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Rich Aloha (photo), a YouTube vlogger and treasure hunter, found a missing GoPro camera with the last moments of a man who drowned in 2017 at a waterfall in Tennessee

Treasure-seeking diver finds missing GoPro capturing the last moments of the man who drowned two years ago in the Tennessee waterfall

  • YouTube vlogger and treasure hunter Rich Aloha discovered the missing GoPro
  • It contained the last moments of Richard Ragland, who was in Foster Falls Recreation Area in June 2017
  • Aloha searched for Ragland & # 39; s family and returned the SD card
  • His parents, Robin and Gary McCrear, said their son liked it
  • They have not viewed all the images, but say they will try someday so that they can get answers
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A treasure hunter diving in Tennessee found a missing GoPro camera with the last moments of a man who drowned in a waterfall two years ago.

YouTube vlogger Rich Aloha was diving in the Forest Falls Recreation Area in Marion County, Tennessee when he discovered a GoPro that nestled in mud under the water.

The mysterious GoPro was from 22-year-old Richard Ragland, a Georgia man who tragically drowned two years earlier in the waterfall while spending time with friends.

At that time, his parents Robin and Gary McCrear hoped that recordings made by one of Ragland's friends while he lived in the water would close them.

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Rich Aloha (photo), a YouTube vlogger and treasure hunter, found a missing GoPro camera with the last moments of a man who drowned in 2017 at a waterfall in Tennessee

Rich Aloha (photo), a YouTube vlogger and treasure hunter, found a missing GoPro camera with the last moments of a man who drowned in 2017 at a waterfall in Tennessee

Richard Ragland (photo) drowned in Foster Falls Recreation Area in 2017, just a few days before his 23rd birthday

Richard Ragland (photo) drowned in Foster Falls Recreation Area in 2017, just a few days before his 23rd birthday

Richard Ragland (photo) drowned in Foster Falls Recreation Area in 2017, just a few days before his 23rd birthday

Unfortunately one envelope sent by park rangers who were supposed to hold a thumb drive with images of Ragland having fun with his friends arrived empty at the family and asked them to believe that someone had stolen the video.

They didn't expect Aloha to find their son's GoPro, Robin said WSB TV, & # 39; He has found Richard & # 39; s GoPro camera. & # 39;

Aloha told WSB TV, & # 39; I strongly believe that God led me to this GoPro because the only thing I saw was the end of the thumbscrew and everything else was just covered in mud. & # 39;

Aloha: & # 39; I'm glad I found it personally, & # 39; he said, & # 39; because I am trying to do the right thing and returning the item to the rightful owner & # 39;
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Aloha: & # 39; I'm glad I found it personally, & # 39; he said, & # 39; because I am trying to do the right thing and returning the item to the rightful owner & # 39;

Aloha: & # 39; I'm glad I found it personally, & # 39; he said, & # 39; because I am trying to do the right thing and returning the item to the rightful owner & # 39;

Aloha believed the GoPro might be from Ragland after rangers told him about the 2017 drowning.

Miraculously, the SD card was still in the camera and was functional.

Aloha said: & # 39; I went through the recordings and I said: & # 39; Oh my god, this is the man. & # 39;

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The search for the Ragland family began, with Aloha going through various Google searches and calling possible family members.

& # 39; I'm glad I found it personally, & # 39; he said, & # 39; because I am trying to do the right thing and returning the item to the rightful owner. & # 39;

The McCrears hope that the images can provide an answer to the tragic death of their sons and can close

The McCrears hope that the images can provide an answer to the tragic death of their sons and can close

The McCrears hope that the images can provide an answer to the tragic death of their sons and can close

Then Aloha found the McCrears.

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Robin said: & To make his efforts to do his research, to make countless phone calls, he did not give up before contacting us and that means the world to us. & # 39;

The McCrears say they will eventually try to see the last recorded moments of the Ragland to get answers to their son's death, but now they are grateful for Aloha and the film.

Robin said: & # 39;What we have seen so far is Rich Being Rich, to the fullest with life. & # 39;

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