iPhone Lost in the Sand at Santa Monica Beach, CA...Found and Returned.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, don’t wait, time will work against you, please call as soon as possible. 310-953-5268

I received an email from Gibreel about his cell phone he had lost playing football the day before at the beach. The phone came out of his pocket when he dived for a pass, and was instantly gone. He and his friends searched for over an hour without any success. I wasn’t too hopeful about the recovery because this beach is cleaned often by the county beach cleaning machines, but from everything he explained to me, I thought it was worth a try. We agreed to meet there in the evening.

I arrived before Gibreel, and walked out on the beach. As I walked out I could see the smoothed out sections of sand that showed the machines had been through the area. When he arrived and came out, I showed the sections of sand to him, and explained the possibilities of a recovery. I figured I was there, so I would do the search none the less. As I started my grid Gibreel began looking around as well. He then came back to me to let me know that he recognized a can from the night before. At this point I realized that the machines had not gone through in the morning but the day before, which bolstered my hope of finding the phone. I was finding numerous coins bottlecaps and other pieces of metal, then about 45 minutes into the search, I received a real strong and large signal, and when I dug, his phone popped up. He was so happy to have it back being a college student, and not having the ability to just run out and buy another phone. I was happy to make his day!


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