A Winnipeg woman was given an unexpected look into the past after her camera was retrieved from the bottom of a lake where it had languished for six years.

A fisherman from Minnesota recently snared the camera from the bottom of Harmon Lake in northern Ontario.

His wife discovered that the memory card was intact, and uploaded some of the photos to Facebook on June 28, hoping to find their rightful owner.

Eventually, the photos made their way back to Sharon Bajer, the Winnipeg woman who didn't even know she had lost the camera. Bajer recognized one of the photos and contacted the fisherman's wife.

"She's sending me the memory card and I get to see over 300 pictures of that summer that our child was a baby, and that I've never seen before," Bajer told CTV Winnipeg.

Bajer believes the camera was accidentally dropped in the lake while her daughter was at camp, and can't believe the memory card survived underwater for so long.

"It's like a one-in-a-million chance," she said.

With files from CTV Winnipeg

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