Emergency Wi-Fi Hotspots Give Lifeline to Israeli Hikers

The Fellowship  |  March 19, 2021

Soldiers hiking up a desert mountain with backpacks.
soldiers hiking with backpacks in desert along ridge.

Hikers can feel much safer while taking remote trails in Israel because of new Wi-Fi hotspots that allow them to call for help in case of emergencies, reports Israel21c:

“In one incident last year, a teenager hiking in the Golan Heights got bitten by a snake and needed to get to the hospital quickly, and thanks to our system was evacuated by helicopter in time to be saved,” Katzir tells ISRAEL21c.

In another incident in the north, a Nature and Parks Authority ranger came across a trekker in medical distress and used the hotspot to make a video call to get instructions on how to treat him.

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