July 11, 2018
Out early this morning for a little Water Walking and in waist deep water I saw what looked like an Apple Orchard making my metal detector scream in my ears “Dig Me” and so I did. To my surprise there was a cell phone with two “Apples. on the outside of a LifeProof case and a dog looking out of the screen on the other side. While looking at the dog I could here her saying “Thanks for saving me from that watery grave. I want to go home now!” Come to find out the dog’s name was Debbie.
Well being that I know almost nothing about these new cell phone, I asked Jim (my detecting buddy) and he Googled how to return a found cell phone. Nothing seemed to work. As customary Jim and I stopped for our usual cup of coffee and pastry after a morning of detecting the local beaches. Upon returning to the car the cell phone had a display of Papa Called. Jim with his magic fingers got to a screen of the Locked phone that let him Call Back – Popa without having to have the password to unlock the phone.
Within the hour Popa and Nana were standing in my yard relating stories. It was James’, their grandson’s, cell phone. He had lost it the day before. And as the phone was under water all calls to the phone went directly to voice mail. The calls made last night went unanswered. The phone was returned with a bit of a charge left and a small amount of water removed from the LifeProof case.
Popa, Nana, Jim and I are all very glad we had a chance to meet and make James’ loss just a story to be passed along, thanks to a TheRingFinders member, even without contact for help.