Girl, 16, gets stuck in drain pipe going after Blackberry

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QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:40 PM ET

A teenage girl in Kent, England, had to be rescued by firefighters when she got stuck in a drain pipe while trying to retrieve her lost cellphone.

Ella Birchenough, 16, told the Guardian newspaper her Blackberry fell out of her pocket and into the drain pipe on Wednesday.

"I thought to myself, 'I'm not leaving this' and I jumped down to get it," she said.

Despite the firefighters and the pictures of Ella struggling waist-deep in the drainpipe, she said it wasn't as bad as it looked.

"I wasn't really even stuck, I just needed somebody to help lift me out but my mum got all panicky."

In the end, it wasn't worth the hassle. The phone was broken in the fall.


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