So we have heard multiple stories about how the Apple Watch has been used to call for help in emergency situations. This is due to Siri being baked into the Apple Watch which allows it to be activated using voice commands. Now it looks like Siri has managed to potentially save another life.
According to a report from KIMT, 18-year old student Gael Salcedo was on his way to North Iowa Area Community College when his jeep hit a patch of ice on the road. Salcedo then lost control of his car where it swerved all over the place before it plunged right into the Winnebago River.
According to Salcedo, “I didn’t know where I was going and then I just didn’t know what to do. I was just thinking in my head ‘I think I’m going to die.’” As he could not find his phone, he did the next best thing which was to try and activate his phone using Siri to call for help, and it did. The Mason City Fire Department was called and arrived on the scene where they ultimately managed to assist Salcedo and take him to the ambulance where he was declared fine and released several hours later.