This week, Apple’s AirTag rescued a dog that was swept away by floodwaters in California, prompting rescuers to its location. As I mentioned ABC71-year-old Australian Shepherd Seamus fell into a fast-moving water drain after being separated from his owner during a walk.

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Seamus was swept into a flood control trough and quickly floated away from his owner, but eventually managed to crawl out of the access tube. Because Seamus had an AirTag on his collar, rescuers were able to identify his owners, and his owners were able to track his location.

The drain took Seamus about a mile from where he started, and he was stuck at the bottom of the access pipe. The San Bernardino County Fire Department said on its Facebook page that both the Apple AirTag and the traditional ID tag “helped rescuers and owners track down and reunite the pup.”

Apple created AirTags for tracking items, and the company doesn’t recommend using them to track pets, children, or other living things because they require a nearby iPhone to locate them and they don’t have a built-in GPS tracking functionality of their own. This hasn’t stopped many pet owners from using AirTags on their animals, and there is a wide selection of collars, harnesses, and other accessories to equip a pet with an AirTag.

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