A Chinese toddler has been pulled from a 40-foot well after his rescuers used an iPhone to help discover where he was located, according to reports.

Some things you really couldn’t make up because, well, nobody would believe you. We’re going to put this firmly into that bracket and just hope you don’t think we’re pulling a belated April Fool’s joke!

According to reports across various news outlets, a 2-year-old Chinese boy was unlucky enough to fall down a well. Not just any well. A well that was a good 40-feet deep and barely wide enough to get down in the first place.

Cue a rescue operation that included, believe it or not, an iPhone. Yep, those little bundles of tech joy really do have an app for everything. Maybe that’s why they’re selling so well

The high tech approach only went so far though – the iPhone was lowered down to record the boy’s position in the well using… a long piece of rope. You can’t beat a spot of high tech-on-a-rope action.

Call us mean, but we’d be fearing for our shiny iPhone too, with it dangling precariously deep inside a well. Hopefully that knot was tied by someone in the scouts!

Thankfully the end result was the one we all hoped for, with the little chappy being pulled to safety.

We do like a happy ending!

[The Telegraph]

  • Not exactly something you can turn into a movie, but a happy ending all the same.

  • iPhone does it again!

  • i bet it’s the Android’s fault

  • Anonymous

    I love happy endings as well 😉

  • Anonymous

    Not again, iDB…

    *ultra facepalm*

    • Anonymous


      • Anonymous

        Yeah, because you tell me to, fagboy.

  • Anonymous

    Here’s more on the news story and video of him being pulled out

  • Anonymous

    if it was android then the kid ……………………………………………………….. 🙁

    • True that :/ thank god for iPhone

      • thats wat its called the “i”phone it keeps an eye on every thing

      • Haha true, but if you really knew what “i” stood for all this time, you might have been a little bit disappointed :/ But, still, It is such a good Device 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Are you stuck down a well?

    There’s an app for that!