According to the Montrose Search and Rescue Team, a young couple drove off the side of a mountain in the Californian Angeles National Forest on December 13 and fell 300 feet into a canyon. The iPhone 14’s crash detection system appears to have been activated at this point as intended and has sent out a distress signal.
The iPhone 14 employed Apple’s new emergency function to make a satellite request for help when there was no cell coverage. Then, an Apple team of experts answered the call for assistance and informed the local emergency services of the victims’ location. The Montrose SAR Twitter feed has a video of the subsequent helicopter rescue.
According to the rescue squad, Apple’s call center provided them with “an accurate latitude and longitude for the victims.”
It appears that Apple has once again spared additional lives. This time, the company’s iPhone 14 helped in the rescue of a couple because of its special emergency features, which sped up the search and rescue operations.
The Montrose Research and Rescue Team tweeted the breaking news. According to official records, the incident happened on the Angeles Forest Highway in the Angeles National Forest in California, US. The couple was involved in a single-vehicle collision that caused their car to go 300 feet down a mountainside. As a result, they were left stranded in a wrecked car on the far edge of the canyon. The iPhone 14 was useful in this situation.
For those who don’t know, Apple offers Crash Detection on the iPhone 14 series, which can detect whether you’ve been in a car accident. Additionally, the appropriate authorities are informed of this information to facilitate prompt and precise rescue efforts. Notably, this capability was additionally supported by the Satellite SOS feature, which Apple had advertised before the debut of the iPhone 14.
When the accident happened, the iPhone lost all service, so the emergency SOS through Satellite service was used to get in touch with the rescuers. The L.A. County Sheriff’s department was called when a text message was sent to one of Apple’s relay centers thanks to the satellite connectivity.