Woman lost her iPhone in the sea a year ago, finds it working again

Durability is one of the popular features of Apple iPhones. The smartphone has now added another feather to its cap when a paddle boarder found her iPhone in working condition after losing her iPhone in the sea a year ago. According to a report from The Sun UK, Clare Atfield – a paddle boarder dropped her iPhone 8+ in August 2021 while standing on her board.

She has now recovered her Apple iPhone intact when it recently washed up on the beach and was found by dog ​​walker Bradley Cotton. The smartphone was in a waterproof bag when she lost her iPhone. “The briefcase contained a medical card containing details of Clare’s mother so that the dog walker could locate Clare and return her handset,” the report said.

Recounting how she lost her iPhone, Atfield says, “I started paddle boarding in April 2021 and always kept my phone around my neck. I was paddle boarding quite far out to sea, but I fell off my board. I got back in and continued – but then realized I had lost my phone. It was quite far out to sea, but it was in one of those protective phone cases, so it must have sunk and just stayed there.”

Atfield now finds her device almost a year later and says she never expected to see it again. She said she was “shocked” when Bradley informed her about finding the lost iPhone. “I can’t believe it still works,” she says.

Atfield told The Sun UK that the rear panel of the smartphone was completely smashed. When she saw it, she thought water might have gotten in and damaged the phone. “I’m stunned that more damage hasn’t been done to it, especially how rough the sea can be down there,” she added.

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