iPhone Emergency SOS helps locate stranded man

    Nimiuk, Alaska (KINY) - Early Thursday, Alaska State Troopers were notified of a stranded man.

    At around 2:00 a.m. Thursday, the Troopers were notified that an adult male traveling on a snowmachine from Noorvik to Kotzebue had activated an Apple iPhone Emergency SOS via satellite on his iPhone after becoming stranded.

    Working with local search and rescue teams, the Apple Emergency Response Center, and the Northwest Arctic Borough Search and Rescue Coordinator, the NWAB SAR deployed four volunteer searches to the Nimiuk Point area directly to the GPS coordinates provided by the Apple Emergency Response Center.

    The adult male was located and transported to Kotzebue by the volunteer search team.

    There were no injuries reported to the Troopers.

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