‘Find My’ pinpoints location of crash victim stranded overnight

Find My helped save a woman in California

On Monday, Apple's Find My feature helped rescuers find a woman after she was in a car crash in California and plummeted 200 feet down a hill.

Paramedics found a woman with severe injuries and used advanced life support while other firefighters set up a rope system to lift the victim and rescuers. Once raised, an ambulance brought the woman to a local trauma center.

Fortunately, they had only suffered mild to moderate injuries and could pull themselves from the vehicle. First responders were able to deploy a helicopter to airlift the pair out of the canyon and to a local hospital.

The feature that helped save them, Emergency SOS via Satellite, was announced by Apple at WWDC 2022 and released it in November. It's a combination of an iOS app, hardware within the iPhone 14 range, and the network of Globalstar satellites.

It helps people when they're out of reach of cellular and Wi-Fi networks, and included in iPhone 14 models and the latest Apple Watch lineup. Users are asked a series of questions to describe the emergency and packages location data and the medical ID to send to emergency responders.

Author: Subham

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