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Retrieving cell phone (diver needed) #14032341 06/15/21 02:49 AM
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Anybody know of a diver who could dive down and find my phone. I know its trash but I need the sim card. I thought everything was backed up on cloud but it wasnt. Ive tried twice to walk around where it fell in and feel it with my feet but with no luck. Its in about 5 ft of water on tawakoni. I'm thinking a diver with a metal detector could find it. My mom passed in 2017 and I had pictures of her and text that I would still read. Pics of my daughter and pics of all my fish. Plus tons of contacts. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Retrieving cell phone (diver needed) [Re: slotfish70] #14032656 06/15/21 02:52 PM
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Have you considered dragging a magnet?


Re: Retrieving cell phone (diver needed) [Re: slotfish70] #14033000 06/15/21 07:45 PM
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5 ft ? all you needed is a mask and snorkel


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Re: Retrieving cell phone (diver needed) [Re: slotfish70] #14033078 06/15/21 09:00 PM
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5ft? I would have thought that you could find it pretty quickly if you jumped in shortly afterwards.
But with time, no telling where that phone has been pushed to.


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Re: Retrieving cell phone (diver needed) [Re: slotfish70] #14033124 06/15/21 09:55 PM
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Re: Retrieving cell phone (diver needed) [Re: slotfish70] #14033136 06/15/21 10:09 PM
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You might be able to buy your own metal detector cheaper than you could hire a diver.

Re: Retrieving cell phone (diver needed) [Re: slotfish70] #14033243 06/16/21 12:01 AM
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I tried the goggles. Can't see , water way to dirty.. I should of jump in after it but was in a tournament and the reason it fell in was I got call i had sat it on the butt seat with speaker on and partner set the hook on a fish and I went for the net and it went in when I bumped the seat. I was told a magnet wouldn't get it because there isn't enough metal in it. The bottom is sludge. My feet were sinking like 6 inches in some places. Its probably a lost cause but I'm still going to try somehow even if I have to wait for tawakoni to dry up.

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Re: Retrieving cell phone (diver needed) [Re: slotfish70] #14033386 06/16/21 02:17 AM
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Sorry to hear about your mishap. I would gladly help you search for it but I'm quite a ways south of you. But I would think you could do your own search with goggles and a long snorkel.

The phone was turned on and charged when it went in the drink correct? Phones these days are water resistant. If you had the location services turned on you could geolocate it. That would narrow your search area considerably.

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Bout 10 years ago while duck hunting from a boat I accidentally kicked the butt of my shotgun.Of course it went to the bottom,12' of murky cold [censored] water,did I mention this was in January.I stripped off,while my so called hunting buddies made cat calls,and went for a dip.Took me 3 dives but I recovered that shotgun........still have it in my collection today.Well that was one long cold ride back to the ramp but being an old salty dog sailor I just kept telling myself what I did in my younger Navy days...........if you ain't wet and cold you ain't doing it right.


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Re: Retrieving cell phone (diver needed) [Re: slotfish70] #14034072 06/16/21 06:09 PM
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I rented a metal detector many years ago to find my wedding band lost in very muddy water, but it was only about three feet deep. The sound of the alarm for the metal detector was different for different metals and different sizes of objects, so I used another ring of similar size to get an idea of what the tone would sound like. Since it wasn't possible to Mark the area where the ring was dropped exactly at the it was lost, I had to sweep a fairly wide area with the metal detector. My son would scoop up sections of mud wherever a promising tone detected metal. It helps if you have a small hole porous container or screen material to let most of the water drain out from the piles of mud that are gathered. We found the ring after about five tries, after sorting out a few metal zip tabs from cans which gave us false alarm tones. Hope this helps, if you are doing it yourself.

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Know anybody that bowfishes? A lot of times areas like that are clear in the middle of the night when the lake traffic dies down. Might be able to see it under the lights....
We find all kinds of stuff like that at night time.

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If there's dive club in your area, they might be willing to help.

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Maybe try dragging a good sized dip net in a grid pattern. Mud should wash through, phone should hang. Use markers to lay out grid, pvc,jugs, rope


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