Fisherman drops his iPhone into an icy lake only to get it back more than a YEAR later and find that it’s working just fine

A fisherman who dropped his iPhone into an icy lake has discovered that it has been found more than a year later – and is still working perfectly.

Michael Guntrum, from Knox, Pennsylvania, lost his iPhone 4 in Kyle Lake while out ice fishing with friends in March last year.

Remarkably, his phone was discovered after the lake in Falls Creek was drained earlier this year. 

Once cleaned up the phone was working fine

Michael Guntrum, from Knox, Pennsylvania, dropped his iPhone into an icy lake in March last year. The iPhone 4 (pictured left, covered in mud, and right, after being cleaned) has been found more than a year later and still works 

Daniel Kalgren, a mechanical engineer, said he was using a metal detector to hunt for treasure when he came across the iPhone.

He told Buzzfeed: ‘I took the phone home, cleaned it, and put it in rice – just out of curiosity to see if it would still work.

‘I was able to turn it on and use it to look up his number. He knows I have it now, and I’m going to mail it to him.’ 

Mr Guntrum said the phone had slipped off his lap and fallen down a hole in the ice while he was reeling in a fish from the water 

Mr Guntrum said the phone had slipped off his lap and fallen down a hole in the ice while he was reeling in a fish from the water 

He had taken to Facebook to announce the news of his lost phone in March last year

He had taken to Facebook to announce the news of his lost phone in March last year

Kyle Lake, which had been frozen at the time of his fishing trip, was drained in September

Kyle Lake, which had been frozen at the time of his fishing trip, was drained in September

Mr Guntrum said the phone had slipped off his lap and fallen down a hole in the ice while he was reeling in a fish from the water. 

He had taken to Facebook to announce the news of his lost phone in March last year.

He said: ‘Lost my phone today. so if you want me to have your # [number] send it to me. Long story short. ice fishing, + hole in ice = iphone at bottom of lake.’ 

Daniel Kalgren, a mechanical engineer, said he was using a metal detector to hunt for treasure when he came across the iPhone

Daniel Kalgren, a mechanical engineer, said he was using a metal detector to hunt for treasure when he came across the iPhone