KALAPAN, HI (WHDH) — Up-close video of a tour guide’s GoPro became engulfed in a lava flow in Hawaii, leading to incredible footage.
Erik Storm said it happened by accident while he was guiding a tour in Kalapana back in August of 2016.
Storm added that 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 with the SD card still intact.
Storm has rejected accusations that the incident was staged.
He said the 2016 video is just now getting attention because a professional photographer he recently spoke to wanted to feature it in a story.
(Copyright (c) 2020 Sunbeam Television. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)