Apple Watch’s Emergency SOS feature saved another valuable life, this time of a 17-year-old boy in India who survived a 130ft fall in a valley during a trekking expedition.
According to the Times of India, Smit Metha went trekking with a group of friends in Lonavla. To Metha’s misfortune, they decided to go on the adventure on a rainy day which led him to slip and fall into a 130-150 feet valley. Metha survived the fall but it broke both of his ankles.
At the time, he did not have his iPhone 13 but luckily, he was wearing his Apple Watch Series 7 with cellular connectivity which was getting signals. Through the Emergency SOS feature on the Apple Watch, Metha immediately called his parents and friends.
Survivor expressed gratitude for Apple Watch which let him make important phone calls
After two hours emergency responders reached him and administered first aid. The nature of his injuries led to surgeries and a long rehabilitation period but, he is on the road to recovery.
Metha is thankful for his Apple Watch and to express his gratitude for the technology which saved his life, Metha wrote to Apple CEO Tim Cook to share the story of his accident and how the Apple Watch helped him get help.
Metha had seen and read stories of people across the world who were thankful to the Apple Watch as it saved their life. “My Apple Watch came to my rescue as I was able to make those important phone calls”, he said. To his surprise, Tim Cook wrote back wishing him a speedy recovery. The report states:
I’m so glad you are on the road to recovery. It sounds like a terrible accident. Thanks so much for sharing your story with us.
I wish you a full and speedy recovery.
Metha is one of many fortunate Apple Watch users who were able to receive help before their tragedies could be led to fatal outcomes.