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US Smart watch calls 911 after 2 hikers fall off cliff

04:05  25 october  2019
04:05  25 october  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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Trapped hikers rescued after Apple Watch automatically calls 911 . New Jersey hiker James Prudenciano credits an Apple Watch with saving his life after running The two desperately grabbed on to nearby vines to prevent themselves from falling over the edge but were dangling from the cliff .

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A New Jersey man and his friend, who slipped on a hiking trail and were dangling from a cliff, were saved when their smart watches automatically called 911 after detecting the impact of their falls.

James Prudenciano and Paige Prusso were hiking in Hartshorne Woods Park in Atlantic Highlands, N.J., last week when they got lost in the woods.

"It was getting dark and we ended up getting lost and we couldn't find our way back," Prudenciano told Fox News on Thursday.

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The 28-year-old said he and Prusso slipped on the trail and went over a set of vines on a steep portion of the cliff, making it "impossible" to get back on the trail.

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Pruenciano said he and Prusso scaled the mountain for nearly two hours, but "couldn't find a way back onto the trail."

"We sat on the mountain, looked at each other and decided we're gonna go down this mountain to get off."

a screenshot of a cell phone: New Jersey hiker James Prudenciano credits an Apple Watch with saving his life after running into trouble in a county park.© FoxNews.com New Jersey hiker James Prudenciano credits an Apple Watch with saving his life after running into trouble in a county park. Feeling helpless, the pair "sat on our butts and slid down the mountain and we ended up sliding all the way down. When we got to the bottom there was a cliff. I had no idea it was there."

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Originally introduced with the Apple Watch Series 4, the feature will call 911 automatically if it detects a hard fall and subsequently detects that a user has remained Recently, this feature was used to help save the life of a New Jersey man named James Prudenciano who fell down a big cliff while on a date.

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The two desperately grabbed on to nearby vines to prevent themselves from falling over the edge but were dangling from the cliff.

"We started panicking. She was dangling off and hanging," Pruenciano says of his friend, adding that he, too, was dangling over rocks and the Navesink River.

"I was stuck. It was really dark. I couldn't see. My foot was stuck under something. I couldn't see," he said.

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"She looked at me and said: 'Im sorry. I have to let go.' She ended up letting go and falling. I really thought she was dead."

Prudenciano also let go and fell into the river, landing on a rock. That's when he says both of their Apple watches kicked in, their falls triggering the watches to call 911.

He said he heard his watch say, "911 what's your emergency?" and thought, "Damn this is an angel."

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First responders were able to locate the pair by tracking the GPS coordinates on their watches and arrived within 15 minutes.

Prudenciano, who suffered a broken heel and hand, and has cracks in three parts of his back, says he's just happy to be alive.

The Verge Guide to the Apple Watch .
Track your fitness, your music, and the timeIt’s got style, as well. You can take your pick of a wide variety of watch cases, bands, and faces. Some of those faces give you immediate feedback on your steps, the weather, or the position of the Moon. Others simply tell you what time it is — but with flair and imaginative designs. You can even have your watch show off your favorite GIFs.

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