Dispatcher locates assault victim by pinging her cellphone

04/23/2013 | Olympian (Olympia, Wash.), The

A 9-1-1 dispatcher in Thurston County, Wash., located a sexual assault victim who could not talk freely by pinging her cellphone using GPS. The ping to the cell tower gave the dispatcher a rough location of the victim, and then additional assistance was provided by the wireless carrier. A 9-1-1 dispatch supervisor said pinging is a last resort, but dispatchers will do whatever is necessary to follow up when a call is interrupted.

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