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Precious holiday pictures lost at sea retrieved and returned via Facebook

A scuba diver explores the ocean around Cuba.
A scuba diver explores the ocean around Cuba. Image by Patty Ho / CC BY 2.0

A scuba diver who discovered a lost camera beneath the sea in Cuba has tracked down its owner via Facebook to return the forgotten photos to a Canadian holidaymaker. Emily Demello, from British Columbia, had the camera snatched from her hands by a wave while out in the water near Varadero in 2012. Two years later, diver Ruben Urquiza found the damaged camera and managed to retrieve the memory card intact. A photo of the holidaymaker’s plane ticket on the memory card revealed her name and the diver was then able to track her down on Facebook to return the photos. Read more: cbc.ca