He threw his iPhone at the bottom of a river: 10 months later he found it working perfectly

The user threw his iPhone at a bachelor party. 10 months later, he has it in his hands working.


A subject found his iPhone 10 months after throwing it at the bottom of a river in the United Kingdom .

According to the BBC , Owain Davies dropped the iPhone into the River Wye near Cinderford, Gloucestershire, while canoeing at a stag party. Now, in a similar situation, they have found it again.

The “intact” iPhone

According to the chronicle, Miguel Pacheco of Drybook, Gloucestershire, found the device while canoeing down the river. He took it home, dried it and posted pictures online in an attempt to track down its owner.

Pacheco said he thought the efforts would do “no good” because the iPhone was “full of water.” However, he still dried it because he knew it might have contained images of sentimental data.

The man dried the device with an air compressor before placing it in a ventilation cabinet to dry. When he placed it on the charger the next morning, the background showed an image of a man and a woman, as well as August 13, the date the device fell into the water.

Pacheco posted images on Facebook that were shared more than 4,000 times. Eventually, Davies’ friends and his fiancée Fiona Gardner recognized the images and contacted him. He finally came back working perfectly.

so he lost it

Davies also explained to the outlet how the device fell into the river.

“I was in a two-person canoe and my partner probably shouldn’t have stood up, and needless to say we fell,” he said. “The phone was in my back pocket and as soon as it was in the water I realized the phone was gone.”

He also praised Pacheco for going out of his way to save the device. “My natural reaction would be to drop it off at the nearest pub. It wouldn’t be to use my air compressor to dry it out and dismantle it,” he said.

Newer iPhone models are certified IP68 water and dust resistant, meaning they can withstand up to 1.5 meters of fresh water for up to 30 minutes.