A woman was rescued on Tuesday from an outhouse toilet in northern Michigan while trying to retrieve her Apple watch.
The woman, whose name was not released, lowered herself inside the toilet after dropping the watch at the Department of Natural Resources boat launch at Dixon Lake in Otsego County’s Bagley Township, Michigan state police said on Wednesday in a release.
First responders were called when the woman was heard yelling for help. The toilet was removed, and a strap was used to haul the woman out.
“She was in the muck, if you will,” said a Michigan state police spokesman, Derrick Carroll, to the Detroit Free Press.
Carroll said she had retrieved her watch before her rescue. She was not injured and, Carroll said, was grateful to the first responders. An Apple watch can cost a few hundred dollars.
“If you lose an item in an outhouse toilet, do not attempt to venture inside the containment area. Serious injury may occur,” state police said in the release.
Bagley Township is about 240 miles (386km) north-west of Detroit.