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Girl Rescued From Storm Drain After Climbing In To Retrieve Her BlackBerry

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

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Ella Birchenough, 16, was left red-faced when she had to be rescued from a storm drain on Eaves Road in Dover.

DOVER update: This is the teenage girl, who somehow became stuck in a storm drain in Eaves Road this evening.

Kent 999s@Kent_999s

DOVER update: This is the teenage girl, who somehow became stuck in a storm drain in Eaves Road this evening.

09:49 PM - 2 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The teenager was talking to friends when she accidentally dropped her BlackBerry into the drain on Wednesday.

DOVER update: Not sure it helps solve how she became stuck in a Dover drain, but here's another photo.

Kent 999s@Kent_999s

DOVER update: Not sure it helps solve how she became stuck in a Dover drain, but here's another photo.

11:43 PM - 2 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

She then tried to climb in to collect it but struggled to get out again.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene after receiving a phone call from Birchenough's mother Joanne, 36.

The fire service managed to rescue the girl and "make the scene safe".

The 16-year-old escaped without any injuries.

Birchenough told Kent Online: "I was talking to somebody and I went to put my phone in my pocket and it fell down the drain.

DOVER update: Firefighters freeing teen from drain in Eaves Road today. Cover may have been missing, and she fell in.

Kent 999s@Kent_999s

DOVER update: Firefighters freeing teen from drain in Eaves Road today. Cover may have been missing, and she fell in.

09:53 PM - 2 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I thought to myself 'I'm not leaving this' and I jumped down to get it.I wasn't really even stuck, I just need somebody to help lift me out but my mum got all panicky.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. I was just laughing the whole time, I have seen the funny side of it. You just have to laugh along with it.

Unfortunately, Birchenough’s efforts were ultimately in vain. Apparently her phone is now broken.

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