iPhone alert helps rescue stranded driver after mountain crash 

An iPhone is being credited with alerting rescuers to a crash involving a automobile that plunged 400 ft off a cliff on Mount Wilson. 

In response to a tweet by rescue crew member Mike Leum, the person’s cellphone’s crash detection expertise notified authorities of the crash at 10:51 p.m. Friday evening on Mount Wilson Highway. 

The automobile, Leum mentioned, had fallen 400 ft down the cliffside. 

After finding the motive force, an unidentified man, he was hoisted to security by a Los Angeles County Hearth Division Air Operations helicopter. 

The person suffered head trauma and his present situation is unknown. 

Apple’s web site says that their crash detection expertise works on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Professional fashions with the newest model of iOS. It additionally works on the Apple Watch Sequence 8, Apple Watch SE (2nd technology) and Apple Watch Extremely with the newest model of watchOS.

When a extreme crash is detected, the person’s iPhone will sound an alarm and show an alert. If one is ready, they will select to name emergency companies or dismiss the alert.

“When you’re unable to reply, your machine mechanically calls emergency companies after a 20-second delay,” Apple mentioned. “When you’ve added emergency contacts, your machine sends a message to share your location and allow them to know that you simply’ve been in a extreme crash.”

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