iPhone is lost in ocean by paddleboarder - but miraculously scuba diver finds it the next day

iPhone is lost in ocean by paddleboarder - but miraculously scuba diver finds it the next day

By Jill Dando News

It’s a sinking feeling to lose your iphone at any time. But when Laura Hernandez dropped hers into the ocean while paddleboarding, she feared the worse.

But miraculously her phone was found the next day by a scuba diver.

An Iphone (picture from Pexels.com)

Laura of New York, America was paddleboarding off a beach in Rockport, Massachusetts when she dropped her phone, as reported by The Boston Globe

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When Hernandez looked into the water, she could see her pink waterproof pouch — which was holding her phone — as it sunk to the bottom of the ocean, the Globe and the Associated Press pointed out.

She went back to the beach the next day and approached the instructor of a scuba diving class — explaining what had happened the day before.

The instructor, Larry Bettencourt, reportedly didn’t seem optimistic about the situation — but told his scuba students to keep an eye out for a pink pouch.

Incredibly, one of the students, Vanessa Kahn of Peabody, Mass., soon spotted the pink pouch, the AP reported.

This was Kahn’s first time doing open-water dives in the ocean — and the water was reportedly about 25 feet deep.

"The bright pink waterproof case stuck out like a sore thumb … It was like almost neatly placed into a bed of green seaweed," she said to the Globe.

Hernandez gave Kahn a $300 reward after she was reunited with her iPhone.

Scuba diving, the act of underwater diving while using breathing equipment separate from surface air, is growing in popularity.

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There were 2.72 million scuba diving participants in the U.S. in 2019 alone, according to the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI).

The activity has become a popular feature at hotels and resorts around the world as well.

Around 20% of European tourists are certified divers and travel to dive spots around the world, according to the PADI.

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