Adele Devonshire, an ecologist from Suffolk, lost her Fujifilm camera, which was housed in an underwater casing, in 2013 when her clip snapped while scuba diving in Berwickshire.
She had long ago given up finding the camera, but then a friend saw the images on a ‘Lego lost at Sea’ Facebook group, just hours after they were posted on the group by Swedish management consultant, Lars Mossberg.
Lars had found the camera on the rocky coastline of Gullholmen, an island off the west coast of Sweden. Before being washed up on the shore, the camera had travelled a remarkable 600 miles from where it had been lost.
Although the housing was scratched, Lars found that not only was the battery still charged but the camera also held hundreds of photos, some of which he posted online in an attempt to try to track down the owner.
He told Laura Elvin from SWNS: ‘There were 400-500 photos, from different places. I could see the last photo was from around July 2013, and a diving trip, so I was amazed it had reached me.’
After asking a number of questions to verify that the camera did belong to Adele, Lars posted the camera back to her. Talking about the find, Adele said: ‘I never did buy a new camera, so I’m really looking forward to getting it back. It has been on quite a journey.’