SOUTH JORDAN, Utah - A woman who dropped her camera into Lake Tahoe more than two years ago got it back after fisherman pulled it to the surface last week.
The Pentax and its digital photos were still intact.
Jana LeVitre said she had more than 1,000 photos on the camera when she accidentally dropped it into the lake. A Reno, Nev., man recently made the unexpected catch of the day.
"They were pretty bummed that they'd only caught four fish that day. So he went home and brought the four fish in and said, 'Oh, and here's a camera, by the way,'" LeVitre, of South Jordan, Utah said.
After noticing the photos were still good, the man and his wife posted a few of them on Facebook to hopefully identify the owner.
"Because she (the fisherman's wife) is a photographer, she feels attached to her pictures. So she thought, 'Whoever lost this camera might be really sad. I've got to find the owner of this camera,'" LeVitre explained.
Friends of friends helped LeVitre get in touch with her camera's rescuers. She was stunned.
"It's waterproof, but I'm not going to swim 200 feet down and I wouldn't even know where it is. So I just thought it would be forever gone," she said. "I just happen to be really, really lucky."
LeVitre doesn't even remember what photos were on the camera, but she's elated to have the memories back. She had thought it would be safer to keep the images on her camera in case her computer crashed.%3Cimg%20src%3D%22http%3A//beacon.deseretconnect.com/beacon.gif%3Fcid%3D141562%26pid%3D46%22%20/%3E