Posted with permission from NJ.com

OCEAN CITY -- A GoPro camera that washed up on an Ocean City beach will soon be returned to its owner thanks to social media.

Jamie Weir said on Facebook that he found the camera last week and was looking for the owner, and posted a clip from the camera of the surfer.

"According to one if (sic) the videos he lost this [GoPro] in September 2010," he said in his post.

Someone recognized the owner, Andrew Finery, and tagged him in the post.

Finnerty told CBS Philadelphia that he was surfing in Atlantic City in October when he lost his camera. He said he tried to find the camera but gave up when it got dark.

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