By James Scout/ dec 5, 2022

After Using the Emergency SOS Feature on his iPhone 14, a Man was Rescued in Alaska

The man, who had been riding a snowmobile, was found thanks to GPS coordinates sent from his iPhone 14.

Emergency SOS Feature

After using Apple's new Emergency SOS satellite feature to contact emergency services, a man stranded in Alaska was saved.

Emergency SOS Feature

An adult male traveling by snowmachine from the isolated town of Noorvik to Kotzebue reportedly activated an Emergency SOS via satellite on his iPhone on December 1 at 2 a.m. (AST), according to Alaska State Troopers(Opens in a new window). Neither Wi-Fi nor cellular service was available in the area.

Emergency SOS Feature

Four volunteer searchers found the stranded man and took him to Kotzebue after the Apple Emergency Response Center gave troopers and the Northwest Arctic Borough Search and Rescue Coordinator the stranded man's GPS coordinates.

Emergency SOS Feature

The stranded man was transported to Kotzebue at 6 a.m., according to a spokesperson for the Alaska Department of Public Safety, who told Insider(Opens in a new window) that search and rescue teams were sent out at 3:30 a.m.

Emergency SOS Feature

The man lacked a backup satellite phone, was dressed appropriately, and had "fire-starting supplies," according to Insider.

Emergency SOS Feature

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