An iPhone Helped to Save the Lives of 10 Young Individuals:
In a groundbreaking addition, Apple’s iPhone 14 series introduced the capability to send emergency SOS messages via satellite, a feature that holds paramount importance for ensuring people’s safety and has the primary objective of saving lives. This feature enables users to send text messages without relying on a cellular signal or Wi-Fi connection.
The significance of this feature was once again highlighted as it played a crucial role in saving an entire group of individuals. According to NBC News, a group of young hikers in Southern California found themselves disoriented during their expedition. The ten teenagers were hiking in a challenging canyon within Los Padres National Forest, and they ended up wandering for three hours, unable to find their way back.
Ventura County Deputy Sheriff Mackenzie Spears expressed his observation that many hikers are ill-prepared for their trips and often become disoriented in demanding conditions. Despite the arduous nature of the route, most individuals opt for inadequate hiking attire, such as T-shirts and shorts.
Fortunately, one member of the group, who had activated the emergency SOS feature on his iPhone, was able to call for help at 8 p.m. This feature also allows users to share their potential location and provide details about their situation to aid workers.
Following the distress call, the rescue team launched a search operation and successfully located and returned the group of youths after three hours. The rescue team noted that this was the largest group of young hikers ever rescue under such circumstances, and fortunately, none of them required medical attention.