No phone is worth drowning over … or dying of embarrassment

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REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Sometimes you’re better off accepting that the phone is a goner … lest you become one yourself.

A Rhode Island television station reports:

Narragansett firefighters and Environmental Police spent most of their afternoon trying to free a man who they say got himself stuck head first between two rocks on the jetty near the Camp Cronin fishing area.

Firefighters say the man was here with one other person when he dropped his phone. When he bent down to pick it up he got himself stuck all the way up to his chest.

It gets worse.

They knew they had to get him about before the tide came in.

Officials say finally after about two and a half hours they were able to free him with an outside the box approach.

It was actually more like outside the bottle: olive oil.

Mercifully, the story did not name the man.

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