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Footage from camera lost in the sea reunited with owner

The owner of an action camera that was lost in the sea in Dorset nearly a year ago has been traced after the footage it contained went viral.

Brother and sister Dan and Madeline Rose found the GoPro during a family fishing trip at Lake Pier in Hamworthy, Poole, on Tuesday.

Although the tiny camera had been damaged by seawater, the memory card was intact and the footage, posted on YouTube by Mr Rose has so far been shared 1.8 million times.

The camera's owner, Josh White, from Raunds in Northamptonshire, said he had been wearing the camera on a head strap when he performed a back-flip into the water.

The camera came off and continued recording for half an hour while Mr White dived down in an effort to find it.

After the video went viral, it was spotted by Mr White's uncle who recognised the woman in the footage - a family friend.

Mr White said he planned to meet up with Miss Rose, 13, who "caught" the camera, and Mr Rose, 26, to say thank you.

  • 11 Jul 2016