Amazing footage survives after GoPro engulfed by lava in Hawaii

Camera had to be extracted by rock hammer

KALAPANA, Hi - Amazing, up-close video shows a tour guide's GoPro camera becoming engulfed in a Hawaii lava flow.

Erik Storm said it happened by accident while he was guiding a tour in Kalapana in August 2016.

Storm said he used a rock hammer to extract the camera after the lava began to cool and harden.

He thought it had surely been destroyed, but was amazed to see the blue Wi-Fi light still blinking. Somehow the footage survived.

Storm has rejected accusations that the incident was staged.

He said the 2016 video is just now receiving attention because a professional photographer he recently spoke to wanted to feature it in a story.

Courtesy: CNN Newsource


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