The call came in:
ÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã âIt was a little before 6 p.m. when she called. She indicated to me that she was lost in the mountains, and she indicated that she was on foot,ÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬ÃÂ Kerry Koppes said. ÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã âShe thought she was in the proximity of what she described as GreyÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã¢âÂ¢s Trail.
Koppes figured she was talking about Greyrock Trail, and he estimated she was as high as 9,000 feet.
The womanÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã¢âÂ¢s cell phone was equipped with a wireless phase 2 technology. Koppes said that gives the center a latitude and longitude and location of a tower. He found the tower from where the womanÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã¢âÂ¢s strongest signal was picked up.
ÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã âAnytime you pick up a cell phone and you dial youÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã¢âÂ¢ll hit multiple towers,ÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬ÃÂ he said. ÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã âYour signal strength will always be strongest into one particular tower, and thatÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã¢âÂ¢s usually how your call gets routed. ItÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã¢âÂ¢s the first time IÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã¢âÂ¢ve had the experience with this system in a situation like this, and we had a save like this.ÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬ÃÂKoppes said he got the latitude and longitude based on the triangulation from her phone, and he was able to take that data and plot it into the centerÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã¢âÂ¢s computer maps.
The Windsor Tribune reports a woman was rescued in Poudre Canyon after a dispatcher used GPS directions to locate her.