North San Diego County-based GoPro looks for owner of camera

CARLSBAD, Calif. (KGTV) - Employees at the local headquarters for GoPro in Carlsbad are trying to help someone who lost their camera get it back.

In June, a GoPro was given to the lost and found at the Torrey Pines Glider Port.  After no one claimed it, the Glider Port turned to Dave Oddy for help.  Oddy is an avid glider, and also happens to be a software engineer at GoPro.

"I think when people find a GoPro," Oddy tells 10News, "their first thought isn't just to claim the equipment. it's to try to help people get their memories back."

Oddy searched through the camera for clues about the owner. He recognized videos shot while snorkeling off the coast of La Jolla. He posted the video on an internal company page at GoPro.  The video was spotted there by the GoPro public relations team, which decided to spotlight lost camera stories on its popular blog "The Inside Line".

Their hope is that someone will recognize the girls seen in the videos. Oddy hopes he gets to personally give the camera back. "I'd like to see the expression on her face when she gets it back because she's probably given up on it and it would be really nice to see someone with that kind of surprise."

If you recognize the people in the video, please e-mail 10News reporter Jeff Lasky at Jeff.Lasky@10News.com. He'll forward the information to the GoPro staff.

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