Woman Fell Into Drain, But Was More Concerned About Her Phone


A walk can leave you drained.

Nobody knows it better than 16-year-old Ella Birchenough, who found herself stuck in a storm drain in Dover, England while trying to fetch her cell phone. She got herself so stuck that firefighters had to respond and lift her out.

Tim Richards, 22, was driving home when he saw Birchenough up to her waist on the drain on Wednesday, The Telegraph reports.

“It’s not the type of thing you see every day,” Richards said. “It was pretty weird. She was more concerned about getting her phone back rather than getting herself out of the drain.”

Birchenough said she dropped her iPhone into the drain while talking to someone. She tried to pull herself out, “but it wasn’t happening,” she told Metro. Her mom, who was nearby at the time, panicked and called emergency responders, but Birchenough said they both found the humor in the situation.

It wasn’t long before pictures of a giggling Birchenough made the rounds on social media.

Firefighters helped her emerge from the drain unscathed, but her cell phone didn’t make it. Her friends told the National Post that it’s “ruined.”


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