Apple’s AirTag tracker is a useful tool for keeping track of your personal belongings, but the tracker is also used by people to locate their pet by attaching it to a collar. , although it is not designed for that purpose. Rescuers in California have now rescued a dog after it ran away from its owner and into a storm drain before being swept away. According to first responders, the dog was wearing a regular AirTag and ID tag.
While walking, one-year-old Australian shepherd Seamus ran away from his owner, Emilie Brill, and ran towards a drainage area. “He got away from me, and he just went down this sewer. The water was moving so fast, I thought he just had to dip one foot in the water and he was gone,” Brill told ABC7. Thankfully, first responders were quickly informed of Seamus’ disappearance and rescue efforts were soon underway.
According to a video posted by the San Bernadino County Fire Department on January 18 detailing the rescue effort, Seamus entered a flood control basin and was swept away in fast-moving water. Firefighters were informed by an employee at a nearby recreational vehicle (RV) facility that they had seen a dog drifting down a nearby canal and heard it barking.
The video reveals that Seamus was trying to get out of the fast-flowing water and was in an approach tube, when he was rescued by firefighters, nearly a mile from where he entered the storm drain (about 1.6 miles). kilometer).
The lucky dog was later reunited with Brill after the crew dried and warmed it up in the fire truck before they took it home.
“Seamus is equipped with Apple AirTag & Regular ID Cards assist rescuers and owners in tracking down puppies and reuniting them,” the fire department said. It’s worth noting that Apple previously stated in a statement. interviewthat if people want to use AirTag to track their pet’s location, they should “make sure their moving pet is within range of a device in the Find My network”.