Blast from the past technology credited with saving missing hiker
BEIJING, China (NBC) – A lot of people flock to the store when a new device hits shelves, but one man in China is grateful he waited to upgrade.
Authorities say 70-year-old Liu Quanming was attached to his 10-year-old Nokia cell phone.
Recently, Quanming went hiking in a Taiwanese ravine and got separated from his group.
According to NBC, he was lost for five days and fell down the mountain into a ravine.
When he fell, he dropped his phone.
Fortunately, the sturdy phone survived the fall and sent out signals.
Rescuers were able to call his phone and found Quanming lying nearby.