LOST! : between Beaufort West and Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa, on 2013-11-30

On Dec 13th, we received this message from Mark de B.:

“We lost two GoPro cameras in an orange and white tube attached to a weather balloon that was drifting eastwards between Beaufort West and Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa on about 30 November 2013
Mark de B.”

If you found it, feel free to contact us using this form. We’ll pass the message.

Mr. G.

 

LOST! : between Bowling Green, Kentucky and Tennessee, USA, on 2013-06-??

On Nov 12th, we received this message from Jacob A.:

“I’ve lost GoPros on two separate weather balloon launches where the GPS didn’t work.

On launch A–there were 3 GoPro cameras attached to a foam cooler. There was a piece of glass sticking out the side with Star Wars Toys attached to that. There should be a parachute attached to the top.
Launch B had one Gopro and one light blue Kodak mini camera. It also had Star Wars toys attached to the outside with a parachute–a white one.

There were launched from Bowling Green, Kentucky in June and are likely somewhere in Kentucky though Tennessee is a possibility.

Thanks for any leads,
Jake”

If you found it, feel free to contact us using this form. We’ll pass the message.

Mr. G.

 

LOST! : near Zurich, Switzerland on 2013-10-25

On Nov 4th, we received this message from Emilien D.:

“Hi! I Lost my GoPro Camera model Hero 2. We launched a helium filled balloon close to Yverdon, Switzerland and it should land near Zürich, Switzerland. The GoPro was attached to the side of a black box. The box also contains a microcontroler with a memory card and sensors. The GoPro’s memory card contains some videos of the take off, the earth and the stratosphere. Two GPS were in, one DG-100 Data Logger and one SPOT GPS tracker which forget to send us back his landing position. It’s an important school project for us, so if found please let us know. Thanks to the finder to contact theLostGoPro.com.
Emilien.”

Note from TheLostGoPro: this story has been published in a Swiss Newspaper (in French): http://www.20min.ch/ro/news/vaud/story/Eleves-desempares-apres-la-perte-d-un-ballon-sonde-28713070

If you found it, feel free to contact us using this form. We’ll pass the message.

Mr. G.

LOST! : near Lake Champlain, VT, USA, on 2013-10-??

On Oct 13th, we received this message from Ray A.:

“While on vacation in VT I attached my Gopro 2  to 50 helium filled balloons.  I thought I’d get some great shots of Lake Champlain.  Of course the line broke and when I last saw the camera it was heading north to Canada.
Ray A.”

If you found it, feel free to contact us using this form. We’ll pass the message.

Mr. G.

 

Sir Richard Branson is looking for a LostGoPro!

Sir Richard Branson is looking for a LostGoPro… But he didn’t contact us… He should have as we are running THE place to announce Lost or Found GoPro Cameras! 🙂

So we are repairing “his mistake”! 😉  (if you read this Sir Branson, please accept my sincere apologies)

Here’s the story: (http://www.psfk.com/2013/10/richard-branson-lost-camera.html)

Filmmaker Chis Jupe was at Richard Branson’s estate in Oxfordshire last weekend and was using a GoPro camera tied to a pair of balloons to take aerial shots during a garden party that Branson was having for Virgin Train staff.

Unfortunately, the fishing line he used to secure the balloons snapped and they, along with said camera, went flying off towards Newcastle. Well, that’s according to Branson’s post on his blog.

Branson has asked his 3.5 million plus Twitter followers to try to find the balloons. He wrote, ‘So let’s try a social media experiment – if you spot the balloons then tweet @ChrisJupeUK.’

This isn’t the first time Branson has called on folks to try to find a lost balloon and there’s no word yet on any sightings of the escaped GoPro camera, but it would be fun to see if it turns up somewhere.

So if you spot it, please tell TheLostGoPro.com first! This would give us great exposure! 😉
We will of course inform Sir Branson that YOU found it.

Wishes you all a good day, hoping to be able to continue to reunite more and more GoPro Cameras with their rightful owners!

Best,

Mr. G.