FRIENDS WITH A BABY GOT STRANDED FROM A FLOOD IN THE AUSTRALIAN WILD, USE DRONE PHONE FOR HELP
So I’ve been to Australia and it’s a gorgeous place. But it’s as big as the continental United States. So I didn’t actually see much of it at all. I certainly haven’t been to Far North Queensland, which looks to be enticing. Well, until you find yourself stranded, that is, and needing a drone phone to get out. And that’s exactly what happened to a group of friends, including one of their babies. They went to see a remote waterfall in the wilderness. But then two flooding creeks stranded them on both sides. When they tried to drive thru one of them, their car died. But since we’re talking about the wilderness here, there was no cell service to call for help! So what did they do? They used a drone phone. Totally wild move in the wild.
DESPERATE AFTER A NIGHT IN POURING RAIN, THEY ATTACHED THEIR PHONE TO A DRONE TO GET CELL SIGNAL
So no, there’s no such thing as a drone phone. Well, until now. You take your phone. Then you take your drone, if you have one. Then, you put these together to hopefully find some cell service. And that’s exactly what these desperate folks did. Well, after spending an entire night in the rain, which only made the flooding worse, of course. That’s when they came up with something new: a drone phone. So they attached it to a drone they had with them to send it up in the air, broadcasting an SOS to get some help.
AFTER, SMART, DESPERATE DRONE FLIGHT, DRONE PHONE CALLED FOR SUCCESSFUL HELP
And guess what? It bloody well worked! So if you’re wondering how you send a message after you send your drone phone up in the air, out of reach, just think a little harder. Don’t get it yet? Well, when you try to send a message on your phone, it keeps trying to send for a while to get it out. So that’s what they did here with the drone phone. The stranded group sent the message and immediately sent the drone phone up in the air. And, even better, when they brought it back to earth, they could see that the message was sent! So sure, with a baby on hand, anxieties must have been high until they saw responders at the scene to help them get out of there. McGyver is alive and well in the Australian wild.