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Weird Travel Story of the Week: Missing Camera Washes Ashore 5 Years Later

March 26, 2013 by

Camera Found in TaiwanThe woman whose camera went missing five years ago after a diving trip to Hawaii has been identified! Her underwater camera made a 5,200-mile Pacific Ocean journey from off the coast of Maui to a beach in Taiwan. After many calls out into the world-wide-web, Lindsay Crumbley Scallan was finally found after a friend recognized her on a TV news story. Back in 2007, Scallan had been visiting Hawaii from her home state of Georgia.

Last month, a China Airlines employee found the camera washed up on a beach; miraculously, the memory card was still functioning and the company was able to track down the owner from the photos on it. Now, China Airlines is  offering Scallan a free round-trip flight to Taiwan to collect her camera! Sounds like a good deal to us.

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