A scuba-diving family have recovered an iPhone X in full working order after two days’ immersion in a Derbyshire lake.
Brad Beech, an employee at a new wakeboarding centre called Spring Lakes in Long Eaton, called on a scuba-diving family for help after dropping his £800 phone into its murky depths.
The finder on Saturday, 10 August, was Long Eaton resident Anthony Hanstock, 24, diving with his stepfather Warren Palmer and mother Michelle Palmer, both 44. Operating under the name Underwater Hunters, the family have been making a name for themselves by devoting their spare time to removing rubbish and recovering lost property in inland waters.
They work all over the UK from their Underwater Hunters-liveried van with the permission of land-owners or local authorities, promoting their free services through GoPro videos on YouTube.
The divers had planned a grid search, but Hanstock told Nottinghamshire Live that he “went off course a bit, and as I hit the bottom I reached out and touched the phone. I grabbed it and pressed the home button, and it turned on.
“The screen lit up and he had a missed call from his grand-dad. I screamed under water. It was amazing that it still worked after two days.”