Recovering photos from a submerged camera in a river for 13 years

Not one, not two but after 13 years of being at the bottom of a river, a digital camera displayed the photos it had stored in its memory.

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Another example that the SD cards withstand in difficult times and conditions. A fisherman named Spencer Greiner (Spencer Greiner), recovered from the mud of the bottom of the Animas River in Colorado, America, an Olympus 790 SW camera.

When Greiner got home, curiosity got the best of him and he decided to use a screwdriver to open the camera's memory card door.

Although the water had flooded and corroded the camera, Greiner was stunned when he miraculously managed to recover the photos from the corroded SD card.

Greiner saw photos from a wedding as well as a bachelor party and a river rafting trip that found the camera. He immediately wanted to find the owner of the camera.

The search for the owner of the camera
On March 16, Greiner posted some of the photos to a local Colorado Facebook group asking, “Were you married on June 12, 2010 in the Durango area? Had an ugly brown station wagon at your bachelor party? Do you recognize any of these people? If so, please contact me."

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Within an hour, bride Holly Estelle and groom James Estelle recognized themselves in the photos. They called the owner of the camera Coral Elise Amayi, and she in turn to Greiner.

Greiner handed the camera back to Amayi. Although the device has become useless after more than a decade at the bottom of the river, the LED screen was not cracked.

This is the last photo taken by the camera before it fell into the river.

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So if you too find a damaged, worn, corroded device with an SD card inside, before throwing it away check if you can read the card. You have a pretty good chance. And be sure to give the owner their lost photos.

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