If you were to drop something in the middle of the ocean, what do you think are your chances of ever finding it again? Probably pretty slim, but there is still a possibility, at least according to an amazing story of a camera lost at sea for about two years, only to make its way back to its owner.

According to the story, a group of school children from Taiwan were working to clean up a beach when one of them discovered an object that was almost completely covered in barnacles. It turned out to be a digital camera housed in a waterproof casing, or to be more specific, a Canon G12. What’s interesting is that despite being lost at sea for two years, it remained completely operational and its battery still held a charge.

The teacher in charge then turned the camera on and browsed through the photos in an attempt to find out who it might belong to. Based on what they found, it seems that it belonged to someone in Japan who was on the Ishigaki Island. She then shared her discovery on Facebook in an attempt to track down the owner.

In less than 48 hours, it seems that the owner’s friend identified her in one of the photos. The owner turned out to be a certain Serina Tsubakihara, a 3rd year student at Sophia University in Tokyo, with the camera now making its way back to her.

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