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Man gets back lost iPhone that took a trip up Taiwan's coast

2019/01/18 22:01:57

Photo courtesy of Taoyuan Police Department Dayuan Precinct

Taipei, Jan. 18 (CNA) A Kaohsiung resident has gotten back an iPhone 7 that was lost in southern Taiwan two months ago but was recently found in coastal wetlands in Taoyuan in the north.

Lin Yi-min (林藝閔), head of the Dayuan police sub-station in Taoyuan, said the station received an iPhone 7 from a person who said he accidentally picked it up in a wetland in the northern Taiwan city on Jan. 12.

After removing it from a waterproof bag, police officers charged the cellphone and tried to make it work, hoping to find traces of its owner, Lin said.

As no password was set for the device, Taoyuan police were able to locate its owner through the information recorded on its sim card with the help of the telecom company.

The owner, a man surnamed Sun (孫) who lives in Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan, said the iPhone 7 fell into sea when he was in the water in Kenting last November.

"I did not expect to recover my iPhone since I had no idea where it had gone," said Sun, who got his iPhone back after a Taoyuan police officer brought it to him during a visit to Kaohsiung.

(By Chiu Chun-chin and Flor Wang)