You know that I want you to have some way to contact the outside world when you’re on an adventure. Whether you get a satellite phone, or a messenger or a beacon, you need a way to show everyone where you are when in danger. Sometimes, it can be as simple as an iPad, like this story of the miracle survival of a father and daughter who went down in a plane. Pilar Arias reports for Fox News:
A father and daughter were found alive in the woods in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, after their small plane crashed Sunday night.
Pennsylvania State Police say the 58-year-old father, who was piloting, and his 13-year-old daughter survived the crash. Search crews spent nearly five hours looking for the plane reported down around 8:30 p.m. in Bear Creek Township, according to a press release.
The plane went down about a half-mile into the woods between Bald Mountain Road and Suscon Road. Investigation details revealed the plane had departed the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport and went missing on radar after a rapid descent, but it was hard to get a specific location.
The United States Air Force assisted with the search. Members were able to ping the dad’s phone and the girl’s iPad, which led them directly to the crash site, WNEP-TV reported.
Emergency crews found them huddled together for warmth. Both were in what police called a pre-hypothermic state.
“The daughter saves both of them by using her iPad and her dad was cuddling the daughter to give her warmth because they were both exposed to the elements and were suffering from hypothermia at the time,” Pennsylvania State Police Sgt. John said.
Action Line: After the miracle of their surviving the crash, it was lucky again that this father and daughter went down somewhere with cell service. Out at sea or in the remotest areas, only satellites can find you. Make sure you’re ready to survive the elements no matter where you are with a Navy SEAL Survival Kit. In fact, make sure you’re ready to survive anywhere.
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