DJI Mavic Air drone found in B.C. creek contains family memories

The micro-SD card of a DJI Mavic Air drone that was found in a creek in British Columbia contained the priceless memories of a family vacation. The finders are now trying to locate the family and to return the drone and aerial footage.

DJI Mavic Air drone found in B.C. creek contains family memories

The family who found the drone in the creek in B.C. are trying to return the unmanned aircraft and the priceless photos and video footage of a family vacation.

During a snorkeling trip at Vancouver Island’s Harris Creek, a popular swimming site, the McClelland family found the submerged drone. It was her husband who found the drone near a creek bed, said Christy McClelland.

Upon returning home from their trip the McClellands tried to revive the drone without luck. However, they were able to retrieve the micro-SD card and the aerial footage that it contained.

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“It looked like they were having a great time!” Christy McClelland said, according to CTVNews.

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The McClellands turned to social media to try and locate the family and to reunite them with their drone and the priceless family memories that were stored on the micro-SD card. The date stamp on the video shows it was taken on July 29.

“We found a drone at a swimming spot along the Marine Circle Route from Lake Cowichan to Port Renfrew yesterday, August 16th. The drone is in rice right now, and we would love to be able to return it to the owners, said Christy McClellands.

Eventhough it has almost been a month since the drone went into the water, the McClellands are hopeful that they can return the aircraft and the imagery to the original owners.

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