Over recent years there have been a number of stories of the Apple Watch saving lives. Now, it looks like there is yet another example of the Apple Watch coming to the rescue and this time it involves a man falling through an icy river.
William Rogers from New Hampshire was enjoying a day out skating on the frozen Salmon Falls River in Somersworth when the ice beneath him suddenly broke, sending him into the ice-cold water of the river.
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After fighting off the initial shock from the icy water, Roger managed to cling onto the side of the hole which he fell through. Due to his precarious position, he was unable to reach down to his pocket to grab his phone. This is where the trusty Apple Watch came into play.
As hypothermia was quickly setting in Roger remembered that he was wearing his Apple Watch, which he used to call 911 and alert them of his situation and location. Within a matter of minutes, firefighters were dispatched and arrived at his location to rescue him.
According to Roger, as reported by Ubergizmodo, he only had around 10 minutes before he would become unresponsive due to hypothermia. However, thanks to his Apple Watch, firefighters made it to the scene in around five minutes after the call had been made.