Every time we hear more stories from people who thanks to the Apple Watch saved their lives or behaved much better than you might expect in truly dangerous situations. This is the case of William Rogers, who crossed the ice of a river while skating, a story with a happy ending thanks to his Apple Watch.
Hey Siri, I need help, but now!
As WMUR9 records Rogers, a skating instructor, was skating on the Salmon Falls River in Somersworth, New Hampshire, when the ice sank under his feet and fell into the icy water below. He was under the ice for several minutes without being able to get out of the hole
“The first thing I did w as try to ride the walrus on the ice knowing I had to get out of the water ASAP and the ice kept breaking under me” Rogers said. There was no one around and he couldn’t reach his phone. He was in the water for several minutes as hypothermia began to develop. “I remember thinking to myself, ‘Okay, don’t panic. Do not panic. Find out what your options are, ”Rogers said.
Luckily man He remembered his Apple Watch and said “Hey Siri, call 911”. The call was answered and luckily after 5 minutes the fire department arrived. They were able to get Rogers out of the water and bring him safely back to shore where the man thanked them for their service and speed.
What is certain is that such a fall on the ice is not to be taken lightly. If it had taken a little longer before Rogers noticed his Apple Watch and the ability to use it to call 911, this story surely would have had a very different ending.
It is clear that having an assistant on our wrist with a 24 hour internet connection is a great start to being able to contact who is needed when needed. But the Apple Watch takes it a step further, features like fall detection, which automatically call emergencies when it detects a heavy blow, undoubtedly make more of a sticky situation than a fright.