Lost Gopro found.....Anyone know this guy?

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  1. bullet

    bullet Well-Known Member

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    Hi All, ive been camping in the snowys for the last 10 days, while fishing the snowy river near Illawong hut we found a go pro hero3.

    Heres a pic i pulled from the footage.

    Im not going to tell the date/year, but if you can tell me the circumstances of how you lost it its yours.(footage shows it)

    Ayone know who this is??

    Im happy to return it to the owner if found.
     
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  2. bullet

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    Mods please also put this post in any appropriate thread.
    Thanks
     
  3. climberman

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    dunno but he is familiar!!
     
  4. climberman

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    maybe post the the FB page 'Australian Backcountry' also.
     
  5. bullet

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    Heres another one from it
     
  6. POW_hungry

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    Not my glove choice in the BC. ;)
    Good on you @bullet for making an attempt to get it back to the owner.:thumbs:
     
  7. climberman

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    Whats the date on the videos?
     
  8. Jacko4650

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    Love your work Bullet. Nice call, incredibly honest for this day and age.
     
  9. bullet

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    Upon inspection,4 Years ago!
    Hahaha
     
  10. bullet

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    Id be stoked if it was mine, if not for the footage alone
     
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    Wow!
    Cool tool, to be functioning that long after lost!
     
  12. climberman

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    I linked it on Australian Backcountry and Gear Freak on FB.
     
  13. climberman

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    Also, did you bank any fish?
     
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    I linked it on FB
     
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    And on PSR FB.
     
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  18. bullet

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    Got 2 keepers that day, but lots of small fish.
     
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    Nope.
     
  20. bullet

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    Charged it up last night, still works. :)
     
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    Haha, fantastic that’s me (and my gopro)! I lost it taking a particularly poor line while whitewater kayaking on the Upper Snowy (and thanks Griff for letting me know about this post)!

    I’ve spent a couple of days during low flows searching for it since - it be really interested to know where you ended up finding it - Map attached with the spot I lost it.

    Also interesting that the whole thing still works- I’d expected the device to be fried but the card and footage still ok.

    I’ll PM you my details -I owe you serious finders beer!
     

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    ...And just like that in single post you've just unveiled @bullet 's secret fishing location.;)

    Goodluck explaining that alias in the future too. haha
    Happy days.
     
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  23. bullet

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    Sweet ill, be in touch:thumbs::thumbs:

    The case is a little worse for ware, sandy hinges etc, but apart from that its fine.

    Looks like on the last video someones kayak was stuck under the water, yopu guys were in carabena and ropes etc.

    Heres where i found it,

    if you know the area, it was just after the Snowy Hydro flying fox headed upstream on the eastern side of the river, must have been when the water was raging because it was a fair way from the water in the sand.
     
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    Yes, one of the boats (fortunately minus paddler) got badly pinned and we had to rig a pulley to retrieve it. 2 paddlers walked out from there.

    I must have lost it earlier than I realised as you found it upstream from where I thought (and would explain why I couldn’t find it after hours of searching).
     
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    Great outcome!!!
     
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    Depends on the variety of beer involved in the exchange.
     
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    fantastic stuff.

    Great to see how well our forum works.

    Hopefully you will hang around and become another valued forum member
     
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  28. bullet

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    Well i met up with @LuckiestGoProOwnerAlive today, any he now has his gopro and more importantly 32Gb worth of footage back.

    Glad to be of service.:):):):)

    And thanks for the brewskies too:cheers:
     
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    That is a sensational effort. :thumbs: Shows just what a small world it is with the interweb.
     
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    I suspect the exponential power of FB was a factor.
     
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    I suspect FB relies on this forum for its secret superpowers
     
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    what a beautiful story with the best possible ending!
     
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    We haven't heard a word from old mate since.
     
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    Suspect he saw DJOTD too soon.

    Really need to find a way to hide those from the uninitiated.
     
  35. LuckiestGoProOwnerAlive

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    GoPro collected, here's snippet of some of the footage.... thanks @bullet!

     
  36. gareth_oau

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    let gopro know.

    I'm sure they'd love to hear and share how robust their product is.

    A great story
     
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    Definitely
     
  38. bullet

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    Ive sent them the write up and links to this site and posted you tube vid, ive hit then up for a new Gopro for the story......you never know;)
     
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    terrific
    I’ve never felt a great need for one - more a still-camera user - but this story is a testament to the quality of the product
     
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    Do you have footage of when it got lost and then when it floats away and lodges in the river bank?
     
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    I've given my friends at Conversant Media a heads-up on this thread, may write a story.
     
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