Divers recover functioning phone lost in Lake Mendota

(Daniel Gomez)
Published: May. 25, 2023 at 4:06 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Lake Mendota divers made a surprising discovery Sunday – a cell phone that had been lost in the lake a year ago. Surprisingly, the phone still works.

UWPD tweeted Thursday that divers had brought them a fully functioning phone from Lake Mendota.

The department said their detectives got to work finding the owner of the phone.

Apparently, a UW student had lost her phone in the lake last year, where it stayed until divers from the 4 Lakes Scuba Club found it.

UWPD said they have connected with the owner, who will pick up the phone soon.

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