Submerged camera's memory card retains photos
Feb 11, 2010 at 13:30 GMT
Photos captured by a digital camera thought to have spent over a year in the Atlantic ocean have been discovered. According to the BBC, trawlerman Benito Estevez fished the camera out with five holiday pictures intact on its SD card, off the west coast of Europe. One picture includes the cruiseliner QE2, that made its last voyage in 2008, helping date the images. Although no details of the camera model is available, it reflects well on the resilience of solid-state memory.
The camera owners Barbara and Dennis Gregory from South Africa, who lost it en-route from New York to Southampton on the cruiseliner QM2 in 2008 have now been identified.