Man rescues phone from dump by listening for ring

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - A determined Colorado man found his missing cell phone at a trash dump after dialing the number from his girlfriend's phone and listening for the ring.

Billy Boyd says he dropped the phone while raking his yard outside Aspen Tuesday and unknowingly scooped it into a bag of leaves. He didn't realize his mistake till after he left the leaves at a city recycling center.

He could hear the phone ringing but couldn't reach it because of grate across the recycling bin. By the time he reached city officials, the bin had been emptied onto a massive leaf pile at the dump.

After a half hour of dialing, listening and sifting at the dump, Boyd found his phone.

The landfill manager says it's the first time he can remember anyone finding a lost item at the dump.

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