Through the power of social media and the Daily’s website, Caleb Thomas will be reunited with his missing Go Pro.
Through the power of social media and the Daily’s website, Caleb Thomas will be reunited with his missing Go Pro. Contributed

Our readers deliver for owner of lost Go Pro

WHEN Caleb Thomas dropped his expensive Go Pro camera in the ocean at Kings Beach six weeks ago, he didn't think he would ever see the photos from that day again.

That was until a surfing selfie was posted on the Sunshine Coast Daily website.

Queensland Police sent out a call for information when a Go Pro was found buried in the sand at Kings Beach this week.

Within minutes of the information and photo going on to the Daily's website, Mr Thomas's friends recognised the face and "tagged" him on our Facebook page.

"I still can't believe someone found it and handed it in and then I was on the Daily's Facebook and all over social media - it's insane," Mr Thomas said.

"About 10 people tagged me within 15 minutes of the paper's post going up.

"I'm so grateful it was handed in. It's awesome."

Do you recognise this man?
Do you recognise this man?

 

The 24-year-old from Elimbah was on the Coast on May 26 standing in shallow water and taking photos of his mates surfing when the Go Pro slipped out of his hand.

"I didn't have my wrist strap on like I usually do. I looked for it for an hour, but it was gone so I just cut my losses," Mr Thomas said.

"I ended up buying another one because I was going on a surf trip to Coffs Harbour.

"It was a good day for surfing, so I was pretty sad I couldn't see the photos. There were some golden ones in there."

The personal trainer is looking forward to collecting the Go Pro this week from Caloundra police and finally going through his photos from the day of ripper surf.

"Thanks everyone, I'm over the moon."