Vancouver resident Fateme Godsey dropped her iPhone 11 into the water while boating at a water park in early September 2020. Six months later, she no longer hoped that her phone would return to her, so she was skeptical about the message that someone found his.
Spouses Clayton and Heather Helkenbergs have been diving and snorkeling for years. During the pandemic, they had more free time, so they started looking for lost things at the bottom of the lake. Clayton has a special channel on YouTube, where he talks about his findings, which include about a hundred pairs of glasses, 26 phones and two GoPro cameras. As the couple were cleaning the bottom of Lake Harrison near the water park, they discovered Godsey’s lost iPhone.
Usually found phones are placed in a container with silica gel, but this time the smartphone turned on without this procedure. The divers pulled out the SIM card and inserted it into another phone to contact Godsey.
The girl at first thought that her friends were playing a trick, but soon became convinced of the authenticity of the sender and went to the city of Chilliwack for her iPhone 11. Just before the incident, Fateme managed to take a selfie, but lost her balance and dropped the phone. The employees of the water park then convinced her that it was impossible to find the phone.
Godsey was very upset about the loss of her smartphone, as well as photos and other personal information that she did not have time to save in the cloud. She had to go back to Vancouver and buy a new phone. Therefore, it came as a complete shock to her when she was informed that her iPhone would be returned.
It is noted that only the microphone and speakers were damaged in the smartphone, but otherwise it was fully functional. At the same time, the battery charge remained at 96%. Previously similar case happened with a family from Montana. But then the iPhone 11 lay at the bottom of the lake for only 2 months, not six months: