Apple’s Find My Friends app has proved to be a helpful element in an iPhone that helped save a teenager’s life in North Carolina, United States.
Macy Smith, a 17-year old Mount Airy girl, went missing, even crossed her curfew limit and failed to answer calls or reply to messages.
Upon constantly using the Find My Friends app, Macy’s mother Alexander discovered that Macy had been in the same location for more than seven hours, and that’s when she went out to search for her.
“I can’t explain watching the GPS on my phone with my dot for my phone getting close to hers and then suddenly seeing the tire tracks,” the mother said.
It was suggested that Macy was stuck under her car as she hydroplaned, flipped and rolled thrice, and got stuck between two trees. The car was found under a 25-foot embankment at Pilot Mountain.
Subsequently, the teenager was rescued and taken to the hospital after the near-death incident.
The mother-daughter-duo thanked technology for the rescue and are happy to share the incident with people so they can also start using the app.
The popular app is available on Apple devices including iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches. With the release of the iOS 13 beta, Apple has combined it Find My iPhone and Find My Friends apps, and the company collectively likes to call them ‘Find My’ which does sound weird.
Anyway, the aforementioned incident is another reminder of the fact that technology is a helping hand for all of us in some way or the other.
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