This past weekend was a cold one, but it was even colder when one local man took a polar dip in Victoria’s inner harbour to rescue his iPhone.
Roman Czarnomski was walking around the harbour in the wee hours on February 14th when he stopped to take a picture of the harbour freezing over near the Empress.
But the fun stopped after his phone slipped from his hand falling straight into the ice cold waters.
Here’s the photo he took before the slip:
Later that morning, Czarnomski stripped down and bucked up to dip into the freezing cold water to rescue his iPhone XS.
“I dropped my phone the night before. Then grabbed it the next day when the tide was low. It was refreshing,” Czarnomski told Victoria Buzz.
While it seems most phones barely survive the humidity from the shower these days, the new iPhone can survive dunking in up to 3m of water for up to 30 minutes.
While the phone may have been submerged for a little more than a few hours, Czarnomski said his phone appears to be working fine.
“I had a feeling it would work. […] I wasn’t really sure though until it buzzed in my pocket when the guy who took the videos sent them to me after I got out,” said Czarnomski.
Check out the video below to see the arctic dip that saved an iPhone.
Victoria man jumps into the freezing inner harbour to rescue his iPhone. 🥶 Wondering if it worked afterwards?
— Victoria Buzz (@victoriabuzzes) February 16, 2021