New iPhone 14 Emergency SOS Saves Stranded Man in Alaska
A STRANDED MAN IN ALASKA WAS SAVED USING THE NEW IPHONE 14 EMERGENCY SOS
It’s not often that a new product feature is anything but a mere mention on a long list of product reviews. And that is almost always true when it comes to a new edition of the iPhone, which is its own maelstrom of viral news cycles of discussion and comparisons. But with the release of the newest iPhone 14, one of the new safety features has already proven to have real, lifesaving value. A stranded man in Alaska found himself in serious trouble and used his new iPhone 14 Emergency SOS feature to save his life.
EMERGENCY SOS WILL GIVE RESCUERS YOUR LOCATION USING SATELLITE GPS
On Dec. 1st, the adult man was traveling on his snow mobile (of some kind) from the very remote town of Noorvik to Kotzebue when something happened to his transport and he found himself stranded. The area is so remote that there is no local surface signal of any kind, meaning no wi-fi or cellular. So the new iPhone 14 Emergency SOS via satellite feature was literally the only way he could have asked for help. The Apple Emergency Response Center then notified Troopers and the Northwest Arctic Borough Search and Rescue Coordinator with the man’s precise GPS location data.
EMERGENCY SOS RESCUE COMES JUST WEEKS AFTER SERVICE ANNOUNCED
4 volunteer searchers then found the stranded man and took him to his destination of Kotzebue. Fortunately, the man suffered no injuries during his ordeal. The searchers started their search for the man at 3:30 Am and had delivered him to Kotzebue only 2 and a half hours later. Besides his new iPhone 14, the man was also wearing “appropriate clothing” and also had tools to start a fire. This lifesaving story of the new iPhone 14 Emergency SOS feature comes just weeks after Apple announced the feature’s launch. And for those who want to share their adventures in the remote field, the new feature also allows you to share your location with friends and family.
But, most importantly, you can share your location with emergency services to come and save your life.