Kicker – A cliff-diving discovery


NICK EICHER, HOST: Glenn Roberts works with a group called Ocean Defenders Alliance. He along with other volunteer divers clean up trash from reefs off the coasts of Hawaii. 

He always finds a lot of fishing line and trash, sometimes even tires. But he told KHON tv that on one recent dive, he found something surprising.

ROBERTS: This was one of the more unusual things that we’ve found, which was this GoPro still sealed in the case.

He opened up the camera, took out the memory card and found that the files on it were still intact. 

The last video on the card was from 2014. It explained how the camera wound up on the ocean floor. The video showed a young man diving from a cliff in Oahu.

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So Roberts posted the video to his Facebook page, asking for help finding the camera’s owner. 

And it didn’t take long for that video to find 26-year-old Nainoa Kamai.

KAMAI: I just started getting a bunch of messages of this video of me from seven years ago. So I clicked on it and I was like, no way! Somebody found the GoPro.

Kamai shot the video at age 18 at a popular dive spot called Spitting Caves in Oahu. He said it was his first and his last time cliff diving.

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(Photo/Nainoa Kamai, via KHON tv)

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