Two people who crashed their car in California’s Angeles National Forest on Wednesday were rescued using their iPhone 14s for emergency satellite service.
The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s Montrose Search and Rescue team tweeted an image of first responders at the crash scene and a video showing the helicopter that was able to pull the couple out of remote Monkey Canyon.
“This afternoon at approximately 1:55 p.m., the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station received a call from Apple’s emergency satellite service,” the team said. “Irazek and another victim were involved in an accident near mile marker 18.87 on Angeles Forest Hwy in the Angeles National Forest. Their car had gone off the side of the mountain about 300 feet away. They were in a remote canyon where they don’t exist. cell phone service.’
The victims were able to get out of the car before using the iPhone 14’s emergency satellite service to communicate with the relay center via text message.
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“The center contacted our station, who dispatched us, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, patrol units and [the Los Angeles Sheriff Department’s Special Enforcement Bureau] Air Rescue 5. The call center gave us the exact latitude and longitude of the victims,” the team continued.
Air Rescue 5 was then able to locate the victims and “deploy a paramedic,” who learned that the patients had minor to moderate injuries.
The patients were men and women in their 20s.
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The helicopter was able to get the victims out of the canyon and take them to a local hospital.
The Special Enforcement Bureau shared additional videos of the rescue on social networks.
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Apple’s Emergency SOS safety service is available for iPhone 14 users in the US and Canada.