aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Lost in the wilderness? Better hope you have this type of phone

It has a chip for “Enhanced 911.” It’s a type of GPS that helps rescuers find you if you are lost in the wilderness. It’s not so important when you are in the city and there are many cell towers. But if you are in the wilderness and miles from a cell tower, finding you might involve combing hundreds of square miles. In fact, that problems plays a key role in a YA thriller I have coming out in 2010 from Holt (title is still under discussion).

Here’s a story about how enhanced 911 saved one man’s life.


Curious note: the guy featured, Rick Aberle, is someone I went to high school with!

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