CAMDEN, N.J. – A boy's lost cellphone ended up in a New Jersey garbage dump and survived.
Ethan Roncace's phone got thrown away at a high school in Haddon Township on Monday.
His father, Craig, tells WCAU-TV in Philadelphia he used an app to track the phone and saw it was on the move. The signal led the family to the Covanta waste-to-energy facility in Camden.
He suited up and started digging through a mountain of trash. He recovered the phone in 30 minutes and it still worked.
Workers were close to dumping the trash into a 50-foot-high (15 meters) and 25-foot deep (7 meters) pile of garbage.
Covanta's Rich Harrington says there's a little better than 50 percent success rate when they can identify the trash truck.