Lost cell phone takes trip around the world, returns to owner

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by WHAS editors

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Posted on July 4, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - An Oklahoma man who lost his cell phone last Fall now has it back in his hands after it literally traveled halfway around the world.

Kevin Whitney lost his phone in Cctober of last year. While he was working, he dropped it  into a bin full of 280,000 pounds of grain.

His iPhone took quite a journey.

From Chickasha, Okla., it was driven by truck to another grain facility in Inola, Okla. Then it traveled along the Arkansas River. From there, it sailed down the Mississippi River by barge to Convent, La.

From there, the iPhone made its way to Kashima, Japan by ship. 

It was mixed in with 2 million bushels of grain sorghum.

But then just days ago, Whitney got a call. A worker at a grain mill in Japan mailed the phone back to Louisiana.

Whitney and his family want to thank the workers who cared enough to get the phone back to them.


 

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