A lady whose telephone was misplaced at sea is left shocked after it washed away and greater than a yr later a stranger helped her discover it utilizing his bank card.
Claire Attfield, 39, dropped her Apple iPhone 8+ whereas paddleboarding off the coast of her hometown of Havant, Hampshire.
She fell off her board on August 4, 2021 – and the telephone sank beneath the waves, possible by no means to be seen once more.
It was saved in a water-resistant telephone bag – and now extremely Claire has recovered it.
The telephone washed up on Eastney seaside utterly broken 460 days afterward 7 November this yr – and was discovered by a neighborhood canine walker.
He is managed to trace down Claire and now has her cellular and valuable photographs.
Investigators discovered her utilizing previous credit score and financial institution playing cards that have been within the case – alongside along with her mom’s contact particulars on a medical card.
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Claire, who has since bought a brand new telephone, mentioned: ‘It is loopy that it nonetheless works, nevertheless it works completely.
‘It did not actually even journey that far, oddly sufficient.
‘I began paddleboarding in April 2021, I used to exit earlier than work, so I all the time had my telephone round my neck.
‘I used to be paddling far out to sea however I fell off my board.
‘I turned again and saved going – however then I noticed I would misplaced my telephone.
‘It was fairly far out to sea, nevertheless it was inside a kind of telephone safety instances that got here with my paddleboard, so it will need to have sunk in and stayed there.
‘It was nonetheless in that situation when a person discovered it a yr after it washed up on the seaside, he discovered it when he was out strolling his canine.
‘I truly even put my financial institution card and medical card contained in the case so he was capable of observe me down and return it after calling a quantity for my mum on the cardboard.
‘The gentleman who discovered it and I have been each in shock that it was nonetheless working. I by no means anticipated to see it once more.
‘I am unable to imagine it nonetheless works. The again of the telephone is totally shattered, so you’ll have thought that water would have gotten in. It is insane that he managed to search out it.
‘Each me and the gentleman who discovered it have been in full shock.
‘I am shocked it did not do extra harm, particularly with how tough the ocean could be, it is loopy.
‘I by no means thought I would see it once more, or for it to work.’
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