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Press Release: DriveSavers Data Recovery Rescues Priceless Photos from Camera Submerged for Days in Frigid Alaskan Waters

(SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – IMAGING USA 2011 BOOTH # 439 – January 17, 2010) – DriveSavers Data Recovery, the worldwide leader in data recovery services, announced today that it has successfully recovered over 750 images from a camera that was submerged in over 60 feet of 46 degree Alaskan waters for 3 days.

Bernard Zink had just completed the trip of a lifetime – shooting photos from a seaplane while flying over Alaska. Upon arrival in Juneau, Zink slipped as he stepped off the seaplane. In an attempt to save his camera, mid-fall, he pitched it ahead of himself onto the dock where it slid off the end, subsequently hitting the water shortly after he did. While Mr. Zink was rescued from the water, his camera did not fare so well, sinking 60 feet into the brisk 46 degree water.

Two days later, desperate to rescue the irreplaceable photos he had taken over the course of his trip, the airline hired a diver to retrieve the sunken camera. Bernard took the camera card to a local computer shop where a technician inserted it into a flash memory card reader connected to a computer. Miraculously, his photos appeared on the screen.

Bernard, then, asked that the photos be transferred to a CD. However, the technician had already removed the camera card from the reader. When he reinserted the card, nothing appeared on the screen. After several failed attempts, the shop determined that the card was now unreadable.

Two weeks later, in a last ditch effort to retrieve his precious memories, Mr. Zink turned to the experts at DriveSavers Data Recovery. Within a couple days, DriveSavers recovered 750 of the 800 images taken during the trip. “I was devastated that the camera shop in Juneau was unable download my images,” said Bernard Zink, owner of the camera. “My outlook completely changed when DriveSavers told me they recovered 750 images from my trip. After everything I had been through, it was wonderful to have a happy ending. Thank you, DriveSavers.”

DriveSavers was the first company to successfully perform digital camera data recovery and is recommended by all digital camera manufacturers to perform data recovery on their digital media products. To learn more about DriveSavers Data Recovery services for digital cameras and our special programs for digital arts, please visit: /devices-supported/digital-cameras/.

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DriveSavers Data Recovery is the worldwide leader in data recovery services and provides the fastest, most reliable and only certified SOC 2 Type II data recovery service available in the industry today. DriveSavers high security services adhere to U.S. Government security protocols to ensure that no data is ever compromised during data recovery. DriveSavers maintains the most technologically advanced Certified ISO Class 5 (Class 100) Cleanroom in the industry and is authorized to open drives by all major storage device manufacturers without voiding the warranty. DriveSavers engineers are certified, by leading encryption software vendors, to recover encrypted data from all storage devices and all operating systems. Satisfied customers include: Bank of America, Google, Lucasfilm, NASA, Harvard University, Salvation Army and The Rolling Stones. ()

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