Bad Samaritans finally return Judith's lost camera

Judith, who lost her camera on holiday in Hawaii, only to have a family find it and decide to keep it so their son would feel "lucky" for having discovered it, has finally had her camera returned.

Thanks to the perseverance of amazing people at the National Park Service, the camera has made it home.

Thank you to those of you who took an interest in the story, especially those who respected my desire to pursue this through official channels rather than invade the family's privacy. In the end, it all worked out for the best.

I've reopened comments, in case anyone has anything else to add. Friends and family should look for my Hawaii photos on Flickr in the next few days.

(You may remember that our coverage of this story prompted an hilarious, fake legal threat from some weirdo who couldn't even spell "lawyer")


(Thanks, DC, Eyo and Judith!)