Some sophisticated 911 mapping technology helped save a woman’s life near Neillsville this week. Clark County dispatchers were unable to understand the woman who turned out to have hearing difficulties.
“Basically, all our dispatcher could hear was that it was female on the other end of the phone,” says Chief Deputy Jim Backus. “She appeared very upset, crying, and just making noises.”
Backus says the mapping technology led them to find the woman, trapped in a car that had rolled over outside of Neillsville early Monday. Backus says there’s little traffic in the area, so it’s impossible to say when someone might have discovered the woman. Firefighters were able to extract the hard of hearing woman from her car and get her to a hospital where she was treated and released.
Backus says the technology has been used before to help find lost hunters, but this is the most successful story of how it’s been used.
WSAU’s Matt Lehman submitted this report