Seriously, Do Not Risk Your Life to Retrieve Your Cell Phone

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A woman walks down the promenade along the  East River in New York on October 29, 2012 as New Yorkers venture out as Hurricane Sandy prepares to make landfall.       AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY        (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo: Michael Heiman/2012 Getty Images

A woman had to be rescued from the East River early Saturday morning after she tried to climb down a twenty-foot seawall in pursuit of her phone, which she had dropped. She "ended up falling most of the way" and broke her leg on a jagged boulder, reports the New York Post. Luckily, a passerby noticed her and alerted a nearby Gracie Mansion police officer, who threw her a life preserver and called the FDNY to pull her out. There's no official word on whether the device she was trying to get back also broke when it fell, but we're assuming it did. Doing this is almost never worth it.