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October 19, 2017 Headline News No Comments Email Email

A screaming woman’s anguish at accidentally dropping her mobile phone overboard during a cruise led her to try to jump off a cruise ship after it. As a dramatic video shows, the action of quick-thinking cruise ship staff was all that stopped her doing that.

The distressed woman can be seen weeping and demanding to be allowed to jump in the lake.

The drama took place during a cruise on Lake Erhai in China, which is about seven metres deep, according to a report in London’s Daily Mirror.

She claimed her phone contained important documents and she desperately needed it back.

The video footage below shows the scene. Note that a member of the crew is busy filming the scene on his own phone.

The woman said her phone contained vital documents and she needed it urgently. Who knows what was in there? Selfies, pictures of relatives, maybe even crucial travel tickets.

Apparently the woman was leaning from the third deck of the vessel, using her phone to take photos when… oops!

The phone itself may have been valuable. The cruise company sent out a smaller boat later but failed to find it. Immersion in water can prove fatal for many cellphones.

It’s a good reminder to back up your mobile – though these travel mishaps do tend to happen between backups.

Written by Peter Needham

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