A woman lost her iPhone during a river float trip in 2018 which has now been found a year later.
Watch the man who found the lost iPhone a year later
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39-year-old Erica Bennett, from Charleston, South Carolina, lost her iPhone after it fell into a river in South Carolina, US. She was devastated as her phone had her father William Sikes’ last text messages who died from Leukemia.
The phone had her father’s last birthday message for Erica that read: ‘Happy Birthday baby!! I hope you are having a great one!!”
Erica said: “That was one of the things that hit me hard.I thought I would never be able to read those words again. All I remember is thinking of all the photos and texts I had just lost in the bottom of that river.
Memories I thought I would never get back.”
Her husband Jason Bennett, who is a videographer and photographer, dived into the water to find the phone but couldn’t find it.
A year later, she received a call from a stranger named Michael Bennett and he told her he had found her phone while he was scuba diving.
Surprisingly, the phone was still in working condition.
Michael, who found the phone on an Edisto River bed, in Ridgeville, South Carolina, said: “I have found hundreds of phones on my dives, but most of them do not turn on. I figured it would never work.”
Michael eventually found Erica’s number and decided to call her to return the phone.
Erica said: “I thought it was a spam call at first. It was unbelievable. I felt like I was getting punk’d.”
Michael returned the long-lost iPhone to Erica and she was finally able to read her father’s last text messages.
She said: “There were big waves of emotions. I felt really happy and relieved. I have those memories back now. It’s just a phone. But then again, it’s not.”
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