A Apple’s iPhone spent six months at the bottom of a lake in British Columbia before a diver rescued the device and returned it to its rightful owner in working order. According to the CBC, the soggy but still alive handset was found by Clayton Helkenberg and his wife Heather; the couple enjoy diving to the bottom of lakes to find lost items and clean up after the others. On a recent trip, Clayton found a flip phone at the bottom of the lake while Heather was doing better; she found a iPhone 11.
The iPhone belonged to a Fatemeh Ghodsi who lost the device in September while riding a bumper boat. She explained what happened to her phone: “I was in a situation where I kind of lost my balance and dropped it in the water.” Water park staff told him it would be impossible to find in such deep water. So she said, “Distressed and in tears, we went back to Vancouver just a little bit desperate,” Fatemeh bought a new phone, but hadn’t backed up photos, contacts, and other data (whether a warning for you your data often!).
Heather Helkenberg discovers Fatemah Ghodsi’s iPhone 11 app at the bottom of a lake where he lay for six months
The flip phone that Clayton found was badly damaged, but as far as the iPhone 11 goes, “I took it home, cleaned up the dirt and it just turned on, so it was pretty amazing.” After taking out the SIM card and putting it in another phone to get the phone number of the owner of the iPhone, he called Ghodsi who at first thought she was being joked by friends. She then gave an update on the condition of her iPhone 11. She notes that the microphone on the iPhone 11 is broken and the speaker looks weird. but everything else works perfectly. Still amazed by the return of her phone, Ghodsi said: “I was completely in shock at first. It was a bit like a zombie phone coming back to me, because I had totally made my peace with his departure. . “
We must stress that the Helkenbergs do not ask for a dime when they reunite someone with their lost property. Last year, Clayton found over 100 pairs of sunglasses, 26 cell phones, and two GoPro cameras. This year he collected 35 pairs of sunglasses, five handsets and a GoPro.