Haiti Earthquake Victim Uses DSLR And iPhone To Survive
Believe it or not, he's crediting a digital camera and an iPhone to his survival. During the crumble, he managed to get cut up fairly bad and fracture his leg; without any medical knowledge, he wouldn't have any idea how to care for himself in his own time of need. He was able to use the focusing light on his DSLR in order to light his way and shuffle out from where he was, all while taking pictures of his surroundings. His iPhone came in handy when he pulled up the first-aid app that he had loaded on previously. The app led him to make the right moves in bracing his leg, and it also told him not to fall asleep if he was nearing shock. Because of that, he set his alarm to ring every 20 minutes.
Today, Don is alive and well to tell the story. He was rescued after 65 hours of laying helpless, but there's a good chance he wouldn't have lasted that long without a few good gadgets hanging around. You never know when the things you take for granted will be your lifesaver, do you?