According to a report by G1, the incident happened during when Galiotto was shooting for a documentary at Praia do Peró, in Cabo Frio, in the Lakes Region of Rio de Janeiro. Galiotto was flying about 300 meters high to commemorate the renewal of the International Blue Flag Seal, an international symbol that recognizes the environmental quality of the beach. He was holding the iPhone 6s with just one hand to capture images through a small window of the plane when the heavy wind took away the phone.
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Describing the feeling of dropping his iPhone as ‘God help us’, he was able to recover the phone the next morning with the help of Find My app. The app showed that the phone is still on and is located in the middle of the beach.
“I had faith that I would recover it. I thought, ‘If it didn’t fall in the water, we’ll find it. For a few meters I could have hit a person — and, at that height I was flying, 2,000 feet, it was going to be a tragedy, can you imagine? But it wasn’t a tragedy, it had many emotions,” says Galiotto.