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iPhone 8 Plus Returned To Singapore DJ After 4 Months Submerged In Snow

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.

UFM1003 DJ Lee Qing Hong and his iPhone 8 Plus. Image: Lee Qing Hong

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 email sent by Daniel Hibbins. Image: Lee Qing Hong Facebook page

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

Ian Ling
Ian is the resident Tech Monkey and Head of Content at VR Zone. His training in Economics and Political Science is at the basis of his love for journalism and storytelling. A photographer by passion, and an audiophile by obsession, Ian is captivated by all forms of tech that makes enthusiasts tick.

One thought on “iPhone 8 Plus Returned To Singapore DJ After 4 Months Submerged In Snow

  1. Loh

    he should be paid by apple

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