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Camera found in Taiwan 6 years after it was lost in Hawaii

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Lindsay Scallan lives what many would consider a normal life, but not now.

"I went from normal and boring to a news crew sitting in my living room," said Scallan.

Scallan is famous because of a Canon camera she lost in 2007 while scuba diving in Hawaii.

"I took a lot of pictures, did a lot of snorkeling, a lot of scuba diving and a night dive. A night dive is when I lost my camera," Scallan said.

Scallan said she was hurt.

"It was towards the end of the trip and my pictures were on there and it was my first experience there, so I was pretty upset about it. But what are you going to do?" Scallan asked.

She chalked it up to life and went on with hers. Scallan said she forgot about the camera until 24 hours ago.

"I get this random message on Facebook from a guy I went to high school with, saying his wife found an article and he thought it was about me and my camera," said Scallan.

It turns out, the camera washed ashore in of all places, Taiwan.

"An employee of China Airlines found my camera, found the pictures still on the memory card and got in touch with Hawaiian officials to see if they could help find who the owner was, the mystery blond woman as they called it," said Scallan.

A Hawaiian television station put its story online, which is how Scallan's former classmate found out about it.

"It was social media at its best," said Scallan.

But the story doesn't stop there.

"China Airlines has offered to pay for me to go out there and my room, board and my food and everything. An all expenses paid trip to come out there and get my camera back and meet the guy that found it. It's been a wild ride," Scallan said.

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