Author Topic: Camera lost overboard in the Atlantic - Oct 08 - QM2/QE2 - & Found again!  (Read 10803 times)

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Offline Beardy Rich

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Fascinating story. Wouldn't it be great if the owners were traced?
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Offline Twynkle

GOOD NEWS!
'South African owners of camera found in the sea traced'

'...Barbara and Dennis Gregory, from South Africa, were en-route from New York to Southampton on the QM2 in 2008 when they lost their camera in the ocean....'

'Mrs Gregory said she had never expected to see the camera or the photos again.
"It's literally a dream come true" she told the BBC'
Read "all about it" here:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8510314.stm

Maybe Mr and Mrs Gregory would like to visit the Forum, too.
Then they could see pictures of QE2 in New York!!
« Last Edit: Feb 11, 2010, 03:53 PM by Twynkle »

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It was on South Today this lunchtime. The Gregorys had bought a new camera to replace theirs which had broken and were, understandably, being very careful with it. Then someone spotted some dolphins and, in the Gregorys' haste to get pics before the creatures vanished, the camera got dropped in the drink.
I guess it was a one-in-a-billion chance of the camera being dredged up from the ocean floor in fishermens' nets.  ;D

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Just watched this evening's news report -- such a happy story!

This evening's instalment is on the same link as last night's (which it has replaced), i.e. here :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/check/england/realmedia/southtoday/southampton/southtoday?size=16x9&bgc=C0C0C0&nbram=1&bbram=1&nbwm=1&bbwm=1

...right at the end, after the weather forecast.

Delight all round, including in the Forum which first raised the story -- the owner has now responded there :

http://cruiseforums.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1133869&page=8

Congratulations to the invisible heroes, Rob and Rosie   :D  ! And to Paul of the BBC, who picked up the challenge.



Offline Scott Ebersold

That truly is an amazing story.  ... and to think I was a wee bit skeptical!   Congrats to all for a job well done!

Offline Twynkle

From todays Daily Mail
....'It really is incredible after all this time we can finally get to view our pictures.'  Peter Shanks, managing director of Cunard, who own the QM2, said: 'In all my experience I have never encountered such a wonderful story.
'I am very pleased Mr and Mrs Gregory have been eventually reunited with their pictures. It almost seems too good to be true.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1250270/Couples-holiday-pictures-recovered-fishing-net-16-months-camera-dropped-cruise-ship.html#ixzz0fJIME4bW

The Express
CAMERA LOST IN THE ATLANTIC IS REUNITED WITH CRUISE COUPLE....
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/157628/Camera-lost-in-the-Atlantic-is-reunited-with-cruise-couple

The Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/7216467/Camera-dropped-in-the-ocean-is-returned-by-fisherman-18-months-later.html

And USA Today
....Cunard president Peter Shanks says in a statement. "The images are even more poignant as they depict the last transatlantic crossing of the great QE2 and can never be taken again."....
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/cruises/item.aspx?type=blog&ak=78701.blog





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great little tale that warms the cockles of your heart as they say in the north of england.

Good as well that Cunard recognised the publicity benefits and alsoi mentioned QE2 favourably !!!

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Offline citrail

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« Reply #22 on: Feb 22, 2010, 12:04 PM »
Spotted this article today :o

http://www.walletpop.com/blog/2010/02/18/couples-25th-wedding-anniversary-photos-survive-15-months-in-se

Sorry about the length of the link, don't know how to shorten them. :(
« Last Edit: Feb 22, 2010, 12:15 PM by Rob Lightbody »

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Ooops sorry, I don't often get this far down the board :-[

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And USA Today
....Cunard president Peter Shanks says in a statement. "The images are even more poignant as they depict the last transatlantic crossing of the great QE2 and can never be taken again."....
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/cruises/item.aspx?type=blog&ak=78701.blog




Im not sure what lm more surprised at, the camera being found or Shanks statement ;) It wasnt that long ago he was saying that QE2 held the Cunard brand back >:(
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Im not sure what lm more surprised at, the camera being found or Shanks statement ;) It wasnt that long ago he was saying that QE2 held the Cunard brand back >:(
He doesn't mind calling it 'great' now that its no longer a 'problem' to them... bah!
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Online Lynda Bradford

I was reading this topic again about an amazing story of a camera being lost in the Atlantic then a fisherman finding it in his nets. 

It was through Rob's action to contact his friend in BBC that the media picked up on the story and the couple who owned the camera were found. 

If you haven't read this story before go to the start of the topic and enjoy.
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?topic=1624.msg17569#msg17569

Just Brilliant! :)
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