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A British Airways employee finds that her iPhone 8 works for TWO MONTHS after dropping it in the Thames

British Airways’ 29-year-old employee finds her £ 480 iPhone 8 for TWO MONTHS after dropping it in the Thames

  • Thayse Bussolo-Vieira was feeding swans when the iPhone 8 fell out of his pocket
  • The 29-year-old British Airways employee returned to the same area with his fiancé two months later
  • They found £ 480 phone ‘sitting on the bottom’ of the river and fished it out with a strainer
  • After drying and charging it in rice, they found that the iPhone was still working

A British Airways employee was shocked to discover that her £ 480 iPhone 8 was still working – two months after slipping out of her pocket into the River Thames.

29-year-old Thayse Bussolo-Vieira took a trip to the river in Staines, Surrey in early February to feed the swans when the phone fell out of her jacket and fell into the water.

She returned to the same area last Wednesday with her fiancé James Tongue, 27, and found the cell phone at the bottom of the river.

Thayse Bussolo-Vieira, 29, with her fiancé James Tongue, 27. The pair returned to the Staines, Surrey area last week and saw the iPhone 8 lying on the river bed

Thayse Bussolo-Vieira, 29, with her fiancé James Tongue, 27. The pair returned to the Staines, Surrey area last week and saw the iPhone 8 lying on the river bed

British Airways employee with her fiancé, Mr. Tongue. The couple fished out the £ 480 phone with a broom and strainer before charging and drying in a bowl of rice

British Airways employee with her fiancé, Mr. Tongue. The couple fished out the £ 480 phone with a broom and strainer before charging and drying in a bowl of rice

British Airways employee with her fiancé, Mr. Tongue. The couple fished out the £ 480 phone with a broom and strainer before charging and drying in a bowl of rice

They fished out the device, which contains over 2,000 photos, with a broom with a strainer on the end.

The pair were amazed to find that the iPhone still worked after charging and drying in a bowl of rice.

According to The sunMrs. Bussolo-Vieira said, “It turned on. I was like “yes, it works”. I could not believe it.

“I was so happy to get my photos back. I thought they were gone forever. ‘

The iPhone 8, which contains over 2,000 photos, still worked after slipping out of the 29-year-old's pocket in the Thames (Photo: iPhone 8 Plus File Photo)

The iPhone 8, which contains over 2,000 photos, still worked after slipping out of the 29-year-old's pocket in the Thames (Photo: iPhone 8 Plus File Photo)

The iPhone 8, which contains over 2,000 photos, still worked after slipping out of the 29-year-old’s pocket in the Thames (Photo: iPhone 8 Plus File Photo)

The British Airways administrator said she saw the iPhone sitting on the bottom of the river “like a rock” because the water was so clear, compared to when she dropped it two months earlier.

Initially, she considered getting the cell phone, but decided not to because the river was “high and strong.”

She added, “Of course we didn’t expect it to work.”

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