According to a report from the BBC, a cyclist was swept off his bike into the River Wye in Rotherwas, Hereford. Due to the fact that the river was flooded, the currents were especially strong and the cyclist was carried one mile downstream, but managed to grab onto a branch to stop himself from being carried further.
Thanks to the use of his Apple Watch, the cyclist managed to call fire control who eventually found him and rescued him. According to the station’s commander, Sean Bailey, “Even with that location it still took us 20 minutes to locate him and rescue him and bring him to safety. He was speaking to our fire control whilst he was clinging onto a tree, via his Apple watch, which worked wonderfully well for us to actually get to him as quickly as possible.”
Like we said, this is not the first time we’re hearing about the Apple Watch being used to call for help, and we doubt that it will be the last as well.
Filed in Apple Watch, Smartwatch, Social Hit and Wearable Tech. Source: bbc. Read more about