Cunard Line has found the owners of a digital camera that was caught in a fisherman's nets off the west coast of Europe. The photos were intact, 15 months after the pictures were taken.

The fisherman who discovered the camera sought to find the owner, according to an article on BBC News' website. It turns out that the photos were taken in October 2008.

The photos included a woman posing on the deck of the Queen Mary 2, with the Queen Elizabeth 2 sailing in the background. The now-retired QE2 was on its final transatlantic crossing at the time.

Cunard identified the passengers as Mr. and Mrs. Gregory of South Africa. When the QM2 was alongside the QE2, the camera was accidentally dropped into the Atlantic.

At the time, Cunard said that both ships were off the south coast of Ireland over the Continental Shelf. The Gregorys thought their holiday photos were lost forever, the line said.

"In all my years in the travel industry, I have never heard of such a heart-warming stroke of luck, and we at Cunard are delighted that Mr. and Mrs. Gregory have been reunited with their photos,” Peter Shanks, president of Cunard, said in a statement.


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