Is this you? GoPro that washed up in Donegal reunited with its owner
All's well that ends well
Published 22/10/2015 | 11:37
The owner of a GoPro camera found washed up in Donegal, and containing photos taken on Achill Island, has been located.
The camera was discovered by Rachel and Princhie Carr when the couple were out walking on a local beach in Kilcar, Co. Donegal.
After it was found to contain photos taken on Achill Island, Co. Mayo, a social media campaign was launched to help reunite it with its owner.
"I can confirm that the owner has been in contact and the camera is being returned," the couple's daughter, Katie Carr, told Independent Travel tonight.
GOPRO owner has been found thanks to all who shared and spread the word!— Donegal life (@AllAboutDonegal) October 22, 2015
The GoPro owner is Mark O'Riordan, from Dublin, who lost his camera while surfing The Peak in Bundoran on October 3rd.
"He thought he had lost it for good and was delighted yesterday when his brother shared a post from Facebook with the pictures on it," says his wife Norma.
@AllAboutDonegal that is my husbands GoPro. He lost it surfing The Peak 3 weeks ago— Norma O'Riordan (@normadalyor) October 22, 2015
The photos that helped reunite Mark and his camera were taken while he and Norma were on holidays this summer in Co. Mayo.
"He is a GoPro enthusiast and is fascinated at where the GoPro ended up."
The social campaign was orchestrated through the Donegal Life (@AllAboutDonegal) Twitter account, and received over 300 Facebook shares, Katie says.
"Mark is forever grateful to Princhie Carr for finding his camera and going to extraordinary lengths to find him," Norma adds.
GOPRO washed up in Kilcar, Donegal. Pics from achill beach Mayo on it, looking for the owner! Please RT pic.twitter.com/t0xphIqtVI— Donegal life (@AllAboutDonegal) October 20, 2015
This story has been updated to reflect developments.