Emergency staff saves life of unlocatable person

Examples of older cell phones that may not be able to be located by 911 dispatchers in the event of an emergency.

Are you relying on an old flip phone without cell service as a means to call 911? Here are some things you need to know.

Depending on how old the phone is, if you call 911, dispatchers may not be able to map where you are, and if the call gets disconnected, there is no way dispatchers can call you back.

On April 24, this exact scenario played out in Boone and Dallas Counties. It took a lot of skill from the 911 dispatchers, dedicated first responders, and nearly every resource available to find a person in desperate need of medical attention. This incident lasted a total of three and a half hours.

At 9:12 a.m., a 911 call was received by the Boone County Dispatch. The person on the other end of the phone couldn’t talk, and only audible moans could be heard. It was clear that somebody needed help.

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