Camera found on Falmouth seabed reunited with Helston owners
A camera ‘lost’ at the bottom of the sea containing over 800 treasured family photographs has been reunited with its owner.
The Samsung digital camera was found as part of an underwater beach clean taking place off Falmouth.
It was spotted by divers when they looked through their 30kg (66lb) haul.
Amazingly, when the memory card was retrieved the images stored on it were undamaged – despite the camera being at the bottom of the sea for two months.
Even more miraculously, however, is that the camera and the all-important photographs have been reunited with their owners – Paul and Rachel McGahan, who live in Helston with their four children.
Mum Rachel, who works at RNAS Culdrose, recognised the photographs when the story was broadcast on the local TV news.
Among them were pictures from the family’s holiday to Florida, which had not been downloaded when the camera was accidentally dropped over the edge of a friend’s yacht in July.
The diver Mark Milburn, from Atlantic Scuba based in Mabe, described it as “the right ending”, adding that he was pleased the family had their memories back.