WATCH: GoPro records its own death by hot lava

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WILX Amazing, up-close video of tour guide's GoPro camera being engulfed in hot lava in Hawaii is going viral.

Erik Storm says it happened by accident while he was guiding a tour in Kalapana back in August of 2016. Storm says he set his GoPro down and simply forgot about it until it was too late.

The exterior of the camera was completely melted by the lava. But Storm claims he used a rock hammer to extract the camera after the lava began to cool and harden.

And somehow, the video survived on the camera's SD card. Storm says the video is just now getting attention because a professional photographer he recently spoke to wanted to feature it in a story.

But now, many skeptics are questioning its authenticity.