Camera lost at sea found 2 years later, still working and in perfect condition

  • Serina Tsubakihara lost her camera off Okinawa, Japan, in September 2015
  • Two years later, schoolchildren found the camera and it’s still working; thanks to a waterproof case

A camera lost by its owner for more than two years in the sea was discovered and will be returned to its owner.

According to BBC, the camera was discovered by a group of school children and their teacher, Park Lee, washed up at a beach in Taiwan – covered in barnacles and shells. They then decided to try and track by sharing the find on Facebook.

And with the help of a Facebook post that instantly went viral with almost 13,000 shares, they managed to do that in just one day.

Incredibly, not a drop of water had seeped into the camera even though it has traveled hundreds of kilometers underwater. Even more amazingly, when a student turned it on, it was still charged and working fine.

“I can’t still believe this is happening” camera owner Serina Tsubakihara wrote in her Facebook post.


Posted by Serina Tsubakihara on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

“In 2015, I went to scuba diving trip to Ishigaki island in Okinawa with my friends. When we were enjoying fun dive, I accidentally lost my camera under water and never found it. However, after almost 3 years, it was found in Taiwan by elementary students at beach clean event!!” she said.

Tsubakihara is now planning to travel to Taiwan in June to get her camera and meet the people who found it.