PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic — With the help of social media, a lost GoPro camera will be returned to its rightful owner.
It started when a man found a GoPro camera while vacationing in the Dominican Republican. A quick look at the photos, the man assumed the owner was from Wisconsin, Minnesota or Michigan.
A photo captured on the camera was shared to Facebook on March 21. In the picture, three men are standing in a kitchen appearing to be having a good time judging by the lineup of booze on the counter. Behind them is a piece of art featuring Lake Superior, and a mounted deer head.
Shared by Brett Engelking, he says the GoPro was found at the “bottom of the ocean” in Punta Cana on March 10, and learned it was lost on March 1.
The caption on the photo reads as follows:
“***UPDATE*** OWNER FOUND!!!!!!!!!!
Started with a web story by Fox7 in Wausau, WI and it was picked up by Fox6 here in Milwaukee. The owner’s son-in-law saw it and knew it was his. While the owner is not on Facebook, his cousin is and he just reached out to me through Messenger. Waiting to connect with the owner as we speak.
A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone for helping with this. In just 48 hours it was shared over 2,100 times across the world. Great to see social media being used for something positive!
OK Social Media, need some help here. Found a GoPro at the bottom of the ocean in Punta Cana and I’m trying to find the rightful owner. Was lost at sea March 1st and I found it March 10th.
Screen shot below was taken by the owner and judging by the Lake Superior pic, snow outside and deer head on the wall, I’m guessing Northern WI, MN or ‘da UP, eh?
Believe the guy on the right is the owner so if you know him or anyone else in the pic, let me know or send to them. I’ve contacted GoPro as well with the serial number to see if he registered it. Help me get it home!”