Marty Cooper was skiing in Vail, Colorado with a friend, Masami Yamamoto, and was at the bottom of a hill waiting on Yamamoto. After several minutes passed, Cooper went to his nearby home and called his friend’s cellphone to discover that Yamamoto accidentally skied off a cliff above a drop of several hundred feet and was stuck. Over the next several hours, Cooper coordinated with Masami and the Vail Dispatch Center to determine his friend’s exact location, which led to his successful rescue. Hear the account of a life-saving use of the cellphone from that man that played a significant role in inventing the fantastic device.
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