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Woman found her brand new iPhone 8 two months after dropping it into the Thames – and it still worked – The Sun


A WOMAN found her phone two months after dropping it into a river — and it still worked.

Thayse Bussolo-Vieira, 29, was feeding the swans when her brand new iPhone fell out of her pocket and into the swollen Thames in early February.

 Thayse Bussolo-Vieira, with fiancé James Tongue, found her brand new iPhone 8 that she dropped in the Thames two months earlier and was amazed it still worked

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Thayse Bussolo-Vieira, with fiancé James Tongue, found her brand new iPhone 8 that she dropped in the Thames two months earlier and was amazed it still worked
 The phone contained thousands of photos she had not backed up and was so pleased to find them after believing those pictures were gone for ever

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The phone contained thousands of photos she had not backed up and was so pleased to find them after believing those pictures were gone for ever

She considered jumping in to rescue the £480 device as it contained thousands of treasured photos she had not backed up, but decided against it as the water was too dangerous.

Thayse, a British Airways administrator, and fiancé James Tongue, 27, returned to the same spot in Staines, Surrey, last week and spotted the iPhone 8 on the riverbed.

They managed to retrieve it using a broom with a kitchen sieve stuck on the end.

The couple dried out the handset in a bowl of rice and — after a charge — were stunned that it still worked.

 Thayse, 29, was feeding the swans when her new iPhone fell out of her pocket in early February

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Thayse, 29, was feeding the swans when her new iPhone fell out of her pocket in early February
 The couple managed to fish out the phone and were stunned that it still worked after putting it in a bowl of rice

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The couple managed to fish out the phone and were stunned that it still worked after putting it in a bowl of rice

Thayse said: “It turned on. I was like ‘yay, it’s working’. I could not believe it.”

“I was so pleased I got my photos back. I thought they were gone for ever.”

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Talking about how she lost the phone, she said: “The river was high and strong and my handset just fell out. It had almost 20,000 photos.”

“It made me really depressed. I thought I would have lost them.”

 When the river calmed down, the couple spotted the phone and it was in the same place 'sitting at the bottom like a rock'

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When the river calmed down, the couple spotted the phone and it was in the same place ‘sitting at the bottom like a rock’

“Last Wednesday we went for a walk and James said, ‘Show me where you dropped it’.

“We looked in the river and it was there. It was unbelievable.”

James, a Waitrose delivery driver, added: “As the river was calm we could see the iPhone clearly.

“It was in the same place, just sitting at the bottom like a rock.”

 James retrieved the phone using a broom with a kitchen sieve stuck on the end

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James retrieved the phone using a broom with a kitchen sieve stuck on the end
 Thayse said it was absolutely 'crazy to have found it after almost two months in the Thames'

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Thayse said it was absolutely ‘crazy to have found it after almost two months in the Thames’
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“Thayse held the net while I got a stick and pushed the phone in.”

“Then I fished it out. We had to work as a team.”

Thayse, due to wed James in her native Brazil in September, said: “It was crazy to have found it after almost two months in the Thames. We were screaming.

“But of course we didn’t expect it to work.”

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