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