Lost Camera Floats From Hawaii to Taiwan

Found six years later

Lost dive photo

Lost dive photo     Photo: Lindsey Scallan via Hawaii News Now

A China Airlines employee walking along a Taiwanese beach found a Georgia woman's camera six years after she lost it while on vacation in Hawaii.

"I just was floored that it was my camera and it was all my old pictures and it was amazing," Lindsey Scallan of Newnan, Georgia, told Hawaii News Now.. "I just couldn't believe it had floated so far, so long ago and the memory card was still intact."

In 2007, Scallan lost the camera—a Canon Powershot in an underwater housing—on a night dive near Kaanapali, Maui. The China Airlines employee found the camera this February and shared the images in hopes of finding the owner. Scallan saw the images after a friend E-mailed her a Hawaii News Now article that had published the photos.

Scallan's luck didn't stop after the camera was found. China Airlines offered to fly her to Taiwan to reclaim her gear. She said she's not sure she can go, because she just started a new job—a decision that lends itself to the most unfathomable headline in this strange series of events, "Georgia Woman Refuses Free Trip to Taiwan."

For more, read "Owner of Camera Lost on Maui Found After Six Years" and "Help us find owner of camera lost on Maui in 2007 that drifted to Taiwan."

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