Lost diving camera found after 9 000km drift

2013-03-26 10:42
This handout photo taken on on February 19, 2013 by Douglas Cheng, a manager of Taiwan's leading air carrier China Airlines and released on March 25, 2013 shows a waterproof Canon camera owned by Lindsay Crumbley Scallan from Georgia in the US.

This handout photo taken on on February 19, 2013 by Douglas Cheng, a manager of Taiwan's leading air carrier China Airlines and released on March 25, 2013 shows a waterproof Canon camera owned by Lindsay Crumbley Scallan from Georgia in the US. (DOUGLAS CHENG / CHINA AIRLINES / AFP)

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Taipei - A Taiwanese airline said Monday it has traced the American owner of a diving camera, which was lost in Hawaii in 2007 and was found last month on a Taiwan beach more than 9,600 km away.

Flag carrier China Airlines said the owner of the Canon camera, identified as Lindsay Crumbley Scallan from Georgia, would be offered a free round-trip ticket to Taiwan to collect it.

The memory card with photos of Scallan's Hawaii visit remained intact inside the barnacle-encrusted camera.

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

Scallan lost the waterproof camera in August 2007 during a diving trip in Maui. It was found by Douglas Cheng, a China Airlines manager, while he was strolling along a beach at Taitung on Taiwan's east coast on February 13.

The memory card allowed Cheng to identify where the camera had been lost.

China Airlines' staff in Honolulu launched a search for the owner, attracting media attention.

The airline said a friend of Scallan's in Hawaii informed her Monday that the camera had been found on the other side of the Pacific.

- AFP

 
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