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English boy is reunited with camera that drifted to Germany

(Christian Charisius/dpa via AP). Britain's William Etherton holds a camera on the  North Sea island of Suederoog, Germany, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. The  English boy has been reunited in Germany with a video camera he lost four months ago on the other s... (Christian Charisius/dpa via AP). Britain's William Etherton holds a camera on the North Sea island of Suederoog, Germany, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. The English boy has been reunited in Germany with a video camera he lost four months ago on the other s...
(Christian Charisius/dpa via AP). The Etherton family, father Mark, left, mother Hellen, right, and the children  Poppy and William, second right, pose for a photo on the island of Siederoog, Germany, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. William  has been reunited ... (Christian Charisius/dpa via AP). The Etherton family, father Mark, left, mother Hellen, right, and the children Poppy and William, second right, pose for a photo on the island of Siederoog, Germany, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. William has been reunited ...
(Christian Charisius/dpa via AP). Britain's William Etherton and resident Roland Spreer, hold  a camera on the North Sea island of Suederoog, Germany, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. The  English boy has been reunited in Germany with a video camera he lost fou... (Christian Charisius/dpa via AP). Britain's William Etherton and resident Roland Spreer, hold a camera on the North Sea island of Suederoog, Germany, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. The English boy has been reunited in Germany with a video camera he lost fou...
(Christian Charisius/dpa via AP). Island residents Holger Spreer, left, his father Roland Spreer, right, hand over a little camera to William Etherton on the island of Suederoog, Germany Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. The  English boy has been reunited in Ger... (Christian Charisius/dpa via AP). Island residents Holger Spreer, left, his father Roland Spreer, right, hand over a little camera to William Etherton on the island of Suederoog, Germany Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. The English boy has been reunited in Ger...

BERLIN (AP) - An English boy has been reunited in Germany with a video camera he lost four months ago on the other side of the North Sea.

The German news agency dpa reported that the camera was handed back Saturday to the 10-year-old from Hull on Suederoog, a small island off Germany's western coast.

William Etherton's camera was carried off Sept. 1 by a wave in Thornwick Bay in Yorkshire, on England's east coast. It drifted for about two months before washing up in Germany.

Resident Roland Spreer found it on Nov. 2. It was still functional thanks to its waterproof casing, and Spreer's son posted footage from the day the camera was washed away on Facebook.

Reports on the video eventually attracted the attention of the boy's father.

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