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Video: Phone fished out of river after a year, and it's still working fine

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Filed on July 9, 2020

The girl was fishing with her family when she reeled in a mobile phone dropped into the water

A six-year-old girl was fishing with her family in a Maryland river when she reeled in a mobile phone dropped into the water nearly a year ago and it still worked.

Reagan Votaw fished a cellphone boxed in a waterproof case from the Severn River and decided to take it home to see whether it was still working. Votaw's mother, Emily, said they kept the cell phone in rice in order to absorb any moisture and then plugged it in.

They were surprised to see the cellphone still functioned and belonged to an eighth grade student, Preston Shapiro, who had dropped in the river while kayaking nearly a year ago.

A video on UPI shows Votaw and Shapiro together as she handed over to him his long lost cell phone encased in the waterproof box. While Shapiro, rewarded her with $50 for finding his lost phone and bringing it back to him.



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