Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hikers rescued with the help of their cell phones

In yet another reason why your cell phone can be considered your best friend, two hikers who got lost in California's Annadel State Park praised their cell phones for getting them rescued.

Knowing that nightfall was close, the two called 911 for aid because they were lost and were unsure about their positions. Later, a helicopter was called onto the scene to track down the missing hikers. Unfortunately they were difficult to spot during the night.

The hikers decided to turn on the screen of the cell phones toward the approaching helicopter and after that, they were quickly spotted because of the night vision goggles that were used by the rescuers for their search. Even with the dense amount of wooded areas, something like the light from a cell phone can instantly stand out while using night vision goggles. Good thing they had their phones on them because they could've been overlooked by the rescuers – thus spending one cold night at the park.

Of course, if they had a GPS featured phone, everything would have been easier, probably not even necessary to call the police.

Do you guys think GPS phones should become mandatory ? Let us know in the Comments Section below !

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10 comments:

Vapor said...

They were lucky they had signal out there.

Fruffles said...

I feel like gps in phones would be really big brother and stalkerish, but still cool how useful technology has become!

thenitefalls said...

The almighty cellphone save lifes :)

Telia Tuli said...

Nice story.

Smile said...

Naa they shouldn't be mandatory. Caution should be mandatory!

i_love_weed said...

hahaha suckers xD

they got lost in a park and had to call the cops xD

SuciƓ Sanchez said...

Don't leave home without it.

ImmaFrog said...

Oh, those silly technophiles.

Betta sp said...

next time they should bring the gps

Laughing Vault said...

they were so lucky

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