When Canadian marketing student Emily Demello dropped her camera in the sea whilst on holiday in Cuba, she thought it was lost forever.
So you can imagine her surprise when, a year later, she was contacted on Facebook by a stranger claiming he’d recovered her camera, and better still, that her pictures had some how survived their oceanic adventure.
The 21-year-old told MailOline Travel: ‘I was taking photos with my friends in the ocean maybe three days into the trip and I got hit by a big wave which knocked the camera out of my hand.’
She went on: ‘We looked for the camera for about 20 minutes, walking around the area in the water and walking along the beach. As soon as it was gone the current must have taken it away, though.’
Fast forward a year, and Emily received a Facebook message from Ruben Urquiza, a professional diver from Cuba.
The message read Thus:
‘Hi Emily, I am from Cuba, my name is Ruben. I know that you was in my country in 2012 because I am diver in Varadero and I found your camera in the beach, please accept me in your Facebook friends and I will send you your pictures! I am sorry my bad English, have a nice Sunday!’ [sic]
Emily was understandably stunned by this unexpected message.
Via (Metro UK)