iPhone 14 Emergency SOS via satellite accurately shares latitude and longitude
According to Montrose Search & Rescue Team California, the accident took place on the Angeles Forest Highway in the Angeles National Forest in California. On Monday, afternoon, their vehicle drove over the side of the mountain and fell 300ft in the Monkey Canyon with no Cellular coverage.
The iPhone 14 of one of the victims, immediately detected a severe car crash and they used the Emergency SOS via satellite to connect to emergency services through the Apple relay center. The rescue operation was caught on camera and posted on Twitter.
Deputies, Fire Notified of Vehicle Over the Side Via iPhone Emergency Satellite Service
This afternoon at approximately 1:55 PM, @CVLASD received a call from the Apple emergency satellite service. The informant and another victim had been involved in a single vehicle accident pic.twitter.com/tFWGMU5h3V
— Montrose Search & Rescue Team (Ca.) (@MontroseSAR) December 14, 2022
Montrose Search and Rescue Team confirmed that they received accurate coordinates (latitude and longitude) of the victims stuck in the remote canyon via iPhone 14 Emergency SOS via satellite which led to the successful rescue operation to airlift the victims from the remote canyon.
Although the victims’ vehicle was severely damaged, they suffered mild to moderate injuries which were treated at a local hospital.
Rescue 5 was able to locate the victims and insert a paramedic. The paramedic learned the patients, a male and female in their 20s, had mild to moderate injuries. The helicopter was able to hoist the victims out of the canyon and transport them to a local area hospital.
Previously, the Emergency SOS via Satellite saved the life of a stranded man in the Bucolic area, Alaska.
Recently, the feature was expanded to 4 new European countries, the UK, France, Germany, and Ireland. And a new patent revealed that the company plans to use satellite communication tech for telephone calls, video streaming, and more.