Sky-High Thinking: Driver Launches Phone on Drone to Call for Help in Snowy Wilderness

When it comes to getting out of sticky situations, this is quite a unique news article I came across. Here is a creative way if you are stuck with no phone signal in the middle of nowhere, and you happen to have a drone with you.

A US driver found himself in a precarious situation on a remote road in Oregon, stuck in a recent snowstorm with no phone signal. Instead of panicking (or perhaps after finishing panicking and realising it didn’t help the situation), he used his sky-high thinking to save himself.

After realizing he was stranded without any means of calling for help, the resourceful driver came up with a plan. He typed a text message to a trusted person showing his exact location, then attached his phone to a drone and launched it several hundred feet into the air.

Yes, you read that right. He launched his phone into the air using a drone.

What does this remind you off? Might you have recently watched the latest Netflix movie “Fall”? Without giving you any spoilers, let’s just say a similar scenario also takes place there.

In this case, the airborne phone was able to go high enough to connect to a cell tower, and the typed message by the driver was eventually sent. Talk about thinking outside the box!

Rescuers were genuinely impressed with the man’s ingenuity, praising him. There’s a lesson for you if you ever come across a situation like this in the future.

Always carry your drone with you, you never know when this drone use might come in handy.

In this case, the driver’s story has captured the attention of many, with some even suggesting that he deserves a medal for his creativity. But as impressive as his drone maneuver was, it’s important to remember that not everyone has access to a drone or the knowledge of how to use one.

So let this be a reminder to us all: when it comes to winter travel, it’s always better to err on the side of caution. And if you do find yourself in a sticky situation, remember that sometimes the best way to go is up.