A camera lost on vacation nearly six years ago turned up on a beach more than 6,000 miles away.
Lindsay Scallan thought she’d never see her pictures again. But, thanks to an ocean crossing, detective work and social media, she’s about to get them back.
“I don’t know why this happened but it’s pretty amazing,” Scallan says.
She’s now making headlines because of a Cannon camera she lost six years ago while scuba diving in Hawaii.
“Took a lot of pictures, did a lot of snorkeling, did a lot of scuba diving and a night dive — and a night dive is when I lost my camera,” she recalls.
“I was pretty upset about it but, you know, what are you going to do?”
She chalked it up to life… and went on with hers.
“I get this random message on Facebook from a guy I went to high school with saying ‘Hey Lindsay my wife found this article and we think it’s you. We think they found your camera check it out.'”
It turns out that the camera washed ashore — in of all places, Taiwan.
An employee of China Airlines found the camera with pictures still on the memory card attached, and set about trying to find “the mystery blond woman” in the photos.
A Hawaiian TV station put the story online, which is how Lindsay’s former classmate found out about it. But the story doesn’t stop there.
China Airlines has offered Lindsay an all-expenses paid trip to go out there and get the camera back and meet the guy who found it.
She plans to take the trip to Taiwan in June. “It’s been a wild ride,” she says.