Officer Dave Cameron of the Campbell police department near San Jose went to the family’s home to follow up on a missing person report and an OnStar crash report. After learning that the woman carries an iPhone, he then used the woman’s iPad to connect with the Find My iPhone feature, which gave them a location, down a steep ravine.

The 28-year-old had been trapped overnight after her van rolled down the side of Mount Hamilton.

The officer was able to guess the woman’s password — on the third or fourth try — to unlock the iPad and the Find My Phone app. After a two hour search — “a great joint effort” by a number of a number of law enforcement agencies — they found the woman face down next to her crashed van and the Coast Guard air-lifted her by helicopter to a hospital.

(WATCH the video below from KPIX or READ the story in the Mercury News)

Photo by Coast Guard News (CC license)

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