TAIPEI (Taiwan Information) — An iPhone belonging to a fortunate school scholar was not too long ago discovered over a month after it was unintentionally dropped into Solar Moon lake.
Firefighter Chen Chang-hung (陳長紅) from the Jiji Township department of the Nantou County Hearth Division took half in a drill close to the lake with colleagues on April 13.
“I’d not have noticed the cellphone if I hadn’t gone again to pack,” Chen identified in an interview with Taiwan Information. After his workforce had completed their drill, picked up trash within the surrounding space, and prayed on the Earth God temple close by, he realized he had forgotten to pack up some gear.
Because the fireman headed again to an space close to Xinshe Wharf to seize the gear, he acknowledged that he “noticed one thing shiny within the mud that appeared just like the lens of a cellphone, which turned out to be a pink iPhone 11.”
When Chen charged it, he discovered that it was nonetheless functioning.
He later stopped by the Nantou County Police Bureau’s Sheliao Station to report the case to his older brother, Chen Chang-guang (陳長光), who occurs to be a police officer.
The firefighter defined to Taiwan Information that the journey to search out the proprietor took a lot effort and time as a result of the cellphone was locked and Apple’s customer support refused to offer the proprietor’s contact data as a result of firm’s strict privateness coverage.
The brothers determined to contact the telecom firm, which used the serial quantity on the SIM card to trace down the proprietor. After they lastly reached him, “he didn’t initially imagine us,” mentioned Officer Chen. “they thought it was a rip-off.” The Chen brothers finally satisfied him, nevertheless, and the scholar’s mother and father retrieved it for him.
The officer mentioned Chen had unintentionally dropped his cellphone into the lake throughout his journey throughout the 228 Peace Memorial Day vacation (Feb. 28). He and his household had been amazed that the cellphone was nonetheless purposeful 44 days after being submerged with none waterproof safety.
Web site the place the cellphone was found. (Chen Chang-hung photograph)
Chen Chang-hung (left) with rescued iPhone, Chen Chang-guang. (Chen Chang-hung photograph)