An Apple Watch saved a cyclist’s life in Rotherwas, England. The man was stranded in a flooded river. The cyclist, who was swept downstream for a mile, was able to grab hold of a tree branch and dial emergency services.
“We’re very surprised he didn’t lose his grip,” Sean Bailey, Station Commander, said. “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.”
This isn’t the first instance of an Apple Watch saving a life. An American woman who was kidnapped called for help using the watch. The police were able to track the woman, who was stuck in the bed of a truck, using an emergency cellular ping.