It was not a good day for 16-year-old girl Ella Birchenough from Kent when, first her phone went down the drain, and then she did.
DOVER update: This is the teenage girl, who somehow became stuck in a storm drain in Eaves Road this evening. pic.twitter.com/EVsx1wPksA— Kent 999s (@Kent_999s) April 2, 2014
Describing the incident to KentOnline, she said, "I was talking to somebody and I went to put my phone in my pocket and it fell down the drain. I thought to myself, 'I'm not leaving this' and I jumped down to get it. I wasn't really even stuck, I just needed somebody to help lift me out but my mum got all panicky.”
Later, firefighters managed to pull her out of the drain unharmed but, in case you were wondering, the phone didn’t make it.
As soon as the news broke out, Twitter went abuzz with people posting their reactions to the story.
Rivervale Leasing had a word of caution against the “women emerging from drains” epidemic:
Look out on the roads when driving today for any women emerging from drains ! http://t.co/xNVmxQcX3C— Rivervale Leasing (@RivervaleCHL) April 4, 2014
Abigail took a step back to observe and reached the following conclusion:
this girl dropped her phone down the drain. she tried to go get it but got wedged in the hole. ladies and gentlemen, our generation.— abigail ♡ (@grandegoodness) April 4, 2014
Megan had an uplifting message for all of us:
If you ever feel sad just remember a girl got stuck in a drain trying to get her phone— megan (@hellotherevamps) April 4, 2014
Asha Christie-Davies managed to get to the bottom of the mystery:
The girl who got stuck down the drain trying to get her phone must have been on some serious chirpse— Asha Christie-Davies (@ashadaviesx) April 4, 2014
Sarah Devine, however, had a scientific inquiry:
The question I have about the girl who got stuck in the drain is, why did she go in feet first to find her phone?— Sarah Devine (@SarahDevine_) April 4, 2014
According to a research, half of mobile phone users always have their device within an arm’s length. From girls jumping in drains to aggravatingly long iPhone queues, the cell phone mania has conquered the world.