Stranded in Maui Wildfire, No Cell Service, Rescued Via Emergency SOS

Michael J. Miraflor on Twitter/X:

My brother’s girlfriend’s cousin and his family were caught in their vehicle in Maui while the wildfires suddenly erupted around them.

No cell service, so Apple Emergency SOS was the only way they could get in contact with first responders. Literally saved their lives.

Trapped in a car, surrounded by fire, no visibility. The screenshots of this exchange with emergency services had my palms sweating.

Worth a moment to remind yourself how the SOS feature works.

Thursday, 10 August 2023