iPhone 14’s Emergency SOS feature via satellite saves 2 lives in Canada

Apple devices are all the rage for saving people’s lives. In a similar incident in Canada, the Apple iPhone 14’s Emergency SOS via satellite feature reportedly saved two lives stranded in the snow at McBride.

According to a Times Colonist report, two women returning from a trip to Canada’s Alberta were hit by a highway closure. They soon checked Google Maps to find the alternate route and decided to take a detour via the Holmes Forest Service Road.

After covering a distance of 12 miles, the women encountered a dead end as the road ended and got stuck in thick snow with signals in their cell phones or some other means of turning back. Fortunately, one of the women was using an iPhone 14. She used the Emergency SOS via satellite feature and called for help activating the feature.

According to the report, RCMP and Robson Valley Search and Rescue used the GPS location to find the women and planned the rescue operation accordingly. “They found them, pulled their vehicle out and had them turn around and get back on their way. It’s something like that that may have saved their lives,” said Dwight Yochim, Senior Manager, BC Search and Rescue.

He went on to say: “If they hadn’t had the Apple iPhone 14 on hand, eventually the family or their work would have said, hey, they didn’t show up and so the search area would have been from anywhere.” they were last seen to where they were supposed to be and that may have been several hundred miles.

In another life-saving incident, a Costa Mesa woman claimed her Apple Smartwatch saved her life following a medical emergency while pregnant.

Jess Kelly of Costa Mesa, California has claimed that her Apple Watch saved her life during her 37th week of pregnancy. According to Kelly, she was not feeling well on December 17. It was lucky that Kelly received a high heart rate alert on her smartwatch device. The device told her that her heart rate was above 120 beats per minute while she was inactive for more than 10 minutes.

Kelly says she received the alert twice more after a half-hour period. “By the third time, I thought something was up, and maybe I should get this checked out,” Kelly added.

After receiving the three alerts from Apple Watch, Kelly rushed to the hospital only to discover she was in labor and was bleeding due to the complications of her pregnancy. Kelly gave birth to a healthy baby girl and named her Shelby Marie. Shelly credits her Apple Watch for saving her life.

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