Aaron Briggs, who accidentally dropped his GoPro camera into the ocean three months ago at Byron Bay. The camera has washed up, still working, at Evans Head.
Aaron Briggs, who accidentally dropped his GoPro camera into the ocean three months ago at Byron Bay. The camera has washed up, still working, at Evans Head.

Thanks mate! You found my camera

UPDATE, 12.30pm: THE owner of the GoPro camera has been found!

Aaron Briggs spotted a post about the camera on The Northern Star's Facebook page and says he lost the camera about three months ago at Little Wategos.

That means the camera has been underwater for that whole time and in the grip of currents that have dragged it more than 50km - all the way from Byron Bay to Evans Head.

"How it got to Evans and still works, I have no idea," he said on the page.

Ironically, the old camera has been found just after Aaron had replaced it, after three months of saving.

5am: A MYSTERY camera found on a morning walk along the beach has sparked a search for its owner.

Esther Mason of Evans Head was walking near Salty Lakes, just north of Evans Head on Sunday when she found a GoPro camera covered in seaweed on the beach.

MYSTERY CAMERA: David Mason of Evans Head shows one of the videos from the mystery camera found at Salty Lakes on Sunday. The camera in the foreground is still working but needs a clean.
MYSTERY CAMERA: David Mason of Evans Head shows one of the videos from the mystery camera found at Salty Lakes on Sunday. The camera in the foreground is still working but needs a clean. Samantha Elley

"A GoPro is a camera that is waterproof and can be worn on the head, usually used by surfers," Esther's son David Mason said.

"This one is still in perfect working order, although it needs a clean and the outer lens has been scratched, probably from being in the sand."

When they opened the camera and found the camera card inside there were five videos on it.

"We'd like to be able to give the camera back to the owner and are hoping that by showing the videos they will recognise them."

The first couple of videos show a young man taking a video of himself and his friend fishing off the coast.

The fourth video shows two young men and a young woman, possibly named Lisa, jumping across rocks with fishing rods.

The fifth video is where the GoPro is lost in the water.

There are plenty of underwater shots where fish come near the camera as it is buffeted by the waves before it eventually turns off.

 

Get in touch

If you are the owner of this mystery camera please call David Mason at First National Real Estate, Evans Head on 6682 6226.



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