Apple Emergency SOS feature saves stranded man in Alaska in first known use

Michail, 02 December 2022

Apple recently activated its Emergency SOS via satellite feature available on the iPhone 14 series in the US and Canada and it already helped save a stranded man in Nimiuk Point, Alaska. The Alaska Department of Public Safety issued a report dispatch, which clarifies a stranded snowmobiler was rescued by Alaska State Troopers on December 1 at 2AM local time after the person activated the Emergency SOS function on his iPhone.

Apple Emergency SOS feature saves stranded man in Alaska

The report clarifies that the Apple Emergency Response Center reached out to the Northwest Arctic Borough Search and Rescue department with the exact GPS coordinates of the stranded man. A team of four volunteers was then dispatched and tracked him down.

Appleā€™s Emergency SOS feature is currently live in the US and Canada for Apple users and is expected to span across France, Germany, Ireland and the UK later this month.

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Reader comments

You know what u get in a life insurance no matter the time it happens, here what If u change Ur smartphone. And unlike a Life or car or house or business insurance, u are paying for future proofing Of something u have worked hard for BUT h...

  • Anonymous
  • 06 Dec 2022
  • 70d

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