Seacoast Man Rescued After Falling Through Ice Thanks to His Watch
Thankfully, a terrifying situation wound up having a happy ending, thanks to an apple watch according to wmur.com William Rogers, a tech schoolteacher, is a lifelong ice skater. This past weekend, he decided to take to a section of the Salmon Falls River in Somersworth and fell through the ice. Rogers told wmur “First thing I did was try to walrus up on the ice knowing that I needed to get out of the water as quickly as possible and the ice just kept breaking underneath me. I remember telling myself ‘Ok, don’t panic. Don’t Panic. Figure out what your options are here.”
In an astounding measure of self-control, Rogers called 911 on his Apple Watch. My wife is a big techie and loves her Apple products and I was giving her grief over the apple watch. I thought it was over the top, but she is a huge Apple fangirl. Now I am rethinking the usefulness of this device. I look at my laptop as my email machine still, but could a watch save my life? My wife will now be unbearable after this story.
Somersworth firefighters arrived on the scene within 5 minutes of the call and rescued Rogers by throwing him a line. Falling through ice is a situation where seconds count. Firefighters caution not to go on the ice in warmer weather and going in ice on a river is really chancy. Even for those who have lived in the area and are accustomed to ice skating and ice fishing, there is still a danger so don’t go alone and if you do, make sure your apple watch is working.
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