Phone Lost In Oklahoma Returned 8 Months Later From Japan
AP | By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS
Posted: 07/08/2014 1:21 pm EDT Updated: 07/08/2014 8:59 pm EDT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma farmer Kevin Whitney thought his iPhone was lost for good when it fell into a grain elevator last year. Eight months later, his phone was returned unscathed after a trip to Japan.
Whitney, the manager of the Apache Farmers Co-Op in Chickasha, Oklahoma, lost his phone in October after it slipped out of his shirt pocket as he was unloading grain from a truck into a silo holding roughly 290,000 bushels of grain.
"I knew it was lost forever and there was no retrieving the thing," said Whitney, 53.
Whitney went out and bought a replacement phone the next day. But the loss of the phone was tough: Pictures of family photos from his daughter's wedding and vacation were stored on there.
What Whitney didn't know was that his phone was just beginning its journey.