Woman drops her iPhone 2,500 feet out of a plane – it still works!

“One minute Jeannine Buck was taking pictures of Stanley Park [British Columbia, Canada] out the window of the plane,” Kelvin Gawley reports for Abbotsford News. “A moment later, the phone was tumbling towards the forest floor, hitting tree branches on its way down. ‘My first thought was: ‘What? Did that really just happen?””

“Buck got to the park a few hours later and was able to track the phone to a general area, using the ‘Find My iPhone’ app on a friend’s phone,” Gawley reports. “They called her phone and were able to track it down by following the sound of her ringtone – Otis Redding whistling his hit song ‘Sitting on the Dock of the Bay.’ ‘I had just changed the ringtone [that] morning from Stayin’ Alive. I’ve since changed in back in honour of the phone’s will to live,’ she said.”

Gawley reports, “The phone had only minor damage and still works fine. [Buck says, ‘It was an absolute miracle.'”

Read more in the full article here.

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  1. I was recently riding my bike in Stanley Park about a week and a half ago.

    I am more impressed they found the phone over it surviving. Good job both ways.

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