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find a strong magnet, or a pair of long nosed pliers with a long reach and grab the edge of the socket , or press the tips in the drive hole and open them up. Or if you have a piece of hose large enough to fit over the outside of the socket, you might be able to push it on and lift the socket up. ...
Just some ideas. I have a heavy duty magnet mounted on a spring for rescuing sockets and extensions that have fallen where they are not supposed to, has saved me a few times.
Next time a bit of electrical tape to secure the socket to the extension wouldn't hurt. I usually take the insert out of the socket, and always start the plug with a length of rubber hose. that way it won't turn hard enough to cross thread without the hose twisting. (when putting new plugs in)