Video documents last minutes of underwater camera before it got lost during plunge into gorge


posted Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 4:25 PM EDT


This is pretty hilarious in a Blair Witch Project meets Jackass sort of a way. The below video was recovered from a memory card in an underwater camera found at the bottom of a deep gorge near Woodstock, New York in the Catskills.

Watch the video and you'll be able to figure out how the camera got there. Yes, you should always remember to use your wrist strap, especially when taking a plunge off a cliff into a pool below a waterfall!

Luckily no people (or cameras) appear to have been hurt during the recording of this stunt. The camera was recovered nearly a month after the fateful dive into the plunge pool and the image files and camera were both, reportedly, "safe and sound."

But there's still a mystery attached to this camera. Who's the "jackass" who lost it?

The finder of the camera is trying to track down the original owner to return it. You can contact him at his YouTube page if you have any info on who the camera belongs to.

Of course, it could all be a hoax but it's still pretty amusing nonetheless.

(Via PetaPixel)