05 Oct In development, caregiver friendly, emergency APP inspired by fathers fall from roof
During a 2014 winter storm, Charles Martin climbed onto the roof of his rural Rockport, Ind., home to clear off a foot of heavy, wet snow. With his wife at work, Mr. Martin, a family counselor, slipped and fell off the roof, breaking his wrist and shattering his hip. Lying on his icy driveway in severe pain, he tried to call 911 on his cellphone, but the call would not go through. He lay in 20-degree cold for two hours until his wife arrived and dialed the emergency number from the landline inside the house.