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Boy drops phone on fishing trip, drains entire pond to find it

How far would you go for your phone?

WE’RE ALL PRETTY attached to our mobile phones. But we THINK we know when to say goodbye – unlike this German boy.

The 16-year-old was out fishing with friends when he accidentally dropped his iPhone over the side of his boat.

Instead of accepting it as bad luck like a normal person, he immediately hatched a plan to retrieve it.

The boy appealed to the angling club to let him use their diving suit to search for his phone, but they refused. So later that night, he returned with a powerful pump and two hoses.

He told his local newspaper Neue Osnabruecker Zeitung:

I thought two pumps would drain enough of the water from the pond so I could find my cellphone. I knew the phone was probably dead but I wanted to get the data card back with the numbers, pictures and videos of my friends.

According to the Metro he decided to direct the water into the club’s toilet, not knowing it wasn’t connected to a sewage system, but a small tank. Uh oh.

The water quickly overflowed into the angling club car park – the bizarre scheme was discovered when the club’s owner arrived and called the police.

The boy has been ordered to pay for the clean-up and the damage to the toilet. Worst of all, he never found his phone.

However he doesn’t seem to regret his actions, saying: “It nearly worked.”

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