The people in the photo have the right idea, because you never know when something valuable will just land in the palm of your hand.

It might also help if you're one of those hearty souls who keep their eyes open during the entire ride, because if you can't see, you can't catch.

WGN News:

A man showed off his lightning-quick reflexes when he caught a stranger’s phone while riding a roller coaster in Spain.

Samuel Kempf, who lives in New Zealand, visited PortAventura World theme park and rode the Shambhala roller coaster last month.

An on-ride camera captured the moment Kempf caught the camera while riding the 80-mph coaster. Kempf told 1NewsNow he returned the phone to the owner when the ride was over.

“He couldn’t believe it, he gave me a big hug,” Kempf said.

 

I would imagine that phones go flying out of pockets at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee every single day, so you don't have to spring for a plane ticket to Spain.