Saturday 24 June 2017

Is this you? GoPro that washed up in Donegal reunited with its owner

All's well that ends well

Clare Cullen

Clare Cullen

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.

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.

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.

Related: Man finds working GoPro that had been underwater for six years

This story has been updated to reflect developments.

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