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An Apple Watch saves the life of a swimmer trapped in an icy river

The owner of an Apple Watch was rescued by the call function with her connected watch. She was swimming in the Columbia River when her foot got stuck around 6 a.m. Within half an hour, the police intervened with the firefighters and found that the swimmer was in a state of hypothermia as the river was very cold at this time of the morning.

Regular news stories tell how the electronic products we use every day can save lives. Even recently, in our columns, we talked about how an Apple Watch saved its owner’s life when it fell off his bike or how another watch of the same model warned its 25-year-old owner that he was having a heart attack.

Last week, on June 15, another accident occurred, the details of which were revealed by the local police on social networks. And again, the story ends pretty well. It all starts in Dalles, Oregon, United States. The owner of an Apple Watch undertook a morning swim in the Columbia River Only she gets her foot stuck in a rock, impossible to get off.

A swimmer saved from drowning by her Apple Watch

She then activated the function “ emergency call from his Apple Watch. She then contacted the fire service and police, providing the exact location of the swimmer. Emergency services intervened within half an hour. It’s 6:30 am. when the victim could be rescued, he suffered from hypothermia (the water of the river is 13 degrees) and extreme fatigue. Of course, not every Apple Watch could have saved this swimmer. In reality, only eSIM-compatible models can connect to a GSM network independently (without forgetting to activate the option with your operator). You can recognize 4G-compatible watches by the digital crown, the inside of which is red. Others can ask for help without a Wi-Fi connection, but only with the smartphone, they’re paired with.

Source: Records Police (Facebook)