Teen Gets Trapped in Storm Drain While Trying to Save Her Cell Phone

Firefighters had to lift a teenage girl out of a storm drain in Dover, U.K., after she wedged herself inside while trying to retrieve her mobile phone.

After the phone slipped from her pocket and down the drain, 16-year-old Ella Birchenough climbed inside to get it back. Getting out was a bit trickier, though, and she ended up stuck in the drain from the waist down while onlookers gathered and took Instagram photos.

"I thought to myself, 'I'm not leaving this' and I jumped down to get it. I wasn't really even stuck, I just needed somebody to help lift me out but my mum got all panicky," she explained to the Guardian.

Firefighters were able to get the girl out of the drain unharmed, and she immediately headed home to wash off.

"When they pulled me out I ran straight home and jumped in the bath. I think it was just water but I wasn't taking any chances," she said.

The phone was a BlackBerry. It's now broken.

[Photo Credit: AP Images]