For once, you can’t blame Canada.
From AppleInsider’s “iPhone recovered from Taiwan lake after biggest drought in 50 years” posted Sunday:
In March 2020, a man identified on the Bao Fei 1 Commune Facebook Group as “Chen” lost his iPhone 11 Pro Max while paddling in Sun Moon Lake, in Taiwan. The man wore the iPhone in a plastic waterproof pouch around his neck but lost it after falling into the water multiple times…
In early April, Chen was informed that his iPhone had been found. The lake had dried up enough that the iPhone and pouch were easily visible on the dried lakebed.
Enduring what is believed to have been the worst drought in Taiwan for over 50 years, it was a rare occasion for the lake to dry up enough to see the iPhone in its found location. Local residents advised the man that the water hadn’t fully receded in between 50 and 60 years.
While the waterproof pouch was heavily soiled, the iPhone itself was seemingly perfectly intact. After recharging it, Chen said all of the iPhone’s functions were normal…
Shortly after Chen reacquired the iPhone, the water returned to the lake.
My take: Who remembers the story of “The Five Chinese Brothers”? One had the power to swallow the sea, exposing fish, strange pebbles and lost treasure. He tried to warn a foolish, greedy boy that he could’t hold the water forever.