Is this you? The internet wants to give you back your GoPro

A software developer is trying to find the owner of a camera he found in the sea in Thailand

One of the final images taken by the owner of the GoPro, just before it got lost in the ocean.
One of the final images taken by the owner of the GoPro, just before it got lost in the ocean.IMGUR

This story will help you recover (a little bit) of faith in humanity and forget about all those horror stories of stolen or lost cellphones that are never returned. A user of the image-sharing website Imgur, whose user name is American McGee, explains in a post that has been viewed more than 400,000 times that on April 19 he found a GoPro camera floating 10 meters off the coast of Krabi, in Thailand, while he was spear fishing. In fact, he nearly speared it, he explains.

McGee fired the camera up to see if he could find any clues as to who it belongs to and to get it back to them. And yes, this McGee is the videogame designer who was involved in Quake and Doom and also responsible for a famous adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.

Here’s what we know so far (below is the gallery with all the photos that McGee posted on Imgur to illustrate the search process):

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According to McGee, in an update of the post, a representative from GoPro has told him that they will give a new camera to the owner of the lost one to speed up the search process. McGee has promised to send them both, full of photos of this process. Yes, that’s right, he won’t be keeping the new one or the old one. That’s how it’s done, McGee…

So to sum up: if anyone knows this guy, get in touch with him. There are people out there willing to return your GoPro (and give you a new one) whatever it takes.

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