Google helps Horry first responders locate man having chest pains while camping in woods

Google helps Horry first responders locate man having chest pains while camping in woods
Google coordinates were used to help first responders locate a man having chest pains in the woods in Longs.

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Modern technology played a role in helping Horry County first responders locate a man who was having chest pains.

According to a Facebook post from Horry County Fire Rescue, dispatchers took the call at 10:50 a.m. Friday.

The man was camping in the woods near Waccamaw Lane and Loop Circle in Longs, having gotten there by canoe, according to the HCFR.

Since dispatchers did not have a physical address for the man’s location, they were able to hone in on the spot using Google coordinates, first responders said.

Crews used a boat to get to the man and transport him to Grand Strand Medical Center.

“This wasn’t a typical call, but through teamwork, we were able to deliver care,” the post read.

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