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How An Apple Watch Saved A Paddleboarder — And Could Help You, Too

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A Massachusetts paddleboarder was rescued earlier this month after she used her Apple Watch to call 911. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
A Massachusetts paddleboarder was rescued earlier this month after she used her Apple Watch to call 911. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
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Earlier this month, a Massachusetts paddleboarder was swept out to sea by heavier-than-expected winds. She used her Apple Watch to call 911 and was rescued by Swampscott, Massachusetts, Harbormaster William Waters.

Here & Now's Robin Young checks in with Waters, as well as Lauren Goode (@LaurenGoode), senior writer and tech expert with Wired, to talk about the 911 feature and the watch's other safety functions.

This segment aired on June 26, 2019.

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