iPhone Emergency Service Saves California Couple

Two people are rescued from a helicopter after their car plunged more than 200 feet into a canyon in the Angeles National Forest.

Chloe Fields and her boyfriend, Christian Zelada were taking a scenic drive when they car went over the edge of the canyon and landed upside down. The were able to crawl out of the passenger's window and looked for their phone, which was 10 yards away in the mud and the screen was shattered and they expected no reception.

But a message had popped up on the phone anyway, saying a crash had been detected and to swipe to contact emergency services. They were able to text explaining what happened. The emergency services provider, instructed them to walk a certain way or hold their phone up in a certain direction, in order to help their messages and location information go through.

Fields didn't even know she had this feature on the Iphone 14, she had recently purchased. It's currently on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro devices running iOS 16.1 or later and is available in the US, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, and the UK.

Within 30 minutes The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, patrol units, and air-rescue all responded to the scene after being contacted by the emergency service center.

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