Ben Thouard recently drowned much of his equipment, including a 1D4 and 1DX plus 4 L lenses. He is trying to get Canon to help with replacement and has asked for help to popularize his plight on FB (with likes and shares) for some marketing numbers to convince Canon to help him.
While I'm surprised that with nearly 20K of equipment, Ben didn't have any insurance to cover the equipment. Would anyone take that risk? Terrestrial shooters I can understand, but anyone shooting in water constantly, it would seem an oversight. But nonetheless, here's my bit to help a fellow photographer out:
Ben Thouard Facebook
How not to shower your cameras!
I feel for the guy, but before I support him I would like to know how this happened ??