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Authorities locate stranded man in Alaska after he turned on iPhone SOS feature


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A stranded man in Alaska was rescued and delivered to safety due to the newest feature on his iPhone.

Authorities said the person was travelling on a snow machine from Noorvik to Kotzebue within the northwest region of the state when he was left stranded.

The Alaska Department of Public Safety (ADPS) said the person, who had no cellphone service, activated his iPhone Emergency SOS via satellite feature.

A volunteer search and rescue team worked along with the Apple Emergency Response Center and went to his location using GP coordinates the tech firm gave them.

Rescuers found the person unharmed and transported him to Kotzebue, in response to ADPS.

The SOS feature is now available on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, and is free for 2 years with the activation of a recent device, in response to Apple.

The iPhone 14 also comes with a recent crash detection feature that alerts emergency services if the phone detects a significant vehicular accident.

In October, first responders were alerted by a passenger’s iPhone when a automobile crashed right into a tree in Nebraska killing six people of their 20s.

Investigators said the crash was reported by the iPhone that detected the impact and called responders mechanically when the phone’s owner didn’t respond.

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