Hey Siri: Oklahoma Man Says Apple Watch Saved Him From Drowning


A man has credited his Apple Watch with saving his life from drowning after he fell into a partially frozen stream after asking virtual assistant Siri to “call 911”.

The incident happened in Oklahoma City, the capital of the US state of Oklahoma.

Zenger News obtained a statement from the Oklahoma City Police Department (OKCPD) which said on April 5, “Ryan White was hiking when suddenly the trail gave way. Falling from a considerable height, it crashed into the icy waters.

The Apple Watch that saved Ryan’s life from drowning in freezing water in Oklahoma, USA. (Oklahoma City Police Department/Zenger)

“His leg was stuck under a rock, injured in the head and back, and struggling to stay out of the water, he called 911.

“Oklahoma City Police Officer Chris Goodwin responded to the call, locating White and jumped into the water to rescue him. Thanks to the efforts of OKCPD, White is now able to share his story. .

White, 18, told police he had explored the local creek behind his neighborhood since he was a child. But he said the day of the incident it was “very cold” and he slipped on the embankment.

White said he tumbled down the hill and landed on the ice of the partially frozen creek, crashing into it and ending up in the water.

He said the way he landed caused his legs to be higher than his upper body, which was partially submerged.

He said he was only able to keep his head above water, adding that over time it was getting harder and harder to regain his footing.

He said he shouted on his Apple Watch: “Hey Siri! Hello Siri! Call 911″

The police officer who rescued Ryan from freezing water in Oklahoma, USA, meets Ryan’s mother. (Oklahoma City Police Department/Zenger)

The virtual assistant appears to have heard him, with the call, the audio of which was released by OKCPD, revealing a panting white man telling police he had fallen into a stream.

Officer Chris Goodwin said the call revealed the young man’s leg was “trapped under a rock”.

Officers dispatched officers to the scene, tracking White down by identifying where the signal for the call came from.

Oklahoma City Police Officer rescuing Ryan White from freezing water in Oklahoma, USA. (Oklahoma City Police Department/Zenger)

The officer said White was “lucky” and praised him for being able to make the call, calling it “incredible”.

White, meanwhile, praised the police for coming to his rescue. Kimberly White, Ryan’s mother, can be seen thanking the officer and giving him a hug in footage provided by police.

The officer, however, remained humble and said he was just doing his job.

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