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Sunday, 16 June 2013

Leeds metal detectorist finds lost Bluebird charm

A charm recovered from the depths of Coniston Water 34 years after Donald Campbell’s fatal final journey has made its second miraculous return.

When the wreckage of Bluebird K7 – the machine he was driving during the ill-fated bid to break his own 276mph water speed record in 1967 – was recovered in 2001, a tiny St Christopher’s medal that he held dear was also found and returned to his overjoyed daughter Gina.

The 63-year-old, who lives in Thorner, has treasured the medal ever since but was devastated last year when she misplaced it after a charity golf tournament at Moor Allerton Golf Club.

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