Headed skiing? Please mind your crash detection.

Comox Valley

2023-02-15 10:12 PST

On January 26, 2023 Frontline members of the Comox Valley RCMP spent time looking for a car crash up at Mt. Washington that didn’t exist.

The fire department, emergency health services and police all got the call for a car crash; however, after combing the area determined that nobody was in distress and there was no crash. Police were able to confirm that the 911-call came from an Apple watch after a skier took a fall.

There is a crash detection software installed on newer Apple devices said Cst. Monika Terragni, Media Relations Officer, Comox Valley RCMP. We are asking users to disable to crash detection if you’re skiing or snowboarding with others in a populated area, or to check your device immediately after a fall to ensure it did not call 911. It is also important to keep your device up-to-date with the latest operating system as developers continue to tweak this feature, she added.

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Cst. Monika Terragni
Media Relations Officer
Comox Valley RCMP
800 Ryan Rd, Courtenay, BC V9N 7T1
Office: 250-338-1321
Fax: 250-338-6781

Email: monika.terragni@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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