BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Two weeks ago a WLOX tripod fell overboard south of Deer Island in the Mississippi Sound while a reporter was covering the Blessing of the Fleet.
"A rogue wave came in and I held onto my camera. But the tripod fell overboard and quickly sunk," said reporter Christina Garcia. "The waters were pretty choppy that day. I never thought I'd see it again."
On Tuesday, Michael Moore owner of the Biloxi Shrimping Trip called WLOX News about something he found in his fishing nets during a morning tour.
"Today at our 10:30 trip, we were making our normal tourists trip that we do. And it's about a 20 minute drag that we do here in the Biloxi Channel and we try to stay dead center in the channel and we caught a surprise today. We caught your tripod," said Moore.
Moore said he and his tour guides have recovered lots of random things in the Mississippi Sound while shrimping and fishing, but never a tripod.
"We've found everything from dressers, speakers and picnic tables. We're using a trawl, a little trawl and the tripods a pretty good obstacle for the size of trawl we're using. So we could tell something was kind of intertwined with the trawl and we picked it up and low and behold a brand new tripod," said Moore.
He says a serial number sticker bearing the WLOX name was how he figured out who owned the tripod.
Luckily some of the parts of the tripod weren't all damaged by the salt water. Those parts will be cleaned and used for other tripods in need of parts.