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Skier uses metal detector to find iPhone lost in snow

Skier Uses Metal Detector to Find iPhone Lost in Snow
Chris Wong says he lost his iPhone while skiing in Vermont, so he searched the slopes for it the next day but had no luck. "Good Morning America" reports Wong later returned to the slopes with a metal detector and found his iPhone - and it still worked. (He says he used the good ol' bag of rice trick to get his wet phone all dried out.)



In the description for his YouTube video of the search, Wong wrote that everyone told him his plan was 'crazy,' so he made sure everything was caught on his GoPro camera.

Some wonder if GoPro staged the video to promote its cameras.

Whether it was a hoax or just a great find, Wong's story has people talking. A radio personality on KCOL-FM wondered: 'Does this mean we're going to have a bunch of people getting run over by skiiers and boarders trying to find lost treasures? '

Ya know? It might be a risk people are willing to take!

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jvllfl March 03 2014 at 9:07 PM

texting while skiing---Hmmmmm

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skiertennis jvllfl March 03 2014 at 10:18 PM

Like the Kennefys playing football on the slope...

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Fran March 03 2014 at 8:45 AM

i had a RCA sport mp3 player i dropped in the snow while i was going up a ski lift at the begining of ski season i worked at the resort so i rode the lift almost daily and would watch for it everyday i was on the lift when spring came i finally saw it on top of the snow i went a retrieved it and plugged my head phones in and it still worked after 6 months under the snow. i really couldnt believe it because i alwys heard RCA was junk but it did still work.

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deepaez65 March 03 2014 at 12:49 PM

GoPro is behind all of these stories of amazing stories caught on video. And the rice trick hardly works. BS meter is on high.

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gry1313 deepaez65 March 03 2014 at 3:14 PM

The bag/bowl of rice does work. I've used it and I know a number of people have used it successfully. I think you should remove the battery first.

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Bill March 03 2014 at 12:44 PM

Poo pah! In the snow didn't get wet so okay. Weak story.

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sulandherb March 03 2014 at 6:48 PM

slow news day

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Mark March 03 2014 at 9:23 AM

I rented a metal detector when I lost my keys in the snow. It worked great. It was a lot cheaper than replacing my keys.

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scrupie Mark March 03 2014 at 10:25 AM

Thank God someone else did and Obama didn't say it

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Chris March 03 2014 at 9:25 AM

What a bunch of crap. After a week & the phone was just barley below the surface. Come on this is just another fabrication.

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scrupie Chris March 03 2014 at 10:26 AM

You also beleived Obama, Metal detectors work better than our president

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Fred March 03 2014 at 2:58 PM

Hey, AOL, why not eliminate any post that has an address imbedded in it? Then we wouldn't have to read all these "get rich quick schemes." I'm tired of reporting them. You can do better than this.

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dj446688 Fred March 03 2014 at 4:45 PM

Because they are plants by AOL. After a few minutes if you try to give them a thumbs down you receive a message that you are unable to vote due to "technical difficulties."

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hhf34 March 03 2014 at 10:35 AM

If someone really wants to have fun while metal detecting - ski hills are the way to go! When I worked for a ski hill, the owner used to have staff go out at the end of the season with the metal detector - they got to keep what they found unless it was in a wallet or vehicle keys - you WOULD NOT believe how many/much stuff they'd find!!!

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