On July 3rd, while metal detecting on Misquamicut Beach, I discovered an iPhone 7 buried in the sand. Once the iPhone was charged, it gave a phone number to call if the phone was found. Its owner had used a special application, which allowed him to put a message on his iPhone when it was lost. I called the number and connected with Anthony, the owner, who was very glad to hear from me. Anthony had lost the phone two days earlier. After searching the beach, he didn’t expect to get it back. He was in Boston when I called, and it was late evening, but he was happy to drive to Rhode Island to claim his phone.
On April 14th, I had received a request from a Wake Forrest student to help find a sentimental item that he had lost on the beach. While I was out there searching I found an iPhone that was buried a few inches in the sand. I didn’t think much about it at the time and put it in my pocket and continued the task at hand.
After I got home I checked the phone and was surprised that it powered up with 5% power left, I stuck my charger on it for the night and the next morning had 100% power – good start to a great day!! I was able to access the phone without having to put a security code in so I checked out the phone contacts and found “Mom”. I had to use my phone to call mom because the found cell phone had been deactivated. After I introduced myself and told her where I was calling from she immediately said “you found the phone”. Come to find out her son, Jake, also attends Wake Forrest and was enjoying a little school vacation in North Myrtle Beach. Mom introduced herself as Laura and after getting her mailing address I got the cell phone wrapped up and in the mail. I texted her yesterday and found out the phone had shown up and all was good.
You can tell by Jake’s smile he’s happy to have it back.
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