Boy Drains Pond to Retrieve Lost iPhone

You can’t deny that this kid is determined.

iPhone 5s by Calerusnak

iPhone 5s by Calerusnak


The 16-year-old took matters into his own hands after the angling club refused to let him use his diving suit to retrieve the device, sneaking back later that night armed with a powerful pump and two hoses.

‘I thought two pumps would drain enough of the water from the pond so I could find my cellphone,’ he told his local paper in Cologne.

‘I knew the phone was probably dead but wanted to get the data card back with the numbers, pictures and videos of my friends.’

The youngster thought that if he directed the water into the angling club toilet he may get away with his plan – but he failed to notice that the toilet wasn’t attached to a sewage system.

When the owner arrived to a flooded car park he quickly found the cause and called police.

The boy was ordered to pay for the damage for the toilet, the clean-up operation and the water to refill the pond.

And though he didn’t recover his phone, he was unapologetic.

‘It almost worked,’ he insisted.

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3 Comments on "Boy Drains Pond to Retrieve Lost iPhone"

  1. LovelyLady666 | Aug 4, 2014 at 6:49 pm |

    Should of let him use his suit and grab it. This could have been a simple matter but, as always, people like to say no and just make someone do it the hard way. I’m glad he’s sticking by his decision that’s great and hilarious!

  2. Dread Raider | Aug 4, 2014 at 7:03 pm |

    Let that kid wipe out an entire ecosystem and cause property damage.
    I mean it is an iPhone after all.

  3. I don’t get why he didn’t use his diving gear at night, with a waterproof torch, instead of draining the pond. Seems it would have been quicker, easie4r and more likely to succeed.

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