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Apple iPhone 14 saves life of 2: Here’s what happened

Apple introduced the SOS feature for emergency satellite connectivity with iPhone 14. Earlier this month, the feature helped save the life of a man stranded in Alaska. Now, the handset’s feature has once again proven its life-saving prowess when it saved the lives of two people who fell into a deep canyon in California.

According to a report by Macrumors, the incident occurred on Angeles Forest Highway in California’s Angeles National Forest when a vehicle fell about 300 feet into a remote canyon. Soon the iPhone 14 detected the crash and sent emergency SOS to rescuers via satellite link.

Apple iPhone 14 Emergency SOS sent an SMS via satellite to one of Apple’s relay centers. The message was then forwarded to the LA Countt Sheriff’s Department for assistance. Following the emergency call, the Montrose Research and Rescue Team went to the scene and rescued the two people involved in the accident. They were later sent to a local hospital where they were treated for mild to moderate injuries.

According to a tweet from the Montrose Research and Rescue Team, they received an emergency satellite call from Apple at 1:55 p.m. Dec. 14, which was used to get “accurate latitude and longitude information for the victims.” The entire rescue was captured on camera.

Notably, this isn’t the first time an Apple device has been credited with saving lives. As mentioned above, a man traveling from Noorvik to Kotzebue in Alaska was recently stranded in a cold, remote location on December 1, 2022 when his snowmobile crashed. Fortunately, he was an iPhone user and was wearing the iPhone 14 at the time. He activated the emergency SOS via satellite feature on his iPhone 14. Apple’s Emergency Response Center then changed the search and rescue department and shared his GPS coordinates which were shared by iPhone 14.

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Crash Detection and Emergency Satellite via SOS were introduced earlier this year in September with the iPhone 14 series. The duo is currently available for free to all ‌‌iPhone 14‌‌ users.

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