From Zac Halls’ “Apple Watch becomes ultimate lifeguard after calling 911 for swimmer trapped in cold river” posted Wednesday on 9to5Mac:
A woman swimming in the Columbia River found herself trapped in 56-degree water when her foot got caught in rocks, according to a police report out of Dalles, Oregon. Police say that the woman was nearing exhaustion and showing signs of hypothermia when she was rescued.
“The swimmer advised that she had been caught in the river for over 30 minutes, and that she had made the emergency call from her Apple watch,” the report says.
My take: I swim in open water. I’m a bit accident prone. I can imagine how scary that was.