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Calgary Firefighters Hijack Man's Facebook To Reunite Him With His Lost Phone

08/18/2015 01:34 EDT | Updated 08/20/2015 06:59 EDT

A group of Calgary firefighters played a pretty sweet prank this week on a man who thought he lost his phone to the bottom of the Bow River for good.

A firefighter with Downtown Fire Station 1 was paddleboarding to work recently when he spotted a white Samsung phone in the riverbed below.

He dove down to the retrieve the phone, brought it into work and dried it out, reported Metro News.

That's when the brigade discovered, incredibly, that the phone, dropped two weeks earlier by Calgarian Nathan Buhler while enjoying an afternoon raft, still worked

What's even more amazing was that the phone was not password protected.

Hoping to reunite the phone with its owner, but unable to find a way to reach him, the firefighters began to post as Buhler on his own Facebook page:

We found your phone its currently at #1 firehall

Posted by Nathan Buhler on Monday, August 17, 2015


They posted photos to prove the phone's various functions were still intact:

buhler phone

And they even gave the phone a name!

buhler phone 2

The phone had the chance to ride in a fire truck:

buhler phone 3

Eat a bit of lunch:

buhler phone 4

And even pump some iron:

buhler phone 5

By this time, Buhler had been alerted that his phone had been found.

"I just couldn't believe it. I thought somebody was playing a joke on me somehow, but nope, it was legit," he told Metro Calgary.

He even posted a photo of the reunion with his phone Monday afternoon:

nathan buhler

Kudos to these funny firefighters for their social media savvy!

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