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Ga. man’s Apple Watch dials 911 after fall, leads dispatcher to send help

Dispatcher Alecia Chavous could hear the man breathing erratically, and sent a fire crew to the coordinates provided by the Apple device


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By Leila Merrill

MORROW, Ga. — A Georgia man’s watch and an astute dispatcher came to his aid in January, WSBTV reported.

Dispatcher Alecia Chavous received a 911 call around 3 a.m. on Jan. 23 that a person in Morrow was having a medical emergency.

The man’s Apple watch detected a fall outside his home and dialed 911. The watch provided the wearer’s GPS coordinates.

Chavous could hear the man breathing erratically and knew local temperatures were below freezing. She immediately dispatched the Morrow Fire Department.

They found the man within 12 minutes of the call from the watch.


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