If you happen to lose your precious iPhone in a river, you would never think you would be able to retrieve it after even 10 months?
No? It is probably the same thing that thought Owain Davies, the unfortunate protagonist of this story which fortunately ended with a happy ending.
According to what is shared by the BBC, the British citizen Owain Davies lost his iPhone in the River Wye near Cinderford in Gloucestershire during theAugust last year. The smartphone would have fallen into the river during a canoe excursion organized for a bachelor party.
“I was in a two-person canoe and my partner probably shouldn’t have got up, and needless to say we fellDavies told the BBC. “The phone was in my back pocket and as soon as it hit the water I realized it was gone“.
Despite an initial search, there was nothing to be done for poor Owain who had to surrender to the fact of never see your companion from many adventures againin which photos and videos were stored together with other personal data.
Only 10 months laterin June 2022, Miguel Pacheco of Drybook in Gloucestershire found the lost device in the river, while he too was navigating the waterway in a canoe.
Pacheco said he thought the efforts would do no good because the iPhone was “soaked in water“. He still decided to dry it and try turning it back on because he knew it might contain images that were important to the owner. “I know that if I lost my phone, having many photos of my children, I would want them back“, he said.
The man dried the device with an air compressor before putting it to dry in a cupboard. When he put it in charge, the next morning, in the background appeared the image of a man and a woman, in addition to the date of August 13, the day on which the device fell into the water. “I could not believe it“, Said Pacheco with satisfaction.
Pacheco posted the images on Facebook, which have been shared over 4000 times. Some friends of Davies and his girlfriend Fiona Gardner recognized them in the photo and contacted him. The still working iPhone was returned to the owner.
Davies congratulated Pacheco saying: “My natural reaction would have been to deliver it to the nearest pub. I wouldn’t have used my air compressor to dry it“.
It is not the first similar adventure that we hear with the iPhone as protagonist, we report them below in case you are curious to read other particular stories like this: