The rescue team was quick to action, retrieving the phone (E did that herself), then disassembling the phone and placing all but the battery into a ziploc bag full of rice in a hope to pull the moisture out.
However, signs don't look good for the victim. That red mark on the battery doesn't bode well.
So, we'll be making a visit to the handset repair center today. I do give E a tremendous amount of credit for having the foresight to pay for phone insurance (by herself). She's had a phone a little more than a year and this will be the second replacement. (The first was actually under warranty, because the phone simply broke down under to the sheer volume of texting a teenager can generate. Sony's user testing was, apparently, not comprehensive.)
In other phone related news, by the end of the month I should be a member of the "iPhone Nation". I can hardly wait!