A two-year old toddler in China trapped in a 40ft deep well was saved by firefighters using an iPhone tied to a string -- proof that camera phones have uses other than camwhoring.
The boy had slipped down the wellshaft while playing with friends near Mengzi City, in Yunnan province. His cries brought villagers, who lowered a rope to which he clung for an hour while rescuers made their way to the scene.
Each time they tried to secure him to an adult-sized harness however, he kept slipping from their grip.
Eventually, rescuers dangled an iPhone on a line to work out how best to secure the child. The boy was eventually pulled from the hole with just minor bruises.
STOMPer eyePhone wrote:
"Who says iPhones are just for playing games on the bus?
"There are times when camera phones can come in really handy. You never know when you'll need one to get you out of a tight spot.
"Great job to the rescuers for hitting on a solution to rescuing the boy.
"The only remaining question is, why on earth was such a dangerous open well shaft left uncovered?"