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iPhone From Oklahoma Ends Up In Grain Shipment To Japan

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A Japanese worker found the phone and tracked down the American owner. Farmer Kevin Whitney recovered the phone, which had pictures of his daughter's wedding on it.


Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. This is the 21st century equivalent of putting a message in a bottle - Kevin Whitney didn't do it on purpose. He's an Oklahoma farmer whose iPhone slipped out of his shirt pocket. It happened in a grain elevator and the phone fell into the grain, hopelessly lost. The grain was shipped to Japan and that's where a Japanese worker found the phone. He tracked down the American owner, and Mr. Whitney got back photos of his daughter's wedding. It's MORNING EDITION.

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