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Chickasha man's cell phone travels around the world before being returned

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CHICKASHA, Okla._A man in Chickasha lost his cell phone last fall and thought he’d never get it back until he received a phone call, from Japan.

Kevin Whitney had numerous photos depicting the precious moments in his family’s life stored on his phone. When he lost it in October of 2013, he never thought he would see it again.

"I had it in my pocket like that, I bent over to work on a copper bottom door and it fell out of my pocket into the grain pit, went up the elevator and I thought ‘I'll never see that phone again’," explained Whitney.

The cell phone began a nine-month journey around the world when it fell into the grain silo and mixed with 280,000 pounds of grain. From the grain elevator in Chickasha it was taken to Inola, Oklahoma by truck. The phone’s journey continued onto Convent, Louisiana when it took a barge down the Mississippi River before heading to Kashima, Japan on a ship.

Once in Japan, it was mixed with 2 million bushels of grain sorghum before it was found by an employee. Whitney received a phone call from Japan asking if he had lost a cell phone. Whitney explained that he had lost the phone in the fall of 2013 so the worker mailed the phone from Japan back to Louisiana and from Louisiana it mailed to him in Chickasha.

"Its crazy, I can't believe it. What really shocked me about it all though when I first got the phone call was what a small world it is. There are a lot of meaningful pictures on it so we were real glad to get the phone back," said Whitney.

Whitney says he’s happy to have the phone back and is thankful for the workers who were able to return the phone to him.


Original story from KFOR - Unbelievable journey: Chickasha man loses phone, gets it back from another continent 
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