Advertisement A way for Search and Rescue to help find lost people using their smart phone

A Search and Rescue team member has developed a way for teams to locate lost people by smart phone.

This can make all the difference during a rescue, but it can also complicate matters when the batteries run low, or the signal is not strong enough.

From the blog describing the service:

The system works by someone, Search and Rescue for example, going to and filling in a request form. That is then emailed or transmitted by text message to the party whose location they want to find.

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When the recipient hits the link, the page then requests permission to access their location. Once permission is given, the page finds the location of the person and their phone and then emails it to the person requesting the information.

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