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Found! Social media helps find owner of camera lost near Lake Superior

Aug 25, 2018 07:55AM ● By Editor
Perich said when they found the camera, they were surprised to see it still working. He looked through the photos and videos to piece together where the owner of the camera might be from. (video capture: Al Lutkevich)

From CBC News · August 25, 2018 

Three avid anglers — two from Minnesota and one from London, Ont., — have developed a unique friendship thanks to the power of social media and a lost camera.

Shawn Perich and Al Lutkevich from Minnesota said they reached out to CBC Thunder Bay's outdoor columnist, Gord Ellis, to help them search for the owner of a camera they found while fishing on Lake Superior last May.

"When we were doing the interview, Gord said that he thought we'd find the owner within a day, and I've got to say, at the back of my mind I was thinking, 'yeah right,"' Perich said.

The story aired on the CBC's Superior Morning radio show on Thursday morning and was posted on social media shortly after;  Perich said that's when he received a message from someone in London.

"[The story] popped up on my Facebook feed at about seven or eight o'clock central time," Perich explained, "and by [the time] I got to work ... I had a Facebook message from Tyler Stanfield saying, 'I heard you found my camera.'"

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