'I am alive because of Apple Watch': Indian teen survives harrowing trek using call feature in his watch

An Apple Watch has saved yet another life, this time in an incident that happened in Maharashtra.
'I am alive because of Apple Watch': Indian teen survives harrowing trek using call feature in his watch

An Apple Watch has saved yet another life, this time in an incident that happened in Maharashtra. Last year’s Apple Watch Series 7 cellular model helped a 17-year-old medical student from Raigad, Maharashtra, connect with help after he fell deep down into a gorge while on a trek at Visapur Fort near Lonavala. The teen is said to have slipped around 130-150 meters down into the valley. Since the slope and gorge were lined with trees, his friends couldn’t spot him.

I think I’m alive because of the cellular Apple Watch model I own. That let me connect with my family and friends at the right time, without the need for a phone.
Smit Mehta, the rescued teen.

Mehta further added that he didn’t suffer any major injuries and he was completely conscious. However, during the trek, Mehta and their friends were carrying all their phones in one bag so he didn’t have his phone with him to call for help. However, his Apple Watch was still connected to his Jio network. So he leveraged this functionality to make calls even when he don’t have his phone with him. Mehta called his friends and family, who then contacted the rescue teams. After picking him up from the slope where Mehta was stuck, the rescue teams moved him to a local hospital in Lonavala.

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