You can see from what it looks like that it had been in the sea for a long time,” he said.

Rudling said that he was able to extract the rugged camera from its case and view the footage.

“When I looked at the videos I saw the last clip it had taken before it got lost. It shows a bunch of guys with beers at a caravan park walking down to the beach and then getting into the water. The guy holding the camera got hit by a wave and lost his grip. Then the camera just rolled around underwater for another half an hour,” he said.

“I recognised the place where they were and went to the caravan park. The owner seemed to remember the guys but said they were here over a year ago. There was a number on the camera but it was an old one. I spoke to the guy and he had already sold the camera on and it had changed hands a couple of times,” he said.

“I just really want to find the owner so I can give it back to him,” he said.

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Contact Jeff Wicks on 082 073 8565 or jeff.wicks@24.com

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