What you need to know
- The Apple Watch helped save a woman trapped in a rising river.
- The woman was swimming and got her foot stuck in the rocks at the bottom of the river.
- She used her Apple Watch to call emergency services.
The Apple Watch has saved yet another life.
In a Facebook Post spotted by 9to5Mac, the City of The Dalles Police Department announced that they had saved a woman from a river after she called emergency services using her Apple Watch. According to the report, the woman got her foot caught in the rocks at the bottom of the river and fought to stay above the rising water. That's when she used her Apple Watch to call for help.
You can read the full report below:
The story is another instance where an Apple Watch came to the rescue when someone got into an emergency situation. One thing to keep in mind when buying an Apple Watch is that people in these situations most likely have a cellular model as that model is able to connect to mobile carriers without the need of an iPhone.
If you're considering an Apple Watch, for emergency or non-emergency purposes, reference our comparison between the Apple Watch Cellular vs. GPS: What's the difference?. You can also find the best price with our list of the Best Prime Day deals for the Apple Watch.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.