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Surprising Underwater Photo Revives Investigation of Missing Teen

American vacationers John and Patti Muldowney took a snapshot during a snorkeling excursion off the coast of Aruba last fall, and turned up a photo that shows what appears to be human skeletal remains.

Five years ago, 18-year-old Natalee Holloway went missing while on vacation in Aruba. Aruban authorities suspected the remains may belong to Holloway, and have renewed their search for a missing girl’s body last weekend with little luck. However, forensic experts do not think the photo is of a body at all, but might be a product of rock formations and overactive imaginations.

In any case, this mystery might have been easier to solve if the Muldowneys’ camera was equipped with a GPS capability.

(via CBS News)


 
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  • DH

    GPS does not work under water. Underwater surveys GPS-tag images using a receiver attached to the dive buoy, and even then precise positioning requires extra (non-GPS) techniques.

  • Dave K

    GPS doesn't work well under water.

  • Dave K

    Don't I look like an arse… sorry DH