British boy to be reunited with camera after 2-month drifting in North Sea

Published: December 6, 2017
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The waterproof camera on Süderoog after its two-month journey. PHOTO COURTESY: ALIIANCE/BARCOFT IMAGES

The waterproof camera on Süderoog after its two-month journey. PHOTO COURTESY: ALIIANCE/BARCOFT IMAGES

After being left behind on a beach in Yorkshire, England, a camera that recorded itself, the entire 500-mile journey across the North Sea, is being reunited with its owner.

After 1st September, the camera spent two long months floating around Doggerland before beaching on the shore of Suderoog, a small German island in the Wadden Sea.

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The island’s coastal protection officers Nele Wree and Holg Spreer, found and shared an 11 minute video clip showing off the SJCAM action camera’s odyssey to Suderoog’s Facebook page and requested to find the rightful owner of the camera.

After a 12-day search, the officers announced they have been contacted by the father of a 10-year-old boy named William. The message they received said, “Hi. The action camera is the one my son lost whilst out with his Nanna at Thornwick Bay.”

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William was gifted the camera during last year Christmas and is set to be reunited with the waterproof camera on this year’s Christmas day.

Spree and Wree invited Willam and his family to collect their camera in person. “We thought that would be a fitting way to end this story,” Wree said.

This article originally appeared on The Guardian.

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