Strange fish tale 2: Lost phone found in a fish!

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Our trawl through the fishy news archives reveals a businessman who lost his mobile phone and was amazed when it turned up in the belly of a cod.

Andrew Cheatle thought that he would never see his Nokia phone again after he lost it at the beach, but the following week fisherman Glen Kerley rang Andrew's girlfriend to tell them that he had found the phone inside a cod he had caught.

Kerley had been unable to make the phone work, so had taken the SIM card out to get the numbers.

Kerley, a trawlerman from West Sussex, said: "Cod are greedy fish – they'll eat anything. They have big heads and big mouths.

"I've found plastic cups, stones, teaspoons, batteries and I've also heard of someone finding false teeth in one!"

The fish was about 25lbs and about 120cm/4' long.

Cheatle said of the phone call: "I thought Glen was winding me up but he assured me he had caught a cod that morning and was gutting it for his fish stall and that my Nokia was inside it – a bit worse for wear!

"I didn't believe him but went to meet him and found it was my phone – a bit smelly and battered, but incredibly it still worked after I let it dry out."

Original news item: Nicolette Craig.

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