Owner of GoPro lost at sea thought it 'was gonner'

2016-03-18 17:00
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Durban - The owner of a GoPro, found on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast after a year of being lost in the sea, never expected his long-forgotten camera to be found.

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

On Friday, News24 published the GoPro’s final clip, showing Durbanite Wes Lewis in the shore break.

Lewis, who spoke to News24 from Australia, said that camera had been lost in the surf at Bazley Beach during the revelry of his 21st birthday.

"We were playing around in the shore when my friend Jason hit the camera by mistake while skimming which ended up knocking it off the stick," he said.

He said that he and his friends had tried to find the missing camera, but had quickly given up.

"The shorey was messy and it was a really old GoPro so we gave up quickly. I thought it was a gonner for sure," he said.

In a message to Rudling, who found the camera, he said he could keep it.

"Thanks for bringing back some good memories which we thought we lost."

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