Girl gets stuck in a storm drain trying to rescue fallen BlackBerry

Girl gets stuck in a storm drain trying to rescue fallen BlackBerry
What lengths would you go to rescue your beloved smartphone? In the United Kingdom, 16-year-old Ella Birchenough of Dover, Kent, was willing to jump into a storm drain to rescue hers.

Ella was walking down the street talking with a friend while handling her phone.  When she tried to put her phone in her pocket. She missed her pocket, dropped her phone, and it skipped into the storm drain at the side of the road.

“I thought to myself, ‘I’m not leaving this,’” she told reporters. She then proceeded to climb down into the drain feet first in an effort to retrieve the phone with her feet. Her attempt to secure the BlackBerry failed, but then she had a new problem, she could not lift herself out of the drain.

Ella had a good sense of humor over the whole thing, “I wasn’t really even stuck, I just need somebody to help lift me out but my mum got all panicky.” Taxi operator, Joanne (we presume Ella’s mother), was initially really worried, “I was in a panic…I ran out of the house, turned the corner – but as soon as I saw her I burst out laughing.”

Kent Fire and Rescue were able to lift Ella safely out of the drain and she was not hurt in the ordeal, but sadly, her BlackBerry did not survive. It was recovered, broken. The good news is that the local morning TV program gave Ella a brand new replacement the next day, an iPhone. As for Ella herself, her mom summed it up nicely, “She is never going to live this down now. We will be bringing it out at her 18th birthday and her wedding.”

sources: and @Kent_999s (Twitter and photo credits)



72. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

All the trouble for blackberry? Not worthed, she should just let it go and buy a brand new non-blackberry phone.


Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

o_O O_o

68. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Hope she sells the iPhail and gets a decent phone.

67. f1r3z0r

Posts: 92; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

What you could expect from blond girl+fat+immature+blackberry???

70. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

The fat comment is a bit harsh, but the blond comment was spot on. That being said, she didn't drop a Blackberry, it was actually an iPhone. I guess we now know who's still buying Apple products.

66. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, I read that the initial reports of it being a Black Berry were false, that it was in fact an iPhone. Doesn't matter though, the story was awesome!

65. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

fap fap fap

61. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's a trip

57. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

Is this what I have to go to replace my BlackBerry (work phone) with an iPhone? :-)

54. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

No one here is even bothered about the phone that drowned. Everyone id only interested in the girl and her body parts. This site just became P**nArena. xD

55. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Everyone is*

53. bogdancirstea

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

OH MY GOD! Is that how 16 year olds look like now? Damn, such an old looking girl!

47. marlboro

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

no Ella Birchenough on FB, busted! scripted I should say though! HAHA

43. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Seriously. What an idiot.....

46. DillWeed

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

Wait, you wouldn't try to save your phone? Would you have simply walked away? I sure as hell wouldn't leave my note 3, even if it was in a lion den.

48. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I would never put myself into an embarrassing situation like that just to know that I'm not able to reach my phone...

50. utg001 unregistered

I think it was not one of the best solution she chose, she could barely even fit in there. Another reason to hate gravity :p

38. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Problems with big you-know-what. I bet she'll do it more often with the iPhone since it's thinner

35. CellieCell

Posts: 156; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

I'm sorry but she really does not look 16....

33. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Lol, fattie...

41. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Don't hate. I like them thick. If she was 21 she can get stuck in my man hole cover any day.

56. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014


31. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2365; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Lol dumb broad

30. Totse2k15

Posts: 479; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

BlackBerry? Not worth it. She got a new iPhone as a replaced (on the photo). Yes, she don't look 16.

29. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Man dont tell me she isnt even 18. She looks 30+.

45. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Girls are all like that, they look old but there young. No wonder women hate and kick off whenever you ask them how old they are. True she looks 25+

69. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Unfortunately carrying that much extra weight can age someone. When I was in grade school we had a girl that looked almost twice her age because of her unfortunate obesity. Thankfully she was able to overcome it and looks fine now.

21. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

More proof of the intelligent level of iUsers.

32. eggimage

Posts: 83; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

it's a blackberry. Clearly your intelligence level isn't as high as you hoped.

17. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

So which source to beleve that it was BlackBerry or @Kent_999s Twitter that it was iPhone (Photos with titles)??? Also would be interesting to hear why Maxwell R. chosed iPhone version not BlackBerry??? :D

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