Lives Saved by A Cellphone
Saved by my cellphone
Mobile phones are good for more than just texting, chatting and playing addictive games. You never know when you might need to place a call from the bottom of a tree well, like James Drummond recently did. Get his story and more examples of lifesaving cells.
James Drummond
This snowboarder’s afternoon was spoiled when he crashed into a 6-ft. deep tree well (what’s that?). Drummond used his phone to place a distress call to his wife, who alerted the snow patrol. He was rescued a halfhour later.
Carla Chapman
Chapman was gardening at her Sunshine state home when she was swallowed up by a 7-ft. sinkhole. She had her phone handy and tried dialing for help, but got no signal. How did her phone ultimately help her?

John Garber
Two ejected nightclub-goers angrily opened fire on the Atlanta hotspot where Garber was working as a valet. His cellphone — perched in his shirt pocket — blocked the stray bullet that would’ve otherwise entered his chest.
Thomas Wopat-Moreau
This Manhattan man’s car careened off a state highway, leaving him wounded and stranded for four days. It wasn’t a 911 call that alerted state troopers to his whereabouts — see how his phone helped them find him.
Dan Woolley
Woolley was making a film about poverty in Haiti’s capital when the nation’s devastating earthquake struck. Trapped under tons of wreckage in his hotel lobby, he used an iPhone app to learn how to treat his injuries.
Eric Cooper, Sr.
This SoCal coach turned to an iPhone app (see which one) for pointers when one of his teen basketball players fell ill on the court. Cooper was able to successfully administer CPR and revive the player.
Abby Flantz & Erica Nelson
While hiking in Alaska , Flantz and Nelson mistakenly wandered off route and went missing (for how long?). Here’s how rescuers used their phone to find them.
Kevin Weaver
When Weaver collapsed on the floor of his home  his specially trained service dog, Belle, sprang into action. The beagle knew how to bite the 911 speed-dial button on Weaver’s cellphone, alerting the paramedics.
Shannon Haight
Haight was abducted from a parking lot and attempted to call police while locked in a car trunk. After repeatedly dialing the wrong number by mistake, she eventually called her boyfriend, who called 911, setting off a high-speed chase.