Mon. Jul 22nd, 2019

Man finds camera stuck in Wekiva River mud, tries to return it to owner

SUBMERGED IN THE WEKIVA RIVER FOR CLOSE TO FIVE YEARS IS TRYING TO RETURN THE PICTURES TO THEIR RIGHTFUL OWNER. STEWART: WESH 2’S CHRIS GUARDARO SPOKE WITH THE MAN WHO FOUND IT AND TELLS US WHY FINDING THE CAMERA’S OWNER IS SO IMPORTANT TO HIM CHRIS: AARON LOVE IS TRYING TO FIND THIS MAN. LOVE…
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SUBMERGED IN THE WEKIVA RIVER FOR CLOSE TO FIVE YEARS IS TRYING TO RETURN THE PICTURES TO THEIR RIGHTFUL OWNER. STEWART: WESH 2’S CHRIS GUARDARO SPOKE WITH THE MAN WHO FOUND IT AND TELLS US WHY FINDING THE CAMERA’S OWNER IS SO IMPORTANT TO HIM CHRIS: AARON LOVE IS TRYING TO FIND THIS MAN. LOVE SAYS HE WAS PADDLE BOARDING DOWN THE WIKIVA RIVER EARLIER THIS WEEK, WHEN HE SPOTTED A CAMERA STUCK UNDERWATER. HE BELIEVES THE CAMERA BELONGS TO THIS MAN. >> HE’S IN A LOT OF THEM AND THERE’S A FEW WHERE HE’S NOT. SO IT’S LIKE HE’S HOLDING THE CAMERA IN A FEW OF THEM AND THEN WHEN YOU DO SEE HI CHRIS: THE CAMERA’S MOST RECENT PICTURES HAVE A TIME STAMP FROM 204. >> IT’S BEEN UNDERWATER FOR PROBABLY ABOUT FIVE YEAR CHRIS: AARON SAYS THE CAMERA WAS MUDDY, WATER-LOGGED, AND ULTIMATELY DESTROYED. SO HE HAD TO THROW IT OUT, BUT HE MANAGED TO SALVAGE THIS MEMORY CARD, WHICH HOLDS HUNDREDS OF PICTURES AND A SNAPSHOT INTO THE CAMERA OWNER’S LIFE. I TOOK THE HAIRDRYER TO IT AND ONCE IT GOT DRY I WAS LIKE PFFF, I’LL GIVE IT A SHOT AND IT WORKED. CHRIS THE IMAGES SHOW HIGHLIGHTS : FROM TWO YEARS OF THE MAN’S LIFE. TOURING THE GRAND CANYON AND FOREIGN COUNTRIES. PICTURES WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILIES UP UNTIL THE DAY HE PADDLE BOARDED DOWN THE WEKIVA AND LOST HIS CAMERA. AARON WANTS TO RETURN THE MEMORY CARD. >> IF IT WAS MINE, I WOULD WANT SOMEBODY TO RETURN IT TO ME. I HAVE A LOT OF PICTURES ON MINE AND IT HAD ROAD TRIP PICTURES SO THERE’S STUFF THAT HE’S LOST HE PROBABLY WAS REGRETTING WHEN HE LOST IT CHRIS: AARON KNOWS IT’S A LONGSHOT THE MAN WILL SEE THIS STORY, BUT SO WAS RECOVERING THE PICTURES THAT HAVE BEEN SUBMERGED FOR SO LONG. CHRIS GUARDARO, WESH

Man finds camera stuck in Wekiva River mud, tries to return it to owner

Salvaged images show owner’s memories

Aaron Love is trying to find the owner of a camera he found submerged in Wekiva River mud, Tuesday. Love told WESH 2 News he was paddleboarding down the Wekiva, when he spotted the camera underwater. “It’s been underwater for probably about five years,” Love said.Love describes the camera as being waterlogged, muddy and destroyed. He threw it away but tried salvaging the memory card inside. “I took a hair dryer to it and once it got dry I was like, ‘Pff, I’ll give it a shot,’ and it worked,” Love said.The memory card has hundreds of pictures on it. The most recent pictures have a time stamp from 2014. Love thinks he knows who the owner of the camera is by looking through the images. “He’s in a lot of them and there’s a few where he’s not. So it’s like he’s holding the camera in a few of them,” Love said.The pictures give a snapshot of the camera owner’s life. They depict him touring the Grand Canyon, Washington, D.C., and foreign countries. There are shots with friends and families. The most recent images show the probable owner paddleboarding down the Wekiva in 2014, like Love did almost five years after the owner lost his camera.Love wants to return to the memory card to its owner.“If it was mine, I would want somebody to return it to me. I have a lot of pictures on mine and it had road trip pictures so there’s stuff that he’s lost,” Love said.

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. —

Aaron Love is trying to find the owner of a camera he found submerged in Wekiva River mud, Tuesday. Love told WESH 2 News he was paddleboarding down the Wekiva, when he spotted the camera underwater.

“It’s been underwater for probably about five years,” Love said.

Love describes the camera as being waterlogged, muddy and destroyed. He threw it away but tried salvaging the memory card inside. “I took a hair dryer to it and once it got dry I was like, ‘Pff, I’ll give it a shot,’ and it worked,” Love said.

The memory card has hundreds of pictures on it. The most recent pictures have a time stamp from 2014. Love thinks he knows who the owner of the camera is by looking through the images. “He’s in a lot of them and there’s a few where he’s not. So it’s like he’s holding the camera in a few of them,” Love said.

The pictures give a snapshot of the camera owner’s life. They depict him touring the Grand Canyon, Washington, D.C., and foreign countries. There are shots with friends and families. The most recent images show the probable owner paddleboarding down the Wekiva in 2014, like Love did almost five years after the owner lost his camera.

Love wants to return to the memory card to its own

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