Michael Guntrum lost his iPhone on the lake in March 2015 when he was on a fishing trip, and he wasn’t thinking about getting back his iPhone ever.
The lake where Guntrum was fishing ended up being drained, however, which inspired mechanical engineer Daniel Kalgram to go treasure hunting on the empty lake bottom. His metal detector then pointed out something hidden under six inches of mud, which turned out to be a lost phone.
After putting it in rice and charging it for two days, it miraculously turned on. It didn’t take long for Kalgram to find the owner’s contact information on the device.
He quickly got a hold of Guntram, who was obviously shocked to find out his phone was found, and arranged to send the phone over to him.
It’s mostly a mystery how the device survived, and I definitely don’t recommend dropping any random phone in an icy lake, but it’s always great to see products performing better than advertised. World is beautiful again!