Stranded Skiers Rescued by iPod
It just wouldn't be Saturday without a hyperbolic iPod story, but this one is totally true: a skier and snowboarder got lost off-piste on Savognin in Switzerland... their mobile phone's battery went flat, and the glow of one of an iPod alerted the rescue helicopter to their presence.
Sharp eyes on that chopper crew.
The two -- a skier and snowboarder, both from France -- had got lost late in the day Friday outside marked runs near the resort of Savognin in southeast Switzerland, said Gery Baumann, spokesman for mountain rescue service Rega.
What kind of iPod was it? What generation? What brightness setting was the backlight set to? Is there a difference in helicopter visibility between, say, LCD and OLED? Without that kind of information, I don't know that I can ever go skiing in remote Swiss mountains again.