She Drops Phone in Outhouse. Things Get Much Worse

Woman gets stuck in toilet trying to retrieve it in Olympic National Forest
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 23, 2022 9:34 AM CDT
She Drops Phone in Outhouse. Things Get Much Worse
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A woman who accidentally dropped her cellphone into the hole of an outhouse in a national forest and fell in while trying to retrieve it had to be rescued by firefighters in Washington state, per the AP. Brinnon Fire Department Chief Tim Manly said the woman, who was at the top of Mount Walker in the Olympic National Forest northwest of Seattle, had been using her phone when it fell into the toilet on Tuesday, the Kitsap Sun reports. Manly said the woman disassembled the toilet seat and used dog leashes to try and get the phone and eventually used the leashes to tie herself off as she reached for it. That effort failed and she fell into the toilet headfirst.

“They didn’t work very well and in she went,” Manly said. The woman was alone and tried to get out for 10 to 15 minutes. The good news is that she was reunited with her phone and thus able to call 911. Responding firefighters passed her blocks to stand on to reach a harness, which they used to pull her out. She was washed down and “strongly encouraged to seek medical attention after being exposed to human waste, but she only wanted to leave,” said the fire department. “I’ve been doing this for 40 years, and that was a first," Manly said.

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