It’s not the first time we’ve heard stories of how robust iPhones can be – a quick search and you’ll find stories likethis, this and this. However, Singaporean DJ Lee Hong Qing, who presents for UFM1003, found this out first-hand while skiing on the snowy slopes of Niseko, Hokkaido.
The 29-year-old Lee told Shin Min Daily News that he had lost the device while on his first outdoor skiing experience earlier this year. Excited, he had brought his iPhone 8 Plus to document the beautiful surroundings. Lee had kept his iPhone in his front coat pocket, easily accessed for taking photos.
Within minutes, Lee realised that his phone was missing as he had forgotten to zip up to pocket. Accompanied by his friends, they retraced their steps scanning for the phone but to no avail – everything was blanketed in a metre of snow. Lee proceeded to obtain a new mobile phone.
However, on Mother’s Day (May 12), the DJ received a surprise email from Australian Daniel Hibbins. Daniel shared that he had discovered the phone, submerged in water at the Niseko ski resort just a day before.
The snow had melted, and the Australian retrieved the phone. After charging it, he found that the phone was functional and had Lee’s personal details.
“It really is a Mother’s Day miracle!” Lee remarks as he praises Hibbins for his kindness.
First reported on Shin Min Daily News zaobao.com.sg