Apple’s iPhone emergency SOS helps to locate a man stranded in Alaska. Rescuers were reportedly able to find him after the new feature was activated by him.
Apple’s iPhone Emergency SOS Helps to Locate Man Stranded in Alaska
A stranded snowmobiler was able to be located by rescuers in Alaska with the help of Apple’s new emergency SOS via satellite feature.
The man according to Alaska State Troopers was traveling via a snowmachine from Noorvik to Kotzebue on the western coast of Alaska when he became stranded and then activated the feature on his iPhone in the early parts of Thursday.
Searchers Used GPS Coordinates Provided By Apple’s Emergency Response Center
A group of four volunteer searchers was sent by local search and rescue teams in the area to the Nimiuk point area. They were able to make use of the GPS coordinates that were provided by the emergency response center of apple to locate the man troopers said.
The man who however was not injured was then transported to Kotzebue by the search team.
Apple Emergency SOS via Satellite Feature Was Announced By the Tech Company at Its September Product Launch
The apple emergency SOS via satellite feature which was announced by the tech company at its September product launch allows users of iPhone 14 to make contacts with emergency services and contacts even when they are out of cellular range. With a clear view of the sky, messages can easily be sent via satellite in as little as 15 seconds, apple stated.
The said feature for the first two years is free.