New iPhone 14 Emergency SOS via Satellite feature saves man in Alaska

Emergency SOS via Satellite

After becoming stranded in a remote area of ​​Alaska, a man used the new iPhone 14 SOS feature to call for help.

The man, traveling from Noorvik to Kotzebue on a snowmobile, became stranded on December 1 around 2:00 am.

Fortunately, he could use his iPhone 14 to send an SOS via satellite, alerting Alaska State Troopers to his location.

Working with local search and rescue teams, the Northwest Arctic Borough Search and Rescue Coordinator dispatched four search volunteers to the GPS coordinates provided by the Apple Emergency Response Center.

When activated, users are asked a series of questions to classify the type of emergency, along with other important details that are combined into a compact message, similar to a text.


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