A teenager who climbed waist deep in sewage has cheerfully become an object of fun, even to her own mother.
Ella Birchenough, 16, ducked into a Dover drain to retrieve her dropped mobile phone with her feet but was not able to get out again.
The sight of blonde teen sticking out of the bitumen drew onlookers who stopped to have a chuckle.
Good natured Ella was in high spirits, witness Tim Richards, 22, told the Dover Express website.
“She was in quite high spirits," Mr Richards said. "She didn’t seem too bothered about being stuck.”
Ella's mother Joanne, 36, panicked when first told of her daughter's predicament but collapsed into laughter when she saw Ella protruding from the road.
Joanne joined neighbours and gawkers in taking pictures of the epic phone fail on show.
Ella told the Dover Express: “When they pulled me out I ran straight home and jumped in the bath. I think it was just water but I wasn't taking any chances.
“I was just laughing the whole time, I have seen the funny side of it. You just have to laugh along with it."