Apple Watch saves man who fell through ice
The 911 call from the Apple Watch managed to get firefighters to where the man had fallen into a frozen river just in time.
We've heard of enough stories about the Apple Watch sending out emergency messages or calls just in time to get people the help they need and save their lives. And here's another one.
A man in New Hampshire was ice skating on a frozen river when the ice broke and he fell through the ice. Thanks to his Apple Watch he was able to get help just in time.
Firefighters responded to a 911 call just minutes after William Rogers fell through the ice in Salmon Falls River in New Hampshire. Rogers had not realised how thin the ice was and had fallen through.
According to reports, Rogers kept telling himself not to panic and “Figure out what your options are here”. As more time passed, Rogers was that close to hypothermia setting in and that's when he remembered that he was wearing his Apple Watch and could call for help.
Rogers used his Apple Watch to call 911 and told emergency services that he probably only had about 10 minutes before he was not going to be able to respond anymore.
Help was there within five minutes and the fire department was able to pull Rogers out.
The Apple Watch comes with the emergency call feature and it also calls emergency services if it detects a fall and the wearer does not respond within a minute. The wearable has been credited for helping people in multiple situations like dialing 911 after a car crash and also detecting heart issues.
We have a story from India that goes to show how helpful these features on the Apple Watch are.