American Airlines told The Knoxville News Sentinel on Saturday that they found the missing GoPro belonging to Dr. Laila Jiwani, who was killed in December.
The missing camera was recovered according to American Airlines.
"We know how important the camera was to the family, and we want to thank all of the American team members who worked extensively to locate it," Ross Feinstein, a representative from the airline, told The Sentinel.
Last week, her family had reached out on Facebook in a desperate effort to locate a GoPro camera that contains the final footage of a mother who was later killed while shielding her son from a falling tree.
A relative of Jiwani, who was killed a few days after Christmas, had reached out on social media and to American Airlines trying to locate her GoPro.
“Please help us locate this GoPro that was left on an American Airlines flight on Saturday, December 29th. ALL WE WANT ARE THE PICTURES/VIDEOS. We are offering a CASH reward for this. To the person who has this or finds this - you can keep the GoPro, you can keep all of the accessories, all we want is the footage. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE spread this post and help us find this GoPro. God is great and I know we will be able to retrieve these memories. #FindTheGoPro”
The family thought that the GoPro was lost on Flight 5944 from Knoxville to Dallas on Dec. 29, 2018, according to KDFW.
Jiwani was killed when part of a tree fell on her while she was hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains with her family. Her husband said that she saved the life of her 6-year-old son, Jibran’s by taking most of the impact, according to The Dallas Morning News.
Jibran sustained a broken leg and head injuries and was airlifted with injuries that were not life-threatening, according to The Knoxville News Sentinel.
Jiwani was a pediatrician at Cook Children's Northside Neighborhood Clinic in Fort Worth, Texas.
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