“The 21st century hiker’s list of must-haves: A map, extra food and a cell phone,” Jonathan Anker reports for HLN.
“And it’s that last item that just might have saved the life of a Maryland man on New Year’s Eve,” Anker reports. “Not only did he use his phone to call 911, he also used an iPhone app that turned the screen into a virtual flashlight so rescuers could find him in near total darkness.”
Anker reports, “Christopher Tkacik says he and his dog, Boo, got lost while out hiking on northwest Maryland’s Catoctin Mountain. After several hours of trying to find his way out of a maze of trails, he called 911… Told to stay in place and wait for help, Tkacik says he loaded up that flashlight app. When a helicopter was overhead, he held up his phone and used it as a virtual beacon to help rescuers locate his position.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward Weber” for the heads up.]