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Apple’s Emergency SOS via satellite prompts rescue after car goes off a cliff north of LA


Apple's new "Emergency SOS" service, which allows iPhone users who are off the grid to call for help via satellite, has resulted in what could be the company's first successful rescue operation, and certainly the first to be documented live.


According to the Montrose Search & Rescue Team, which carried out the operation, two people were driving through the Angeles National Forest yesterday afternoon when their vehicle went off the road and "off the side of the mountain, approximately 300′." The collision was severe enough to tear the front bumper off the car, which then appears to have tumbled or slid into a narrow valley well below the highway.

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