The man was clicking photos of the Empress Hotel near Victoria’s Inner Harbor on Valentine’s Day, when he accidentally dropped his iPhone in the water. He did not immediately jump in the water to save his phone, instead, if he went to the same spot, where he had dropped his phone and saw his iPhone XS in the water. After testing the water temperature with his foot, he braved the cold and jumped. Within a minute he resurfaced with his iPhone XS and swam back to shore, as per a report by the Victoria Buzz.
Victoria man jumps into the freezing inner harbour to rescue his iPhone. 🥶 Wondering if it worked afterwards? We… https://t.co/rFbGGu44kU
— Victoria Buzz (@victoriabuzzes) 1613503933000
The man said that his iPhone was still working despite being submerged inside water for hours. “I had a feeling it would work. “I wasn’t really sure though until it buzzed in my pocket when the guy who took the videos sent them to me after I got out,” the man was quoted in the report.
Apple iPhones are known to survive under water in extreme conditions. Two years back, a scuba diver recovered an iPhone 7 in sea after two days in perfect working condition. Cerys Hearsey, a scuba diver from the UK, found a source of light at the time of exploring the undersea area near Durdle Door, Dorset, England. She then moved closer to the light to find out what it was and to her surprise it was an iPhone 7 which lit up as it received a text message. Despite being submerged for 48 hours the device was fully functional with 84% battery level and was also receiving signals.